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 [...]
These 5 Lifting Crutches Are Killing Your Gains
The Truth About Belts, Olympic Lifting Shoes, Straps and More...
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 [...]
Fix Your Ankle Mobility In Five Minutes
A Systematic 5-Step Approach To Unlocking Your Ankle Mobility For Good
Unlock Those Ankles Once And For All Poor ankle mobility has been blamed for damn near everything in the weight room, especially in lifters and athletes that are chronically hurt and move like shit. This widespread nostalgia for ankle mobility has lead us to do some crazy as [...]
The Foundations of Recoverability With the sky rocketing popularity of high intensity training across the board in our fitness and sports performance industries that's predicated on the "more is better" mentality, more than ever, athletes and fitness consumers alike are hitt [...]
Letting Kids Be Kids: The Secret To Optimizing Elite Athletic Development
At What Age Should An Athlete Specialize In A Sport?
At What Age Should An Athlete Specialize In A Sport? It's one of the most highly debated topics in the world of athletic development and sports performance today; at what age should a child specialize in a single sport? With the large spike in early sport specialization prog [...]
Put An End To Painful Bench Pressing The barbell bench press is one of the single most overtrained movements in the world of strength training, but it also happens to be one of the most notorious shoulder killers across an impressively large spectrum of athletes and lifters. [...]
Is Direct Arm Training Actually Functional? We’ve all heard it before, smug functional training zealots preaching against the programming of direct arm training due to having no functional carryover into athletic, strength or power performances. It’s time to stop being scare [...]
The Commonly Misunderstood Core Training Spectrum Core training is a truly continues to be one of the most misunderstood topics in the sports performance and fitness industries. Lets be honest, we’ve all seen some crazy shit when it comes to training the abs, or in attempt t [...]
Cheaters Are Going To Cheat Single Leg Lifts Training single leg movements like the lunge and RDL can be a brutally humbling experience for any serious athlete or lifter. But chances are if you suck at unilateral work, your ego isn’t the only thing likely to endure some seri [...]
The landscape in the world of sports performance and fitness is changing. With the injury and burnout rates across an alarmingly wide spectrum of populations on the rise, we are battling to keep our society healthy, functioning and progressing towards achieving longevity in [...]