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DEAD BUG BAND THING

One Weird Trick – Installment 14: Improving Lower Back Positioning While Laying Down

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Hey all, Ever have trouble “turning off” (or inhibiting) your back while laying on the ground? One thing I’ve noticed quite a bit involves a pattern where the lumbar spine cannot get “unstuck” from an extension based pattern, and I believe there are several things that can play into this pattern: The need for some sort of sensory experience in which they […]

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Biceps Forearms Check AROM Collage

One Weird Trick – Installment 13: Adjusting Grip Intensity on Cable Exercises

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Grip work is something that is talked about quite a lot no matter what circle of athletes you surround yourself with – basketball players need it for ball handling, baseball players for everything they do on the field from swinging to throwing, football players for constantly using their hands, and hockey/field hockey/lacrosse players for the obvious reason that they use […]

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Brainstorm

Musings & Things That Make You Go, “Hmm…” – 1/21/17

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For what it is worth, whenever I see the crowd do one thing, I will often opt to go and do the opposite. Barring running towards danger, this is often how I operate, just reverse engineering things. Do you reflect on your thoughts? Because they become actions eventually. Yes, there is no time like the present, and perfect is the enemy […]

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CSP

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Maintaining an Environment

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This is a guest post that originally published on Tony Bonvechio’s site BonvecStrength.com. For the original article, go here. —- I have the fortune of sharing barbells, weights, chalk, and sometimes strange smells with the likes of Tony Gentilcore, Greg Robins, Tony Bonvechio, and Eric Cressey, (and now Nancy Newell) along with the various interns that lift heavy stuff. Having these […]

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POSTERIOR PELVIC TILT

Foundational Coaching: Installment 5 – Discovering the Posterior Pelvic Tilt

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When coaching many athletes and clients throughout the years, various off-seasons, in-seasons, along with various injuries and movement capacities (that is, whether or not someone understands how to move when given a simple cue) I have come to appreciate that not everyone understands what may be going when it comes to their own bodies. Intellectually, they might understand how to […]

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BREATHING YOUTUBE

Foundational Coaching: Installment 4 – Breathing for Performance

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One item that I find myself coaching over and over involves the concept of breathing, along with how to approach it for various exercises. Whether or not this biases me as “the breathing guy” at my facility doesn’t matter to me – if I can use and manipulate my breathing to do the task at hand, I’ll do it. Essentially […]

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ARCH

Foundational Coaching: Installment 3 – Developing an Arch

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Focusing internally as to what is occurring with the feet, ankles, and arches of the feet is something that is vastly underrated. If you are aiming for stability in your squat, deadlift, and any variation of single leg movements, your ability to control your arch on an subconscious and conscious level is of the utmost importance. Of the items that […]

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Abdominal Obliquables

Crush Your Ab Training with These 3 Principles

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When it comes to executing any exercise properly, attention needs to be paid towards these three things: Tension, Progressions Positioning What happens if we don’t pay attention to tension? There needs to be stiffness in certain areas, while adequate mobility needs to be demonstrated as well. This sounds contradictory in nature, yes, but the ability to express tension while maintaining […]

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13 Tips for Applying to Strength and Conditioning Internships (and Any Other Internship as Well)

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I’ve been getting several different questions both in person, over the phone, and from current and even past interns. These questions generally range from identifying what to do to get your foot in the door, to how to make decisions, and what kinds of steps to take when looking to expand your repertoire. I answered some of these questions individually, […]

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Magnifying Glass

Clarity and Distractions

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Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not. -Cal Newport, Deep Work What is clarity, and why is the pursuit of clarity important? In a world full of distraction, noise, bright lights and shiny things, when can you have clarity for your thoughts or your actions? The second definition of clarity, reading the “quality of being easy to […]

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