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For a couple decades now, everyone has come down with a case of “core training” tunnel vision. It’s partly justified — a lot of force travels through the core when … Continue Reading Stability or Mobility? Some Spinal Considerations
For some reason, the deadlift is still popularly described as a squat from the floor with the main difference being how the body is loaded: pulling vs. pushing. This couldn’t … Continue Reading Perfect This Movement Pattern Before Tackling Heavy Deadlifts
There are a surprising number of well-intentioned fitness disciplines and practices that don’t actually do what you think they do. Regardless of which training style it is, there is probably … Continue Reading Myth Busting: Some Hard Truths for the Cult-like Fitness Enthusiast
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
Over time, certain habits become ingrained in human beings and become behavior, regardless of the reasons. This certainly holds true in the world of fitness. Everyone gets into a routine … Continue Reading When Exercise Selection Goes Bad
Language is a beautiful thing. In strength and conditioning, carefully-chosen words can succinctly and efficiently describe exercises, movements, training modalities, etc. I frequently mention terms and phrases that get thrown … Continue Reading The Functional Training Paradox
Plyometric training has been around for awhile. For the last few decades, explosive lower body efforts have been used to elicit improvements in maximal sprinting velocity in amateur and professional … Continue Reading Jump Training for Youth Athletes: Performance & Safety Considerations
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
There are a lot of sayings and phrases in this world that are meant to be positive and motivational. In the fitness world, they exist solely to lift your spirits … Continue Reading 10 Fitness Sayings That Need to Go Away
Instagram coaches and fitness marketers have taken to all platforms of social media to tout how easy it is to “get ripped in 21 days” or to be “built like … Continue Reading A Cost-Analysis of “Leanness”
Decades ago, fat was the enemy. “Excess dietary fat makes you fat,” they’d say. Taken at face value this seems like pretty sound logic. These days, obesity is blamed on … Continue Reading Take Your Nutrition Guidelines with a Grain of Salt
While the primary definition of diet refers to how you eat and the foods you put into your body, it has taken on a new meaning. The word “diet” now denotes a … Continue Reading Stop Dieting and Work on Your Nutrition
When you think about fitness TV, one show immediately comes to mind: The Biggest Loser. For those not in the know, it is a reality show competition that allows dangerously … Continue Reading The Good & Bad of Fitness TV
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?
Overtraining is one of the new hot topics in youth sports. Like concussions, the majority of the panic stems from two issues: the danger it presents to the athlete and the … Continue Reading Player Burnout: Overreaching and Overtraining in Youth Athletics