Technique Tuesday: Do’s and Don’ts of the Landmine Press

I love the landmine press for the baseball players I train as well as for general strength training if someone isn’t a great candidate for the overhead press. But just because it’s a more shoulder-friendly option doesn’t mean it’s cut-and-dry

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The Strength House Podcast – Episode 17 ft. John Gaglione

This episode of the Strength House Podcast features powerlifter and coach John Gaglione, owner of Gaglione Strength in Farmingdale, New York. John’s been a friend of ours for a long time, so we had a great time chatting about: How

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Technique Tuesday: Making Squats More Joint Friendly

When it comes to pain during squats, most people think knees, hips and lower back. But what if back squats bug your shoulders and elbows? Traditional low-bar back squatting can make these joints pretty cranky over time, especially if you’re

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The Strength House Podcast – Episode 16 ft. Frank Duffy

This episode of the Strength House Podcast features fellow Cressey Sports Performance coach Frank Duffy. We chat with Frank about: How he coaches and programs the CSP Strength Camps How to choose progressions and regressions for general fitness clients What he’s learned

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar During the Sumo Deadlift

I cover sumo deadlifts in part two of this Technique Tuesday series on how to lower the bar back to the floor. Sumo is tricky for several reasons, and getting back into the right position for each successive rep takes

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4 Ways to Build Confidence for Powerlifting

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What if I told you that to become a better powerlifter, you should spend less time building muscle and take more time to build confidence? If you’ve been a powerlifter for any appreciable time, you’ve likely competed and fell short

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar during the Conventional Deadlift

I had an online client email me the other day and ask, “How should I put the bar back down after each rep of my deadlifts?” I stared at the screen blankly for a second, thinking, “Isn’t it obvious?” Then

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