Thom is a strength and conditioning coach at Tidal CrossFit, manager of Tidal Online, and proprietor of ThomTrain.com. He has worked with a variety of individuals, including first time fitness enthusiasts and regional CrossFit competitors, as well as varsity and professional athletes. A PhD drop out, recreational CrossFit enthusiast, and avid hot sauce connoisseur, Thom resides in Toronto Canada where he occasionally rubs elbows with accomplished athletes.
Periodization means planning to peak for the most important part of your season. There are a ton of ways to do this. Here's an overview on how to do it successfully.
Squatting, be it with a barbell, a kettlebell, or just with your bodyweight, holds a plethora of advantages for ultimate players. It increases explosive performance while developing muscles that reduce the risk of knee injury. Check out these fixes and tips help you improve your squat mechanics.
This installment provides guidance on how to include stability building exercises, such as deadbugs and glute bridges, into a well-rounded off-season training program.
If you're training to be fast, the first thing you have to do is slow down. These drills will develop your movement patterns for faster, stronger sprinting.
Want to bomb flicks and drop jaws with your insane layouts, but without breaking your shoulder? Here are the stability exercises throwing athletes need.
Crunches and sit-ups may actually be counterproductive to core stability. Thomas Wendelboe explains how stability is the key to trunk training for athletes.
Thomas Wendelboe continues his series on functional stability for athletes with an explanation of exercises to correct asymmetries in the hips and glutes.
In our first article in a series on sport-specific stability, Thom Wendelboe introduces us to our butts and explains three stretches to assess flexibility and improve proprioception.