GONYK wrote: bringinhinkie wrote:
ohhhhh it's out - good looks
i skimmed it:
1. still collapsing on bench press with dr coker
2. the next doc has him BANDED above the knees (good), but doing a machine press var which wouldn't be my choice, but he is friggin banded in the right spot at least.. my opinion, the band used in the video is too strong that he doesn't seem to be externally rotate against it fully.. but again, at least someone is addressing it on some level
3. 14:35, collapsing on an assisted squat.. the band is there, but he isn't being cued to drive against it.. and again, all quadricep dominant
not much else to comment on (other than the fact that he bench presses with no scapula activation - which isn't good by any means, but has little to do with his acl)
still less than ideal overall exercise selection.. someone earlier mentioned throwing him to louie simmons - which would be absolutely hilarious watching the 2 interact (if you know anything about louie).. but louie would train him similar to the way i would - absolutely blasting posterior chain/external rot of the hip/building the scap
What's your thoughts on the core work they have him doing?
14:45| sit-up var w/ hip adduction
14:50| straight leg raises w/ hip adduction
15:00| supine hollow variation w/ some hip flexion ..my preference here would be traditional hollow work with less hip flexion and the neck a bit more packed
Nothing that will hurt him .. not exactly the bread and butter of core work, but it is not of concern IMO.. only concern would be too much hip flexion in an individual that is already hip flexion dominant.. but nothing that will aggravate the knee directly..
it's tough to judge because i havent seen the rest of what he is given.. i would hope he is getting some form of legitimate hip extension (be it banded / bodyweight / an extreme example would be the reverse hyper)
was tough to tell what the very last guy was giving him at the end of the video .. i wouldn't classify it as core - looked like they were building up the cross pattern when he was on one leg, with the other leg in hip flexion and one arm overhead with the roller.. nothing bad here
overall what i see is, too many cooks in the kitchen.. you got coker who is attempting to blast traditional hypertrophy (with no attention to detail).. you got the guy in the middle of the video giving some core work - nothing bad but again there is better - and then you have the guy at the end giving stuff that borderlines on "too cute" ..
my issue is, there is just so much basic basic stuff, that he isn;t being given.. so many basic concepts not being implemented.. and the attention to detail/execution isn't there.. all he needs is one good trainer that "gets it"..
there are plenty of guys in NYC and jersey that fit this bill.. but at the same time, there are even more trainers that are out there, considered legit, that don't fit the bill.. so it is hard to blame KP.. because there is no way for him to know, until he gets the real deal, then the light-bulb goes off
strength and conditioning is like modern-day karate.. it is an extremely watered down profession