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Stack.com – 3 Post-Activation Potentiation Combos for Explosive Strength

As the high-school and professional baseball season approaches, more and more of our athletes are Cressey Sports Performance have shifted their training focus from maximal strength to maximal speed. Baseball, like most team sports, relies heavily on lightning-fast movements, so the

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The “Big 3” Exercises for Fat Loss

I spent the weekend at my parents’ house in Northern Vermont just relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and good company. The gorgeous weather got me thinking about how many people are scrambling to get “beach ready” now that it’s nice outside.

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Stack.com – Condition to Perform: Baseball Conditioning

My latest article on Stack.com is one I wish I could go back in time and read to my former self. The summer after my senior year of high school, I heeded the advice of many coaches and college players

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Best of 2013: Training Destinations

I traveled a lot in 2013, which meant lifting weights away from home. And usually, this means sucking it up and working out at a commercial gym. You know how I feel about commercial gyms. But this year I smartened

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What I’m Thankful For

It’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Tons of food, family, football and napping – that’s as good as it gets. In between bouts of turkey, potatoes and stuffing (yes, bout, like a boxing match, because I was

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5 Overrated Exercises (and What to Do Instead)

1. UPRIGHT ROWS Conventional upright rows (performed with a straight bar or EZ bar, a narrow grip and pulling up to the chin) are a surefire way to aggravate cranky shoulders. The exercise almost perfectly replicates the clinical test for

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5 Reasons Why Hill Sprints Kick Ass

If I could only do one thing for conditioning and fat loss, it would be hill sprints. There are lots of ways to get in awesome shape. Prowler pushes, bike intervals, body weight complexes, battling ropes – they all work.

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