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4 Steps to Declutter Your Training Programs


My wife and I just bought our first home. It’s super exciting to have a house that’s completely our own, but moving was NOT an easy process. Paperwork, packing, meetings, packing, phone calls, more packing. Did I mention packing? In the

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30 Seconds of Undivided Attention

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Every practice, my high school baseball coach would huddle the team together and snap his fingers. “Give me 30 seconds, boys,” he’d say sternly. When coach said this, everyone knew the next half-minute would set the tone for the entire practice.

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Are Your Shoulders Ready to Overhead Press?

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The overhead press is perhaps the ultimate test of upper body strength. Even more than my beloved bench press, the overhead press removes leg drive and requires a tremendous blend of strength, mobility and coordination. Unfortunately, many people either perform

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6 Ways to Reduce Shoulder Pain During Squats

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The squat may be the king of all lower body exercises, but if you’ve ever squatted heavy, you know that it’s extremely taxing on the upper body too. So taxing, in fact, that many people experience shoulder pain during squats at

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 2


After 10 years of lifting, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about training, coaching and life in general. My last post covered five of those lessons, and this post has five more. Check ’em out: 6. VOLUME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 1

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It’s hard to believe that this summer marks the 10-year anniversary of when I first started lifting weights. I didn’t think I was old enough to have done ANYTHING for 10 years. But lifting has given me some of the most

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FitInfoClub Podcast: Building Body and Mind

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Australian strength coach extraordinaire Guy Bortz on the FitInfoClub podcast to talk about training, nutrition and coaching. I had a blast chatting with Guy about a variety of subjects, including: How to

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