GAINtalk 1: Sticks and Straps (with Steve Myrland)

In this 64 minute lesson, coach Steve Myrland discusses his philosophy of using sticks and straps as simple tools to develop mobility and strength. This video includes practical demonstrations of dozens of exercises filmed at the annual GAIN conference. Myrland is currently the Wellness Director and District Performance Coach for Athletics at Middleton School District in Wisconsin. He was formerly the strength and conditioning coach at the NHL’s San Jose Sharks and the University of Wisconsin. He is also a GAIN faculty member.

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Topics Covered

Theory & implementation

28 minutes

  • Underlying philosophy
  • Benefits and best practices
Practical demonstration

36 minutes

  • Stick Mobility
  • Stick Strength
  • Strap Strength

About GAIN

GAIN is a coaching network offering coaches a community to grow, and annual events to learn and network. The annual flagship GAIN event takes place in June with details announced in December. The week-long event brings together top coaches from around the world to share best practices on athletic development, sports medicine, the art of coaching, and more.

GAIN also helps produce the GAINcast podcast where coaches can listen weekly for new coaching tips. In addition, other GAIN events are hosted throughout the year and members get access to the below video and hundreds more on the GAIN website.


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