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5 Reasons to NOT Train Like an Athlete

I’m incredibly fortunate to get to train high-level athletes every day. I can’t help but be insanely proud every time I watch a client play on TV or in person. It’s easy to get excited about pro athletes, but let’s not

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The Trend is Dead: 8 Fitness Trends that Didn’t Pan Out, Part 2

If you’ve exercised at any point in your life, chances are you’ve been duped by at least one phony fitness trend. In part 1 of this post, I covered four fitness trends that tricked me at one point or another.

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Posted in Lists, Tips and Tricks

3 Reasons to Use Percentage-Based Training Programs

I hate math. The first “C” I ever got in school was in calculus my sophomore year of high school. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but math was just never my thing. I still hate math, but I’ve learned to add

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Posted in Powerlifting, Tips and Tricks

Technique Tuesday – Finding the Right Deadlift Hip Position

This week’s Technique Tuesday wraps up the deadlift, specifically how to find the right deadlift hip position. I’ve struggled with this in the past and when it clicks, it makes a huge difference in how much weight you can pull.

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Posted in Cressey Sports Performance, Powerlifting, Technique Tuesdays

5 Strategies to Crush Your Workout if You’re Crunched for Time

I’ve had some bad habits over the years, but perhaps the worst was always telling everyone how busy I was. “How are you?” people would ask. “Good, but I’m SO busy,” I’d respond, my words grasping desperately for sympathy. I’m

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5 Kettlebell Tips from a Former KB Dummy

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I’m not old (yet) and I’ve learned some new tricks recently that have dramatically improved my personal training arsenal as well as my clients’. Since working with the staff at

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Technique Tuesday: Breathing During the Deadlift

This week’s Technique Tuesday shows you how to use your breathing to brace your torso during the deadlift. This will protect your back AND help you lift more weight. Breathing during the deadlift can be tricky. There’s more to it

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Posted in Powerlifting, Technique Tuesdays

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