Although it’s been a while since we’ve posted a major update, the Hudl product team has been killing it. This month we’re proud to announce some of what’s been keeping us so busy for the past four months:
Incorporating a foam roller into your workout can be a valuable tool for your athletes. Using a foam roller during your warm-up can help increase blood flow and calorie burn, and decrease the chance of injury. By providing pressure to the restricted regions of the body, you can help eliminate pain and restore motion.
If you’re not sure how to use the roller, here is a sequence to get you started.
One year ago today the small community of Joplin, Mo. experienced one of the deadliest tornadoes in this nation’s history. The storm, nearly 1-mile wide, killed 160 people in a matter of minutes.
Head Football Coach, Chris Shields, was new to the program in 2011 and was living about five hours away from Joplin in Wentzville, Mo. when the tornado hit. He turned on the television only to see the house he was moving into in a week was flattened and everything was destroyed. I had the opportunity to catch up with him a few weeks ago to see how the rebuild was coming.
Miranda and a group of Hudlies made their way across the southern states last week for week five of the Hudl Up Tour. Thanks to all the coaches who came out to learn more about Hudl and share their secrets.
For my Hudl Helps donation, I chose to support the organization To Write Love on Her Arms. To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also directly invest in treatment and recovery.
Weight and resistance training programs can vary from team to team, but no matter which weight room you walk into, there are some lifts that you’ll see consistently. The deadlift, power shrug, and back squat have become commonplace, and if you are going to use them, it is important that you pay attention to the details.
Ted Rath from the Detroit Lions shares his thoughts on the deadlift drops, power shrug, a different twist on the back squat, and what his athletes use to warm up before hitting the platform.