Saturday, June 6, 2009
Being a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, I had to search for strength and conditioning podcasts. While searching on Podcast.com, I came across a plethora of podcasts produced by the Bowdoin College Football Program. Each podcast was a video of a particular weightlifting exercise taught through an easy to follow step by step progression. After viewing several of the podcasts, it dawned on me, these would be perfect for my football players. Weightlifting cannot be taught through oral directions and instructions, the outcome could be harmful to an athlete. Ideally, weightlifting should be taught through visual demonstrations and guided practice. Therefore, before demonstrating a new "lift," I could have my players watch one of theses podcasts as a quick overview of the new exercise and then proceed with my demonstration. What a great resource I have found.