Category Archives for "Strength"

Back Squat Warm Up

Back Squat Warm Up. After years of coaching the #back squat, I believe it’s the most bang-for-your-buck movement for #lowerbody #strength and #power. But I see a common mistake with trainee’s back squat mechanics. They focus only on using the legs to lift the weight. They should focus on pushing away from the earth while simultaneously extending their back into the bar. Powerlifters know […]

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Rotation

Rotation Humans move in 3 dimensions. Movement is the product of our muscle, skeletal, and neural tissue interacting with one another to create fluidity in motion. In the gym setting, we #strengthtrain to promote cohesion among these tissues. Exercises like the #deadlift, #squat, #press, and #pull create complex movement patters that challenge our bodies to get stronger. Although these exercises are […]

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Heavy Indian Club Swinging

Athletes improvise. Having stepped away from #trackandfield during college, I remained fervent in my training. My goal has always been to grow in my strength and power, but I never wanted these attributes to become mindless pursuits. . Athletes training for sport have a neuroplastic advantage: they move, they improvise, they integrate. . I think […]

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Benefits of Indian Club Training

Benefits of Indian Club Training: 1. Increase in joint mobility 2. Shoulder girdle stability 3. Development of coordination 4. Posterior chain strengthening 5. Improved elbow and wrist flexibility 6. Enhanced range of motion 7. Enhanced movement patterning 8. Enhanced neural coordination Best of all: they’re fun.

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The Double Snatch Ladder Challenge

Here it is… The Double Snatch Ladder Challenge This workout was brutal. You will start at one repetition and end at five repetitions. Each set will consist of a double front raise to chest level, to head level, then a proper double snatch. Each set will be ended with a double press respective to each […]

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Training From All Angles

Instagram Video Training from all Angles As my knowledge of training deepens, I’m tasked with providing my clients streamlined programming, strategic form improvements, and lasting results. An advantage that my in-person clients have is realtime feedback. Form corrections can be made on the fly to adjust positioning and troubleshoot difficult movements. My online clients must […]

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Finding your Why

I had to find my why. I felt stagnate. The pursuit of lifting heavier and heavier weights had become less appealing. After I hit my tripe bodyweight deadlift (500lbs), the toll it had taken on my body caused me to question my assumptions on whether or not it was worth it. Joint pain, perpetual soreness, […]

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Strength to Be – An Essay for Lululemon

What drives a man? Is it the pursuit of the ever-present challenge? The struggle for growth and self-improvement? Or is the struggle a veiled disguise for his search for self-awakening? A strong man chooses to incline his mind toward love, compassion, and vulnerability. He displays a genuine disposition of loving kindness and unshakable resolve to […]

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