Stack.com: How Watching World Cup Soccer Can Make You a Better Athlete

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My high school baseball coach was one of the most influential people in my young life. Coach Degre was a junior high health teacher and fireman, yet still found time to coach our team. And he didn’t just coach. He

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How Exercise F.O.M.O. is Killing Your Gains

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On October 11, I’ll hit the platform at the RPS Power Challenge in Everett, Mass., for the seventh meet of my powerlifting career. I’m shooting for a 1500 total and a double bodyweight bench press. In March, I went 8-for-9 with a

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3 Tips to Help You Write Better

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I’ve spent the past three days in Las Vegas at the National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference and have met a lot of really cool people, including Andy Haley, my editor at Stack.com. I’ve been writing for Stack since December of

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Stack.com – 4 Muscle-Building Supplements That Don’t Work

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“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Winston Churchill I’ve done my fair share of bashing the supplement industry on this blog (here, here and here), and I’m not

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Stack.com – How Many Sets and Reps Should You Really Do?

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I can be a little on the stubborn side. If you’re an athlete, a lifter or a coach, you should be a bit stubborn. You have to stick to your guns if you want to be successful. Carve out a system

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Examine.com Stack Guides – Supplement Combos for Maximum Results

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I remember when I first started lifting, some of the real hardcore guys at the gym – you know, the manly-men with tank tops, leather gloves and those cute little belts that cinch at the waist – used these crazy things called “stacks”, these

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Squat and Hinge Lessons from the Perform Better Summit

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin There’s always a lot of buzz around the Perform Better summit and this past weekend I got to go to my

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