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13 05, 2019

No Machines? No Problem: 5 Simple Machine Movement Modifications

2019-05-13T10:05:41+00:00 By |

Yes, Sometimes Machines Are Superior To Free Weights In the midst of the rise of the functional training movement, machine training has become one of the most demonized methods in today’s sports performance and fitness industries. While there are obvious advantages to free w [...]

22 04, 2019

Top 6 Breathing Drills To Reduce Stress and Optimize Performance

2019-05-18T20:18:29+00:00 By |

Fix Your Breathing To Optimize Your Performance If you’ve hit a strength, endurance or performance plateau, or are just feeling beat to shit after every training session with the inability to recover, stop blaming your training and nutrition program on your stagnation and st [...]

14 03, 2019

The Science of Finding The Perfect Squat Stance
Anthropometrical Considerations For Customizing The Squat Pattern

2019-03-18T07:49:14+00:00 By |

DEBUNKING DEEPLY ROOTED SQUAT DOGMA The squat has been one of the most debated topics across demographics in the fitness and sports performance industries for as long as people have been lifting weights. As the fitness industry continues maturing, so does the ability to ans [...]

18 02, 2019

Top 30 Row Variations For A Stronger Back & Healthier Shoulders

2019-02-19T09:17:13+00:00 By |

The Pain-Free Power of The Row The upper body pull pattern may be the most misunderstood upper body movement, especially as it pertains to developing bulletproof shoulders and a resilient back. While we know that strong, stable, pain-free shoulders depend on pulling more tha [...]

15 10, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As Injury Prevention
Redefining The Way We Look at Pain, Injuries & Recovery

2018-10-15T16:33:19+00:00 By |

We Cannot Prevent 100% of Injuries, Period It’s one of the hottest terms in fitness today, injury prevention. With the increasing incidence of injuries across the board in both our fitness and sports performance industries came the rise of the phrase “injury prevention” and [...]

28 08, 2018

The Biggest Mistake You’re Making With Shoulder Training
Build Bigger, Stronger, Healthier Shoulders With This One Simple Fix

2018-08-28T14:46:36+00:00 By |

Theoretical "Pain-Free" Shoulder Exercises Gone Wrong With the ever growing incidence of shoulder pain among the active population, many in the sports performance and fitness industries are seeking instant gratification in the form of a magic pill for shoulder training and h [...]

13 08, 2018

Should You Go To Physical Therapy School?
7 Industry Leaders Sound Off On The Great Debate of Rehab In Fitness

2018-08-13T16:35:14+00:00 By |

The Emergence of the Hybrid Coach In Fitness With the marked rise of the incidence of injury in sport and fitness over the last decade, many personal trainers and strength coaches have been forced to evolve into a more hybrid role managing pain and dysfunction that is presen [...]

30 07, 2018

5 Staple Single Arm Dumbbell Rows You Should Be Doing
The Best Row Variations For A Bigger Stronger Back & Healthy Shoulders

2018-07-30T15:57:46+00:00 By |

The King of All Rows If your goal is to develop a strong and muscular back that looks as good as it performs, you better damn well place an emphasis on the row. The single arm dumbbell row and its many variations provide the cornerstone of smart back training, and facilitate [...]

2 07, 2018

5 Foam Rolling Myths Debunked
Setting The Record Straight On True Foam Rolling Facts and Fiction

2019-04-15T07:38:47+00:00 By |

Setting The Foam Rolling Record Straight Ah, the rise of the roller! If you showed someone a foam roller in a gym 20 years ago, they'd give you a dumbfounded look and direct you to the free weights section of the gym where people actually train. Today? You'd be hard pressed [...]

19 06, 2018

These 5 Lifting Crutches Are Killing Your Gains
The Truth About Belts, Olympic Lifting Shoes, Straps and More...

2018-06-19T15:23:37+00:00 By |

Ditch Your Dependency on Lifting Equipment The fluffy functional training gurus will tell you not to use them. Die-hard strength sport athletes and ego driven meatheads have made them a mandatory part of everyday training. But when it comes to using accessory lifting equipme [...]

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