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7 06, 2017
  • goblet squat

A Goblet Squat Variation For Every Training Goal

2018-01-13T09:02:15-06:00By |

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 most powerful types [...]

31 05, 2017
  • high vs low bar squat

Busting The High Bar vs Low Bar Squat Myth

2018-01-13T09:02:36-06:00By |

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 movement patterns, NOT based on theoretical wants, but [...]

26 04, 2017
  • deadlift rack pull

How To Customize The Deadlift To Fit Your Body

2018-01-13T09:02:59-06:00By |

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, such as the conventional barbell deadlift, fall under. When you step [...]

19 04, 2017

Test Your Relative Strength With The Goblet Squat Challenge

2018-01-13T09:03:07-06:00By |

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 truly leaving their strength results and orthopedic health [...]

12 04, 2017
  • band row

Fix Your Ugly Row With This Banded Dumbbell Row Variation

2018-01-13T09:03:19-06:00By |

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 the real world where athletes actually [...]

4 04, 2017

How To Assess Whether Or NOT You Can Safely Overhead Press

2018-01-13T09:03:27-06:00By |

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. But for many lifters, the barbell overhead press [...]

20 03, 2017
  • front squat

How To Front Squat Without Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Pain

2018-01-13T09:03:39-06:00By |

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 and shoulder joints. It's about [...]

6 03, 2017
  • muscle in any rep range

How To Build Muscle & Strength In ANY Rep Range

2019-03-29T13:18:01-05:00By |

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 reality that is a widened range of rep schemes [...]

1 03, 2017
  • loaded stretching

How Stretching Can Build Muscle & Develop Strength

2018-01-13T09:04:13-06:00By |

Start Stretching To Build Muscle & Unlock Mobility Simultaneously If you've been left frustrated after trying to "fix" your mobility by slaving over the foam roller and religiously stretching each day, here's the reality. If soft tissue work and stretching didn't work the first hundred times you've tried it, it's not going to work [...]

27 02, 2017
  • coaching cues

The 8 Most Effective Coaching Cues That You Aren’t Using

2018-01-13T09:04:20-06:00By |

Fix Your Technique With More Effective Cueing As athletes and coaches, our results are highly depend on proper movement execution and the continuous progress towards optimizing movement patterns to build a foundation of pain-free function. One of the single most challenging aspects of coaching is individualizing foundational movement patterns to best fit [...]


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