Amortization Phase

This phase of movement refers to the bridge between the eccentric and concentric phases. The amortization phases uses the stretch shortening cycle (SSC) in production of power, as the length of amortization is a vital component in your ability to display your strength. If the amortization phase is slow, the energy stored during the eccentric phase dissipates, thereby reducing the effect and killing power...

By |2016-06-26T09:56:48-05:00June 26th, 2016|Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|2 Comments

FORM Lifting: Use The Force

When I first started training with weights, I was obsessed with the practice of moving a weight or object from point A to point B in as short a period of time as possible. The ability to move an object faster in the weight room translated to football field better than anything short of learning to anticipate the snap count - I defined this as power. Power as you know is found in [...]

By |2016-02-28T10:55:00-05:00February 28th, 2016|Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|3 Comments

Do I need to be in Shape?

Going through both CrossFit Football site, SoCal/Balboa and your new FAQ Talk to me Johnnie site and I notice a consistent message of strength, power and speed.  I recently went to a Starting Strength Seminar and came away from it with a newfound respect for strength as the basis for all athletics.  My question relates to strength as an underlying prerequisite for further progression on CrossFit Football or even as a precursor for [...]

By |2013-02-04T20:28:02-05:00June 17th, 2010|FAQ, Talk to Me Johnnie|26 Comments