About Dr. John Rusin

Dr. John is a passionately active learner who continues to evolve as a person and professional, and strives to provide…
26 06, 2017

The 6 Best Trap Bar Exercises You Aren’t Using

By | June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Trap Bar Is More Than Just A Tool For Deadlifting Chances are you've used the trap bar to deadlift, but it would be foolish to think that this versatile piece of equipment's use is just limited to lifting heavy off the floor. Due to it's unique shape, size and handle pla [click to continue...]

7 06, 2017

A Goblet Squat Variation For Every Training Goal

By | June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Best Squat You Aren't Doing: The Goblet Squat If you're struggling with the barbell squat, chances are you never earned the right to throw the bar on your back and squat with it. Too many people are quickly jumping into barbell squat variations and neglecting one of the [click to continue...]

31 05, 2017

Busting The High Bar vs Low Bar Squat Myth

By | May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Theoretical Advantages of High vs. Low Bar Squats The myth of dogmatically squatting high bar or low bar based on solely on your goals or training type needs to be debunked. Long term success for both performance and resilience to injury is found in the customization of [click to continue...]

1 05, 2017

Stop Training Children Like Professional Athletes

By | May 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Not Every Youth Superstar Is Going To Be A Professional I want to be the next Michael Jordan! Kobe… Brady… Lebron! As strength coaches, we've heard it all before not just from kids who we work with, but from their parents and sport coaches as well. At the very first glimpse [click to continue...]

26 04, 2017

How To Customize The Deadlift To Fit Your Body

By | April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Deadlifts Aren't Hurting You, The Way YOU Deadlift Is Hurting You. The hip hinge movement pattern often times gets confused with the traditionalist barbell deadlift exercise. What's the difference? The hip hinge is the broad umbrella movement pattern which all exercises, suc [click to continue...]

19 04, 2017

Test Your Relative Strength With The Goblet Squat Challenge

By | April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Have You Earned The Right To Squat With The Barbell? When it comes to the squat, even the weakest of individuals naturally gravitate to the barbell. But without earning the right to lift with the barbell which is considered the apex of all loading tools, these people are tru [click to continue...]

12 04, 2017

Fix Your Ugly Row With This Banded Dumbbell Row Variation

By | April 12th, 2017|Corrective Exercise, Performance, Strength Training|0 Comments

The Problem With The Traditional Dumbbell Row If you want a big strong back and healthy shoulders, the dumbbell row and it's many variations must be a staple movement pattern in your training. But here's the problem; the row is theoretically super shoulder friendly, but in t [click to continue...]

4 04, 2017

How To Assess Whether Or NOT You Can Safely Overhead Press

By | April 4th, 2017|Performance, Physical Therapy, Strength Training|0 Comments

Should You Be Overhead Pressing With The Barbell? The barbell overhead press is one of the most polarizing lifts in the world of strength training. When executed properly, the press can have a massive benefit in the development of strength, muscle mass and shoulder health. B [click to continue...]

20 03, 2017

How To Front Squat Without Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Pain

By | March 20th, 2017|Performance, Strength Training|2 Comments

Stop Front Squatting Like An Olympic Lifter While the front squat is one of the best bang for your buck movements for developing full body strength and function, many lifters struggle to train this squat variation hard, heavy and pain-free due to the pain at the wrist, elbow [click to continue...]

6 03, 2017

How To Build Muscle & Strength In ANY Rep Range

By | March 6th, 2017|Bodybuilding, Performance, Strength Training|3 Comments

A Well Rounded Programming Approach For Building Muscle & Strength The days of narrow minded programming for building muscle mass and developing strength are behind us. Forget what you thought you knew about training for strength and hypertrophy, and learn to embrace the [click to continue...]


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