Monthly Archives: February 2010
Just a friendly reminder that CP Athlete Bree Schaaf will be competing in the Women’s Bobsled competition in Vancouver this evening. Bree just happens to be the only female I’ve seen post a 30+ inch vertical jump and bench with the big wheels on the bar here at CP…she’s an impressive athlete.
The competition starts just after 8PM est so be sure to tune in to NBC for coverage. Bree and her teammate Emily Acevedo will be the 9th sled to head down the track. For those of you who would like to stream the event live from your computer, head to NBColympics.com.
If you’re interested in getting a feel for who Bree is and what she’s all about, have a look at this segment featured on the local news from Bree’s hometown:
Yesterday it was brought to my attention that we haven’t got the ball rolling on our seasonal intern “orientation” process. In the past, we’ve taken this concept in a couple of different directions. If you intern at CP during the fall, you can be damn sure you’ll find yourself coaching in an adorable little Halloween costume on October 31st.
If you are fortunate enough to be a summer intern, you have the privilege of completing our “Intern Death Circuit”, which includes some farmer’s walks, a few walking lunges while holding an empty keg overhead, a couple of trips pushing the sled, and a grand finale of some sledge hammer work on the tire. The key to making this event fun is 1) creating an activity which encourages the interns to compete for a good time, result, etc. 2) making sure to have a good audience of CP staff and clients around to make a little noise, and 3) recording the entire mess of “exercise” to make for some quality blog material.
To get a feel for what I’m talking about, take a look at Eric’s recap of the summer ’09 intern hazing experience HERE
Here we are almost half way through the winter/spring internship and we haven’t come up with a quality intern hazing game-plan. I’d like to open it up to some recommendations from the readers to make for an entertaining experience… All I ask is that we keep it competitive on some level, we push the guys hard, and maybe I have the chance to get a picture of an intern bent over the trash barrel trying to keep down his lunch when all is said and done. Is that too much to ask?
Anyone who knows Eric knows that he HATES to be called a personal trainer. A big thank you goes out to the staff at the Boston Globe for listing Eric as such on boston.com today! Sorry, Eric. Their words, not mine!
To see the full description: Click HERE
On June 10, 2009, David Stanton made his first appearance at CP. He tipped the scales at an impressive 162lbs during his assessment and there hasn’t been a day that has passed during recent months where we didn’t regret putting him in front of the crash wall for some quality before pictures. Here we are, seven short months later, and David is checking in at a cool 198lbs. More importantly, we’ve discovered that he’s an outrageously strong trap bar deadlifter.
Here’s a video of David pulling 525lbs for a FAST triple…
It’s because of videos like this one that David gets away with telling me that my personal record of a 525lb single on the trap bar is “cute” or “absolutely adorable”. I hate you, David.
In today’s Boston Herald you will find a feature on CP athlete Kevin Youkilis. Steve Buckley has gone into great detail to explain why Youk has slowly but surely come to feel right at home in the Boston area, including his opportunity to train at CP right through the off-season.
Beginning on Tuesday, February 16th, Cressey Performance Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Howard will be coaching strength training sessions inside the Doug Carroll Baseball Academy (DCBA) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. With an emphasis on individualized goals and needs, each Cressey Performance athlete will be provided with individualized programming and the coaching necessary to carry out these measures effectively.
Chris Howard has his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and Masters of Science in Nutrition Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Chris spent the 2008 Off-Season and Training Camp as an intern with the Buffalo Bills before joining the Cressey Performance team during the fall of 2008. His main coaching experience has been with baseball players ranging from high school all the way up to the professional level. Currently, Chris is certified as a Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). In addition, he has completed an education in massage therapy at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, New York.
More information/scheduling: contact Pete at 978-212-2688
For information on DCBA: www.dougcarrollbaseball.com