Ren Caldwell is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an FMS-certified professional, focusing primarily on working with athletes (especially ultimate frisbee players) and people coming back from injuries. She has had the pleasure of doing strength and conditioning work with several elite teams – Seattle Rainmakers, Seattle Sockeye, and Seattle Riot – and is currently working with both University of Washington teams and several Seattle youth programs.
Combine-style athletic tests are becoming more popular at tryouts, but the data is only valuable if used correctly. Ren Caldwell breaks down the different types of tests and what they evaluate.
Evaluating hamstring injuries is a science, not rocket science.You can come back more powerful and injury-resistant, instead of more prone to doing the same damn thing next season. Cool, right?
Watching ultimate highlight reels this year, I was fascinated by the seconds leading up to the “big moments,” the quality and kind of movements and positions required to create the situation where the best things can occur. I see these moments with the eyes of a strength & conditioning professional, and I know these plays don’t happen without a good training program. Let’s break down a few plays and demystify the movements that create them!
Your psoas is one of your body’s biggest, most important muscles. Do you know how it works?
Ren explores the balance of developing youth players and risking injury at high impact tournaments.
MC and Ren, a duo that’s a driving force behind how players in Seattle are approaching training, chat about their approach to developing on-field power.