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Toronto Rock Athletic Centre
1132 Invicta Drive
Oakville, Ontario
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What Would You Give to Succeed?

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-November 18th, 2016- I found this great blog the other day titled I’d Give Anything. I thought it was so bang on that I had to share it. To give you a quick glimpse into it this is the opening quote: “Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have a special aptitude […]

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Sleep and Athletic Performance

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-January 22nd, 2016- Athletes are always looking for an advantage and that’s the main reason they come to us. To get Bigger, Stronger, Faster so that they are better than their opponent. They are desired. Motivated. Focused. They live, eat, sleep, and breathe getting better. But actually they don’t. Because they don’t sleep (except maybe […]

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Acceleration Training: The Sled Push

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-November 11th, 2015- In team sports, Speed Kills. More important than maximum speed though is acceleration. We teach specific acceleration running technique at TheDA. We don’t just put cones down and say run there as fast as you can. We break down the athletes technique stride by stride to improve their ability to apply force. […]

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Perfecting the Chin Up

-November 6th, 2015- The Chin Up is easily one of the least favourites of our athletes. It’s tough and requires great strength relative to your bodyweight. Physics play a big role in Chin Ups, as taller athletes with longer levers are at a disadvantage. Below is a video of Jaclyn demonstrating a proper ChinUp, as […]

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Core Training for Lacrosse

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-October 9th, 2014-      The core is a very overused and misunderstood term. It is often just used interchangeably with abs. While your abdominals are part of your core, there are many more muscles involved in your core. The core is the most important area for a lacrosse player to develop. It is responsible for […]

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Lacrosse Testing: How Do You Compare? (Part 2)

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-November 26th, 2013- On September 21st 148 lacrosse players involved with the Toronto Rock Elite League were put through an NLL style Combine. There were 5 tests in total and when combined provide a great athletic profile of each athlete. Part 1 examined the 3 Performance Tests. The other 2 tests were Movement Screens and […]

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Lacrosse Testing: How Do You Compare? (Part 1)

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-October 18th, 2013- On September 21st 148 lacrosse players involved with the Toronto Rock Elite League were put through an NLL style Combine. There were 5 tests in total and when combined provide a great athletic profile of each athlete. Three of the tests measured Sports Performance qualities related directly to lacrosse performance including linear […]

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Proper Nutrition for Young Athletes Starts with the Parent

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-May 7, 2013- “You Can’t Out-Train a Poor Diet!” This is one of my favourite quotes. You can train hard 4 days a week for up to 8 hours doing all the right things in the gym. But if you stop at McDonalds on your way home, you’ll never get the results you SHOULD be […]

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CrossFit Training is Not (Sport) Specific!

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Yesterday an article on The Problems With CrossFit (link at bottom of page) started flowing through the Strength Coach community and I thought I’d share it. CrossFit is popular, especially in the lacrosse world where Reebok is a main sponsor. If you’ve read any of my posts in the past (like this one, or this […]

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30 Seconds In The Gym With Garrett Billings

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A quick video shot by the Toronto Rock yesterday of Garrett Billings training with me at my new facility, The Dynamic Athlete (located in the new Toronto Rock Practice Facility).

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