Athletes have been using warding drills for years to elicit athletic gains that can be transferred into sport. A warding pattern is simply maintaining whole–body tension while producing integrated movement patterns (think of a stiff arm in football or a post–up in basketball). Learn the secrets of why this has such great physiological benefits and how we can prescribe warding drills for all clients, including athletes. We'll discuss the physiological rationale for this highly effective style of training, the adaptations that result, numerous examples of warding drills, and simple ways you can incorporate these patterns into your program.
By Michol Dalcourt
Michol Dalcourt is an educator, author, trainer, inventor, and an industry leader in the areas of human movement and performance training. Michol is Director of the Institute of Motion, Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in Sports Science, and co-founder of PTA Global certification. He is the inventor of ViPR, a fitness tool being rolled out in top clubs and with professional athletic teams. Michol’s innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies ... read more.