Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PB&J Pierson

Big Ryan "PB&J" Pierson stands 6' 10" and weighs 248 lbs. He's finishing his sophomore year in high school and hopes to play college basketball. We are building and rebuilding this young athlete. He suffered a tibial avulsion fracture last spring and then spent an extra two weeks in the hospital battling a pulmonary embolism.

Right now, he's learning to train--building basic strength, mobility and body awareness. We have a long way to go, but I'm very happy with his progress. Watch out MCC foes, you're going to see a completely different Ryan Pierson next year.


Anonymous said...

Tracy and Ryan, I have been lucky enough to witness the progress. Ryan moves like a different person now. He looks stronger, more assured, confident, and agile. the difference has been simply amazing. Tracy, your diligent programming, thoughtful execution, and attention to detail is inspiring. It has really made me see how things are built up, one step at a time. Ryan, your hard work and focus are paying off. You are a great example of a young athlete. You show up on time, respect your coach, and give it your best. Can't wait to see the big guy in action. High fives to both of you!

Dan Hubbard, M.Ed., CSCS. said...

Just curious, what sort of modifications to programming have you had to make because of Ryan's body size (height and limb length)?

Coach Rut said...

Tracy- Seems like my practice has focused more on clients playing the point or 2/3 spots on the floor in recent months.

When I do get a big man under my tutelage I put them in a pair of these bangin shorts. http://stromgren.com/products.php?id=20

It gives them more confidence inside and the annoying cheap shots out of their mind.