Whether you realize it or not, you are always in a constant state of assessment as a lifter or an athlete. You’re always trying to lift more weight, push more … Continue Reading Why You Need to Test
Olympic weightlifting has proven time and time again to be a major developer of triple extension power necessary for high-velocity sprinting. The trouble with these lifts is that they’re highly … Continue Reading Olympic Lifting Variants for Power Development
Have you been stuck in a rut for awhile? Maxes not going up? Body fat loss remaining stagnant? Chances are your endurance sucks. Try this total body complex that crushes … Continue Reading Plateau Crusher: The Total Body Barbell Complex
Due to the prevalence of the CrossFit games and the increase in accessibility facilities where platforms and bumper plates are kosher, Olympic lifting has surged in popularity in virtually all demographics. … Continue Reading Is Olympic Lifting Right for You?
There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn’t deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift?
Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program … Continue Reading The Truth About Boring Training
All else being equal, the stronger, faster athlete will always win. This concept holds true for virtually every level of every team sport… and a few singles sports as well. … Continue Reading Stable Environments Yield the Best Strength Gains
For those not in the “know”, GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is “general.” We’ve talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as … Continue Reading The Best GPP Strength Exercises
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is … Continue Reading Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
There have been many conflicting articles and reports in media about what constitutes core strength & stability and whether or not it correlates to sports and fitness performance. On more … Continue Reading Is Core Strength & Stability Really Related to Performance?
Foam rolling has exploded recently as a popular technique for self-myofascial release (SMR). Foam rollers are found everywhere now in gyms, personal training studios, university weight rooms and even at … Continue Reading Foam Rolling: A Brief Guide to Self-Myofascial Release
With the first wave of Bootcamp testing finished at FSP and the EADP testing right around the corner, I wanted to take a minute to address some concerns and questions … Continue Reading Process vs Outcome: Which is More Important?