The Last Word on Lats

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The fitness world is exceptionally prone to the overreaction/under-reaction phenomenon. That is, fitness-minded people often fall victim to an all-or-nothing view of certain foods, exercises or training methodologies. Remember how scary dietary fat was in the 80’s? How about evil

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Technique Tuesdays – Elbow Position During Squats

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Hey all. I’m pumped to announce that we’re starting a new Facebook initiative at Cressey Sports Performance where we’ll crank out a handful of new videos each week featuring a different member of the staff. My video series will be Technique

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EricCressey.com – 3 Ways to Create Context for More Effective Coaching

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I recently read Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, and there was a quote in there that really stuck with me: “Content is king, but context is God.” The more I learn about coaching, the more I realize this

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Powerlifting Fundamentals Seminar: July 12, 2015

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I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be presenting at the first annual Powerlifting Fundamentals Seminar at 212 Health & Performance on July 12, 2015, in Rumford, Rhode Island. This is officially my first “headlining” seminar and I couldn’t be

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Stack.com – Everything You Need to Know About Using Farmer’s Walk Handles

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STACK.COM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING FARMER’S WALK HANDLES There’s a reason I keep writing about farmer’s walks (see here and here): they’re wicked ahh-some. And while there aren’t many farms in the greater Boston area (which

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Stack.com – 3 Barbell-Only, Full-Body Workout Programs for Any Fitness Goal

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Stack.com – 3 Barbell-Only, Full-Body Workout Programs for Any Fitness Goal Some people love their gym filled with shiny new equipment, juice bars and Eucalyptus-scented towels. They want to feel like they’re at the spa and would rather sweat in

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Stack.com – 3 Ways to Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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STACK.COM – 3 WAYS TO REDUCE DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS There’s a famous saying that “fatigue masks fitness.” Basically, we can rarely show 100 percent of our true athletic potential because we’re always under some sort of stress. This means

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Cluster Sets for More Gains in Less Time

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If you’re reading this website, it means you believe that getting strong is important. You understand that strength should be a priority in any exercise program, whether you want to lose fat, gain muscle or get better at a sport. But

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10 Ways to Crush It at Your First Powerlifting Meet

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This weekend I had the honor of coaching two amazing clients through their first powerlifting meet. Shayna and Bill both train with me at 212 Health & Performance and we’ve been prepping for the USAPL Massachusetts and Rhode Island Open

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Posted in Client Spotlight, Lists, Powerlifting, Tips and Tricks

Bodybuilding.com – 2 Pull-Over Variations Your Back Day Needs

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The Pull-over is an old-school bodybuilding exercise that was favored by greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman for its back-and-chest-building benefits. It’s pretty versatile, and just a few tweaks to your arm and elbow position can completely transform how

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