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Coaching and Cuing the Deadlift

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The deadlift is an interesting and fickle creature of a lift. It is a great total body, multi-joint exercise. In reality it has several benefits for any persons looking to lose fat, gain muscle mass, or increase performance on the ice, platform, or stage: 1. Activates and increases muscle mass in the back of the legs and your whole back […]

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How Will Breathing Better Help Me Move Better?

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My philosophy on movement has been a wild ride for sure – from dancing in hallways, to working with fancy machines, to lifting some heavy stuff, I’ve been around some pretty unique ideas, and seen some extravagant displays of both strength, athleticism, and art. One of the most recent developments and things I’ve come to respect is what the role […]

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Try These Upper Body Variations Before Benching Again…

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The Bulletpoints The bench press does not have to be your sole marker of improvement. Bodyweight variations can be progressed and regressed to give a training effect. Everyone is built differently on an anatomical level. On that note, here is a link to one of my mentors’ FREE video guide on a variety of exercises involving other upper body variations. […]

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Recovery Mistakes I’m Currently Making

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Enhancing recovery is key to tapping into not only a normal mental state, but also managing physical fatigue. If you’re aiming to increase stress levels through training and working out, you  likewise need to manage the opposite end of that continuum, which involves learning to chill out. With that in mind, here are a few points to consider when talking about […]

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Handstand Push-Ups – Are You Making These Mistakes?

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What You Need to Know When performing handstand push-ups, you should be aiming for these qualities simultaneously: Functional scapular motion (upward/downward rotation, protraction/retraction,  elevation, and depression) Sufficient diaphragmatic control (core control) to overcome lumbar hyperextension Reduced cervical hyperextension (NOT cranking neck “up” to look “down” to the floor.) Global tension from peripheral parts of the body.

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Strength Training and Analyzing Performance for Dancers

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One aspect that is not fully appreciated is that utilizing a strength training program will allow the dancer and athlete to withstand a higher capacity for work. That is, if a dancer is looking to increase performance on a specific level, there must likewise be a larger general foundation to allow for this specific adaptation to take place. Further, following […]

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Postural Restoration Institute – Bullet Points and Course Registration

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For the uninitiated on what the Postural Restoration Institute’s (PRI) philosophy entails, my journey down the figurative rabbit hole began at an internship at Cressey Performance. Green behind the ears, I stood there and did my best to absorb what the philosophy of these strange positional breathing exercises provided for the athlete and client. Fast forward one year (time flies […]

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Mobility Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up – 9.30.13

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For starters, welcome to my new site. It is still in construction, but I’d rather welcome you and show you around my new house before I put in all the new furniture and features, so you can come back dazzled again and again. But please, leave your shoes at the front door – the wooden flooring is brand new. So peruse […]

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Stuff to Geek Out On – 9.28.13

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With a full day of personal training in the morning, team coaching in the afternoon/nights, it is very easy for me to say that “I’m busy.” Time and energy are of the utmost importance to any one who is aiming to build something, as they are the most non-renewable sources around.

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How Can I Become More Flexible for Dancing?

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As a pre-cursor to the following wall of text, I’ll be forthright and caution against the continuation of traditional static stretching methods for those of you who are flexible naturally. While my justification for the stopping or reduction of static stretching can be viewed in the following links, I believe the methods and research below comprise the most up to […]

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