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University of Kansas Strength Coach - Andrea Hudy Speaks at 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 @ 07:04 AM

Andrea Hudy    BSMPG Summer Seminar


There are people that talk the talk, and then there are the people that actually walk the walk.  Andrea Hudy is the latter (and she probably does it Farmer Walk Style!)

Coach Hudy has put more kids in pro uniforms and judging on the way her Jayhawks played in the national championship game this past year, they'll be plenty more Kansas alums rocking the NBA hardcourt next season.  See Coach Hudy at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar as she headlines a list of the country's top basketball performance coaches including the NBA's Indiana Pacer's Shawn Windle, University of Texas Logan Schwartz and Keith D'Amelio (formally Stanford and Toronto Raptors Strength Coach - currently with Nike).

Read why KU found the right fit with strength coach Andrea Hudy below.



article by Tom Keegan

— Such silly, dangerous things can happen in the weight room, where steel clangs and challenges fly.

And then there is the facility supervised by Andrea Hudy, strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas University men’s and women’s basketball programs.

So much science goes into the planning of the workouts, the study of the progress each individual makes. Decisions are made with intellect, not emotion.

Well, most of the time anyway.

Former Kansas University reserve guard Jeremy Case, now an assistant coach at Southeastern Missouri State, is fuzzy about the details. He just remembers feeling “terrible” about what happened. Still does.

Hudy recalled more details, perhaps because pain has such a long memory.

Hudy said Case complained he couldn’t possibly do four repetitions of the weight she prescribed.

“It was a bet,” Hudy said. “I said ‘If you do that four times, I’ll do a multiple-fatigue set for 30 reps.’ He said, ‘You’re on.’ I took the bar off the rack, lowered it and I heard it (her shoulder popping.) Everybody heard it. I said, ‘I hurt my shoulder.’ He said, ‘You can’t stop now.’ I said, ‘All right, I’ll prove it to you.’ Twenty-nine reps later, I ended up in the training room.”

It’s a painful memory for more than just Hudy.

“Next day her arm’s in a sling,” Case said. “Damn, I feel so bad. Just goes to show how tough coach Hudy is. She’s no ordinary lady. Really tough lady.”

Hudy suffered a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum.

“I lost the battle, but I won the war,” Hudy said. “He didn’t think he could do four reps, and he did six.”


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Topics: basketball conference, athletic training conference, Charlie Weingroff, Andrea Hudy, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles, Alan Grodin

Jeff Cubos Talks Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization : Filling the Gaps

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 @ 07:04 AM

by Jeff Cubos


It’s been over a year since I first began the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization program. Since that initial “A” course, my clinical thought process has expanded exponentially through following up with the “B” and “C” courses, my privileged opportunity to visit Motol in Prague, and the day to day reflections of my current practice.

Well recently, I had the privilege of taking part in another DNS A course that was put forth by Michael Maxwell of Somatic Senses and taught by Alena Kobesova and Brett Winchester. This particular experience was quite special for me because not only was it local (hence no flight costs), but it provided me with the opportunity to share my experiences to date with many of my friends and colleagues who attended the course…including my wife.

I would say however, that the most beneficial aspect of being present was that it afforded me the opportunity to “fill in the gaps”.



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Meet Jeff Cubos and other top therapists and strength coaches as attendees at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar.

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Topics: BSMPG, athletic training conference, Craig Liebenson, Charlie Weingroff, boston hockey conference, Cal Dietz, Jeff Cubos, Barefoot in Boston, Dan Boothby, Clare Frank, DNS course, barefoot training

Craig Liebenson and Clare Frank Talk Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Apr 6, 2012 @ 07:04 AM


BSMPG has begun plans to host DNS Course "B" in Boston in the spring of 2013.  Due to the overwhelming response of our Course "A" offering, we have begun plans to host course "B" next spring.


Stay tuned to for complete details.


Click video below to watch interview with Boston Course "A" instructor, Clare Frank who would also be teaching Course "B" upcoming.



Click below to watch an interview with Craig Liebenson as he talks about the DNS approach.


See Craig Liebenson at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar - May 19th and 20th in Boston MA.

Hurry - this program has a limited number of seats!


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Topics: basketball conference, athletic training conference, Craig Liebenson, Charlie Weingroff, Andrea Hudy, Bruce Williams, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles, Alan Grodin, Barefoot in Boston, Clare Frank

Kansas' Secret Weapon - Andrea Hudy Comes to Boston

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 @ 06:04 AM

Andrea Hudy

University of Kansas Strength & Conditioning Coach

Andrea Hudy


When the 7-foot center Jeff Withey showed up on the Kansas campus in 2009, he was a gawky San Diego kid who weighed a shrimp taco or two above 200 pounds. So how did he develop into the bruiser who has helped put the Jayhawks into the NCAA tournament's Final Four?

Withey credits two people. The first is Kansas assistant coach Danny Manning, a Jayhawk legend who won the 1988 national title, was selected No. 1 in the NBA draft and recently was named Tulsa's new coach. The other is a blonde-haired former college volleyball player named Andrea Hudy.

Withey describes her as "one of our secret weapons."

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Topics: basketball performance, basketball conference, athletic training conference, Craig Liebenson, Andrea Hudy, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles

DNS Course in Boston a Huge Success!!

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 @ 07:04 AM

This past weekend, BSMPG hosted Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course "A" in Boston. 


This sold out event featured Clare Frank (pictured below) and Marcela Safarova (from the Czech Republic) as course instructors and was a huge hit!  


Interested about attending a future DNS course?


Read more about the DNS approach below as well as future opportunities both within the BSMPG network and offerings through Craig Liebenson.



DNS course clare frank



Click HERE to read more about DNS and about Craig Liebenson's experiences with DNS.


If you missed out on this exciting course work, don't worry! BSMPG is already making plans for another course "A" offering next year as well as a course "B" for those looking to advance their skills in DNS.


Can't wait for next year to learn more about DNS? No problem - Craig Liebenson is offering course work for both Sports Medicine professionals as well as fitness and strength professionals in the near future.  Click HERE to learn more about these exciting opportunities.


See Craig Liebenson lecture in Boston this May 19-20 as he presents both a Keynote presentation at the annual 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar as well as a breakout session the day following.  For complete details on Craig's presentation as well as a complete list of presenters and event details click HERE.  

Seats are limited for this event and are certain to sell out again this year.


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Topics: Art Horne, basketball conference, BSMPG, Craig Liebenson, boston hockey conference, Andrea Hudy, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles, Alan Grodin, Dr. DiMuro, Clare Frank, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization

Interview with Mark Toomey and Dr. John DiMuro - 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar Presenters

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Co-Presenters at the 2011 BSMPG Summer Seminar, Dr. John DiMuro and Mark Toomey return to Boston in May for the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar for a series of lectures that are sure to provide attendees with a number of monumental "ah-ha" moments as they show with fluoroscopy EXACTLY what is happening during exercises in both your rehabilitation and performance training programs.  

The difference between what you thought was happening during simple exercises and what is actually occuring at each joint will have you thinking twice before you prescribe your next exercise program or therapeutic intervention.


Click HERE to listen to a recent interview with Dr. DiMuro and Mark Toomey on



Mark Toomey


Dr John DiMuro DO, MBA

Dr. DiMuro is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine expert who specializes in advanced interventional pain treatments for all types of pain conditions. He grew up in central New Jersey prior to attending medical and business school in Philadelphia . He has an M.B.A. in health care management from St. Joseph 's University and completed his internship at the Tampa Bay Heart Institute. He was chief resident during his Anesthesiology residency at Georgetown University in Washington , D.C. prior to completing a pain medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City . He currently serves on the Carson Tahoe Hospital Cancer Committee. He continues to work in private practice and lectures nationally for the Kimberly Clark Company and Boston Scientific.

Mark Toomey, Sr RKC, CSCS

Mark Toomey is a fitness instructor from Reno , Nevada . He serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in fitness and conditioning for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. He is the Director of Operations for Dragon Door Publications, a producer of cutting edge material on strength and conditioning and acts as a Senior Instructor for the RKC, the first and largest entity specializing in kettlebell and body weight exercise instruction. Mark is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified CK-FMS practitioner.


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Topics: basketball conference, athletic training conference, boston hockey summit, Craig Liebenson, boston hockey conference, Bruce Williams, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles, Dan Boothby, barefoot running

Readings from last week

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Readings from last week.



Cold-Water Immersion for Preventing and Treating Muscle Soreness After Exercise  


Predictive Factors for Ankle Sprain  


Assessing the SI Joint   


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Topics: Art Horne, basketball resources, BSMPG, athletic training conference, boston hockey summit, basketball videos, hockey conference, Bruce Williams, Cal Dietz, Bill Knowles, Alan Grodin, Dan Boothby

Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 @ 07:03 AM


Cal Dietz



by Art Horne 

I recently travelled to Minnesota to visit a few friends and spend time with the strength coaches from both the Minnesota Timberwolves and the University of Minnesota.  If you’ve ever been to Minnesota you know that packing a winter jacket is a must and this trip this was clearly not the exception!


My first stop was with Cal Dietz from the University of Minnesota.  I’ve mentioned Cal’s new book, Triphasic Training a number of times before, but sitting down with Cal in front of a whiteboard and reviewing his training philosophy gave me a new appreciation and a monumental “ah ha” moment for the three phases of muscle action.



Excerpt from Cal’s book: Preface p. VII





That one simple sentence is what ties every sport together and allows all athletes to be trained using the same method, yielding the same results.  It is what this entire book is about.  Understanding the physiologic nature of muscle action taking place during dynamic movements gives you, the coach, a foundational training method that can be applied to every sport.  Couple this method with a periodization schedule that can be altered to fit with any training time frame and you have the tri-phasic undulating block method.


In a very brief and basic explanation that will be expanded upon at length in later chapters, the triphasic nature of all dynamic movement can be broken down into three phases:

1)   Eccentric phase: This is the deceleration or lowering portion of the movement.  It is associated with muscle lengthening.  During this phase, kinetic energy is absorbed and stored in the tendons of the muscle structure to be used during the stretch reflex.

2)   Isometric phase: This is where the mass, or athlete, comes to a complete stop before being accelerated in a new direction. (This is actually governed by Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. More on that and physics later.)

3)   Concentric phase: This is the acceleration of an athlete or mass. It is associated with muscle shortening.

As the adage goes, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  If your training program consists solely of methods that train the concentric portion of dynamic muscle action, your athletes are heading into the season with a chain consisting of one strong link and two weak links.  This book is designed to show you how to develop the other two phases of dynamic human movement with a periodization model that will make all three links strong and optimize the performance of your athletes. Remember that:




Now, for the very large majority of us, “triphasic” muscle action is not new. In fact, if you were to look at your college anatomy and physiology books it might be discussed within the very first chapter, but looking at your athlete’s strength programming I’d bet you’ll find it (or at least the isometric and eccentric portions) as scarce as tourists wearing shorts and a t-shirt during a Minnesota winter!  Sure you’ll find some isometric holds or eccentric tempos from time to time but rarely will entire phases be dedicated to developing these qualities.  And even more rare would be finding these qualities developed or emphasized within a sports medicine rehabilitation program!!


With close to 400 pages of information along with sample programs, Cal’s book leaves no preverbal stone unturned.  The addition of video links to each exercise in each sample program and video explanations and other recorded presentations throughout the book makes Triphasic Training one of the most complete training books I have ever read-watched-(and stole from)!


Whether you work in the performance arena and train elite athletes or a sports medicine clinic working with athletes looking to return to activity, Triphasic Training is a must read and will immediately impact each and every athlete you work with!


See Cal Dietz present at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar May 19-20th in Boston.

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Topics: BSMPG, athletic training conference, boston hockey summit, boston hockey conference, athletic training books, Cal Dietz

Advanced Athlete Monitoring For Injury Reduction at the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Join Jose Fernandez and other top Sports Medicine and Sports Performance professionals from across the world as they desend on Boston this May 19th-20th for the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar.  Choose from a number of specific learning tracks or mix and match to suit your learning needs.  Keynote speakers throughout the weekend include Dr. Craig Liebenson, Chris Powers, Alan Grodin, Irving Schexnayder, and Bill Knowles. 

Register today for this once in a lifetime event! Seats are limited!


BSMPG Summer Seminar


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Boston Sport Medicine and Performance Conference

Advanced Athlete Monitoring for Injury Reduction

Jose Fernandez



Professional athletes are experts at what they do, regardless how many S&C sessions they perform a week, they either have the quality to average 20 points per night or they don´t. From a physical perspective, coaches need to make sure their athletes are healthy and available to play every night. A healthy professional athlete should be capable to display a good performance just by being healthy. Everything else that can be achieved with training is a plus.

In a league where teams have to play 3-4 games a week and take more than 90 flights per season, time is limited for coaches to carry out physical training sessions with their players. A training program must be precise, specific and adjusted to the individual needs of each athlete. Coaches should focus on maintaining and reducing the loss of training adaptations throughout the season while enhancing the recovery and regeneration strategies.

At this year´s BSMPG Conference, I will be presenting ideas on how to objectively profile athletes attending to their neuromuscular characteristics and type of muscle fiber predominance. Continuing with this neuromuscular approach to athlete monitoring, innovative ways to quantify effects and duration of the training and treatments will be discussed. Being able to control the rate at which each muscle gains and looses activation after a training session or how exactly certain therapy treatment affects the functionality of any muscle group is crucial if we want to schedule training actions at the right moment, with the aim to maximize the physical performance and minimize risk of injury during the competition.

From an injury prevention perspective, new concepts to evaluate athlete´s readiness to train and assessment of change in muscle response induced by training will also be suggested, with a clear focus on practicality and applicability.

Aiming for maximal performance is a complex task. The purpose of my presentation is to offer some insight into the analysis of an athlete´s neuromuscular condition and how this can help coaches optimize training in an objective, reliable and time saving manner.

I look forward to seeing you at the BSMPG Conference in May!



Topics: Art Horne, basketball performance, BSMPG, athletic training conference, boston hockey conference, Logan Schwartz, Andrea Hudy, Bruce Williams, Mark Toomey, Cal Dietz, Alan Grodin, Joel Jamieson, Dan Boothby, Jose Fernandez

The Wait is Over - Triphasic Training is HERE!

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 07:02 AM

The wait is finally over - Triphasic Training by Cal Dietz and Ben Peterson is finally here. 

Click HERE to order Cal's Book.

Read a portion of Cal's Book by viewing a previous post HERE.






What the book is about:
The eBook contains over 350 pages, divided clearly into 2 parts: the why and the what.  The first section goes through the physiological basis for the Triphasic method, undulated block periodization, and general biological applications of stress. The authors will explain how to incorporate the Triphasic methods into existing programs, with complete descriptions on adapting it to virtually any scenario. Section 2 is devoted entirely to programming, with over 3,000 exercises hyperlinked to show you specifically how to perform every exercise. Included in this section are 5 separate 24-week training programs built for either 6 day, 5 day, 4 day, 3 day, or 2 day models. Also included is a complete 52 week training program for football. Cal and Ben show you why and how to peak football lineman or skill players, baseball, swimming, volleyball, and hockey players (among others). By reading this book, you will learn how to take the principles of Triphasic Training and apply it in the correct context for YOUR needs and YOUR athletes! 
What is Triphasic Training?
It is the pinnacle of sports performance training. By breaking down dynamic, athletic movements into their three components (eccentric, isometric, and concentric), the Triphasic system maximizes performance gains by applying stress to the athlete in a way that allows for the continuous development of strength, speed, and power.
Who uses Triphasic Training:
Everyone! From elite level athletes to absolute beginners, the triphasic method of training allows for maximal performance gains in minimal time. For that reason professional athletes from all backgrounds seek out Coach Dietz each off-season to train with his triphasic system. Coach Dietz has worked with hundreds of athletes from the NFL, NHL, and MLB, as well as several dozen Olympic athletes in track and field, swimming, and hockey. 

Table of Contents

Authors's Note
Section 1
1.1 Basic Principles and Their Application to Training
1.2 Stress, Stress, Stress!
1.3 Five Factors for Success
1.4 Results Speak Louder than Words
1.5 Variation is Key
1.6 Summary and Review
Periodization And The Implementation of Stress
2.1 Microcyle: Undulating Model
2.2 Mesocycle: Block System
2.3 Comparison to Linear Periodization
2.4 Summary and Review
The Triphasic Nature Of Athletic Movement
3.1. The Importance of Triphasic Training
3.2. Eccentric Phase
3.3. Isometric Phase
3.4 Concentric Phase
3.5 Summary and Review
Section 4
High Force at Low Velocity(Above 80%)
4.1: Training Above 80 Percent
4.2: Loading Parameters
4.3: Above 80 Training Blocks
4.4: How to Read the Workout Sheet
4.5: Specialized Methods of Applying Training Means
4.6: Monday, Medium Intensity (Submaximal Effort)
4.7: Wednesday, High Intensity (Maximal Effort)
4.8: Friday, Low Intensity (High Volume)
4.9: Above 80 Percent Three-Day Program Overview
4.10: Triphasic Q & A
4.11: Above 80 Percent Four-Day Program
4.12: Above 80 Percent Five-Day Program
4.13: Above 80 Percent Six-Day Program
4.14: Above 80 Percent Two-Day In-Season Program
Section 5
High Force at High Velocity(55-80%)
5.1: Training Between 55 and 80 Percent
5.2: Loading Parameters
5.3: 55 To 80 Training Block
5.4: Specialized Methods of Applying Training Means
5.5: Monday, Medium Intensity (Submaximal Effort)
5.6: Wednesday, High Intensity (Maximal Effort)
5.7: Friday, Low Intensity (High Volume)
5.8: 55-80 Percent Three-Day Program Overview
5.9: 55-80 Percent Four-Day Program
5.10: 55-80 Percent Five-Day Program
5.11: 55-80 Percent Six-Day Program
5.12: 55-80 Percent Two-Day In-Season Program
Section 6
High Velocity Peaking(Below 55%)
6.1: Transfer of Training and Dynamic Correspondence
6.2: AFSM
6.3: Loading Parameters
6.4: Below 55 Percent Training Block
6.5: Specialized Methods of Applying Training means
6.6: How to Read The Workout Sheet: Part II
6.7: Monday, Medium Intensity (Sport-Specific Time: Ideal)
6.8: Wednesday, High Intensity (Sport-Specific Time: Below Ideal)
6.9: Friday, Low Intensity (Sport-Specific Time: Above Ideal)
6.10: Three-Day High Velocity Peaking Program Overview
6.11: Sport Specific Peaking Programs
6.12: Below 55 Percent Two-Day In-Season Program
Putting It All Together
7.1: The Big Picture
7.2: Wrap-Up

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