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13 01, 2020

CRISIS MODE: The State of Health & Fitness

2020-07-14T10:01:49-05:00By |

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’re in the midst of a serious health crisis. We really shouldn’t be surprised. I mean, we’re experiencing record rates of obesity, systemic disease, and orthopedic pain and injuries. Just look around, it’s abundantly clear we’re in need of a serious change because this [...]

30 09, 2019
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Top 15 Face Pull Variations For Shoulder Health & Performance

2019-09-30T09:17:56-05:00By |

Nothing Beats The Face Pull For Pain-Free Performance The face pull is THE pain-free shoulder staple that belongs in most all programs no matter the goal or training focus. If you have shoulders, you should probably be prioritizing face pulls as healthy shoulders are not a given, they need to be earned. [...]

13 05, 2019
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No Machines? No Problem: 5 Simple Machine Movement Modifications

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

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 weight training from a power, strength and skills development [...]

22 04, 2019
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Top 6 Breathing Drills To Reduce Stress and Optimize Performance

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

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 start looking at the movement pattern that transcends any [...]

14 03, 2019
  • Science of Squat Stance

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

2019-03-18T07:49:14-05:00By |

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 answer some of these debated questions. In [...]

18 02, 2019
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Top 30 Row Variations For A Stronger Back & Healthier Shoulders

2019-02-19T09:17:13-06:00By |

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 than pushing throughout a training week or block, many [...]

15 10, 2018
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There’s No Such Thing As Injury Prevention
Redefining The Way We Look at Pain, Injuries & Recovery

2018-10-15T16:33:19-05:00By |

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 with it, the popularity of specific training and [...]

28 08, 2018
  • shoulder training

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

2018-08-28T14:46:36-05:00By |

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 health. Not dissimilar to the quick fix supplement industry, an emerging [...]


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