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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

Matt Damon

What Are You Doubling Down On?

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What Are You Double Downing On? Gambling has never been my strong point. Whenever I go to a casino, I usually play it safe by hanging out with friends, watching them play craps, roulette, or going off on my own to the penny slots or quarter slots myself. I’m positive a good chunk of change (read: I’m up about $1200 […]

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Lexy Panterra

One Weird Trick: Installment 10 – Bend Over to the Front, and Touch Your Toes

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Have you ever wanted to drop it, drop it, drop it low? (If Lexy Panterra, the twerkmaster featured above, can’t help you, no one can.) If you’ve endlessly tried stretching your hamstrings, getting massages, and nothing works, give this one weird trick a go. If you want the meat and potatoes of a how to touch your toes, check out my […]

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One Arm Push Up

Comparing a Powerlifting Bench Press and One-Arm Push Up

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Display of feats of strength is something that I have come to love. Whether in the gym, dance floor, or anywhere really, an impressive feat of strength is that – impressive. It’s always interesting to ask almost everyone who benches anything relatively heavy whether or not they can do one-arm pushups. Nine times out of ten these individuals cannot do […]

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Turkish Get Up

My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 16 – Kettlebell On Kettlebells

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Today’s exercise combination is a little different! In other installments, I usually went over some neuromuscular strategies to increase strength, to combine multiple movements that will help improve motoric control of a movement pattern, or anything of the like. In conjunction with the awesome weather we are having recently, I’d like to ride the wave of people gearing up for […]

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Diamond In The Rough

Self-Awareness, Self-Auditing, and Patience: Lessons from Gary Vaynerchuk

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Here is a list of items I’ve “done” from September 2015 to March 2016 (today): With respect to work at Cressey Sports Performance… From September 2015 to March 2016, I’ve written 164 exercise programs for athletes at Cressey Sports Performance. I’ve performed assessments on over 29 individual athletes, and an unknown number of informal assessments for staff/friends/family in the meantime. […]

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Miguel Aragoncillo 162

Warm-Up – Is It Really Worth It?

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Warming up has been something that has been up for debate for quite some time. I’m pretty sure Bruce Lee was always altering his methods for warming up, and even further back we can look at how martial artists warmed up, and if there are is any written history, I’d love to see how gladiators, warriors, etc warmed up. Perhaps the […]

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Why Should You Even Exercise?

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I think one question that precedes all questions is one that I’ve been asking ever since I was able to talk as a child: Why? Placing myself in the fitness, strength and conditioning, and surrounding myself with rehabilitation professionals is merely an extension of who I am, and it is also takes great amounts of self-awareness on what makes me […]

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Welcome 1

Awareness & Culture – Two Things That Make Me Different Than Everyone Else

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Having the ability to think in different languages is a humongous thing. This is something that I’ve naturally done since I was born. My mom grew up in the Philippines, and worked in Japan. These random facts bring to light the fact that my mom was speaking Japanese, Filipino, English, and Spanish (because it is already relatively close to Filipino […]

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Brainstorm

4 Things A Hyper-Neurotic Personal Trainer (Like Me) Can Do for a Better Life (Instead of Making Excuses or Complaining)

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Going off of my relatively popular blog post, Things the Hyper-Neurotic (Like Me) Can Do for 30 min for a Better Life (Instead of Making Excuses or Complaining), I decided to make a list of things that a personal trainer or coach can do to make his or her life a little easier. The life of a personal trainer is […]

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Arch Efficiency

One Weird Trick: Installment 9 – Wrapping the Barbell in the Bench Press

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The bench press is one lift that has been one big struggle bus for me in recent history. Not until I started working out with a crew of people and started actively troubleshooting my errors did I realize my [several] mistakes. One technical piece of the puzzle that has allowed my bench to skyrocket involves understanding the difference between “wrapping” […]

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