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Stop Deadlifting With A Mixed Grip

February 20th, 2017|16 Comments

You're Deadlifting With The Wrong Grip To Build Strength & Resilience If you've been strength training for long enough, chances are you've been dogmatically taught to only barbell deadli [click to continue...]

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The One Exercise That Will Fix Your Achy Shoulders Forever

February 15th, 2017|1 Comment

Build Your Upper Back To Save Your Shoulders With the rising incidence of chronic shoulder pain and dysfunction running ramped throughout the active population, something needs to be done to [click to continue...]

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5 Steps To Building A Pain-Free Deadlift

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

How To Perfectly Customize The Deadlift To YOU The sumo deadlift has become popularized in the training world as an alternative option to the conventional deadlift. Let’s be clear – we belie [click to continue...]

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The Smarter Alternative To Ineffective Unstable Surface Training

February 8th, 2017|2 Comments

Unstable Training... You Mean Like The Bosu Ball?! When I walk into many gyms, I often feel that I am witnessing a totally butchered, and much less elegant version of Cirque Du Soleil. I hav [click to continue...]

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“I’ve found one ongoing problem in the clinical industry is a detachment from proper strength and conditioning directives to help accelerate a proper rehab process. Dr. John Rusin bridges this gap in a very comprehensive way. His information hits home for me, and has influenced not only my own training, but the work I do with clients. I constantly recommend his work as a reliable resource for actionable training information.”
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Kelly Hooper, Ironman 2015 All-World Athlete
Being a new father comes with many challenges: one being able to plan a workout schedule and sticking to it, given the unpredictability that parenthood brings. Mentally I was at a place where I knew I didn’t have the energy to plan my own workouts and just wanted to follow a program by someone I can trust—Dr. John Rusin was that trusted someone. I have been following his work for quite some time now, so when the opportunity came to give his Functional Hypertrophy Training program a try, it was a no brainer. Given John’s knowledge and background in sports performance, fitness, and rehabilitation, his program offers a nice blend of strength training protocols and recovery methods to help you train pain-free. The exercise video tutorials and information that’s provided are very helpful in guiding you through the program, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge. Overall, I’m very happy with my progress and you will be too.
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“Dr. John Rusin is one of sharpest minds in the fitness industry. By combining his experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach and now, a Sports Performance Physical therapist, John truly bridges the gap unlike any other between high performance training and cutting edge physical therapy.”


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Dr. John Rusin is an internationally recognized coach, physical therapist, speaker, and writer, who has published over 300 articles in some of the most widely regarded media outlets in the industry like Men’s Fitness, Testosterone Nation, Mountain Dog Diet,, and Muscle and Strength, to name a few.

“Everyday I strive to give my absolute and unconditional best to better my clients, my community and the fitness industry as a whole, one success story at a time.”

With an athletic achievement laundry list as long as she is tall, Lindsay epitomizes healthy living, heavy lifting and downright bad-assery.

Lindsay has captained NFL Cheerleading squads and qualified for and competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon in her first career race.

She currently flaunts elite level powerlifting stats with just two years of hardcore training experience under her weight belt that takes many athletes decades of concentrated effort to accomplish.


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