Stack.com – The Top 10 Mistakes Athletes Make in the Weight Room

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I fell in love with lifting as a college athlete. I’ll never forget the feeling of empowerment I got when I started the first lifting program given to us by our baseball coach. But here’s the thing – the plan was

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EricCressey.com – Quick and Easy Ways to Feel and Move Better

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Yesterday I had the honor of writing a guest post for Eric Cressey’s website. If I could go back in time and tell my 18-year-old self that I’d get to write for Eric, I’d probably crap my pants (and not

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27 Lessons from 27 Years

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Today is my 27th birthday. Looking back, 26 was pretty awesome. I got engaged. I got a job at one of the greatest training facilities on the planet. I won my first Best Lifter award. And of course, I met

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Stack.com – 7 Farmer’s Walk Variations for Improved Core Strength

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Pick up something heavy. Carry it around. Put it down. Rest. Repeat. Can something this simple be too good to be true? Not in this case. Farmer’s walks build head-to-toe strength and coordination in a way that other weight room

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Stack.com – 3 Tricks for a Stronger Front Squat

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I used to hate front squats. I mean HATE. Like, I’d rather do almost any exercise in the gym besides front squats. They’re uncomfortable and I could never seem to stay upright. My elbows would fall forward, my chest would

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Cressey Sports Performance Round Table: Carving Your Path as a Strength Coach

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This week at Cressey Sports Performance Massachusetts, we received an email from an athlete looking to pursue a career in fitness when his playing days are over. This is a common scenario and one to which many athletes-turned-coaches can relate. Here’s

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3 Reasons to Lift Weights Slower

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“[I]f you want to really build strength and muscle, you need to crush each rep as explosively as you can with perfect form. Lower the weight under control, but always lift each rep with maximal effort like you’re trying to

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