How 2 Rock UR Training
For the Nerdy and Self-Motivated Athlete Riding Solo
As a former NCAA DII track and XC athlete I have personally experienced what it takes to achieve performance driven results. I supplemented that experience with rigorous academic work in pre-medicine (B.Sc. minor in chemistry) and Kinesiology (M.Sc.) studies and am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Over the last decade I have worked as speed and strength and conditioning coach for various sports teams and continue to teach as adjunct faculty in exercise science at Scottsdale Community College.
Most notably I served as the Head SC for men's football from 2012 - 2015 helping see the team to the 2013 Conference and Bowl Championships. In 2019, I was hired as the assistant strength coach for the Arizona Hotshots of the former AAF. I currently own and operate a training studio, Engard Athletics, in Tempe, AZ.
Looking back on this decade-long journey, it hasn't been easy. You'll hear me say "we" because although I'm the sole owner of Engard Athletics it is because of the clients and athletes who walked this journey with me that we are still here 10 years, one fire, and one pandemic later.
At one point I was back training clients on my patio where it all started after a a fire broke out at a larger shared facility I had moved into. That was a hard loss to recover from, but after saving and rebuilding - I learned just how strong we all were from having to deal with adversity and nearly losing everything - our trajectory finally changed one day after a lift battle in the street.
(Incidentally, I was written up by my HOA for having a weightlifting party and banned from loud outdoor activities... I couldn't even train at home anymore. Rock meet bottom)
That moment made me realize despite having nothing, despite losing everything, the training program was still working.
We didn't need fancy 20k sq. ft facilities. 45lb is 45lb no matter if it's Eliko or if its the rusty garage sale plate from your neighbors dad's 1980s bodybuilding era back yard training. None of that shit mattered.
What mattered was the program, the WHY behind what we were doing, and the people we were doing it with.
StartMovement Philosophy Rooted in Motor Control Theory
StartSimple Movement Assessments U Can Do At Home
StartOverhead Squat Assessment
StartSingle Leg Squat Assessment
StartJumping & Cutting Assessments
StartSquat Pattern Movements
StartHorizontal Push Pattern Movements
StartHorizontal Pull Pattern Movements
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StartVertical Pull Pattern Movements
StartHinge Pattern Movements
StartOlympic Technique 4 Athletes