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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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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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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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Jigsaw

Redefining “Dysfunctional”, and Finding Pieces to the Puzzle

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A funny thing keeps on happening as I continue through the off-season for many of my clients: many individuals still have some sort of dysfunction present on a neuromuscular level. What I mean by this is that despite the advanced assessment process, despite auditing how someone moves, and despite controlling for as many variables as I can from an exercise […]

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Redqueen

Top 4 Things I Learned in 2015

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It’s roughly 21 days into 2016. Three weeks is enough time to sit, reflect on what occurred the previous year, and to see what needs to be adjusted. If I can sum up what I’ve learned in 2015, it is to prioritizing and respecting time, think critically about what I have control over (and what I don’t have control over), […]

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4 Methods to Improving Speed Qualities

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First of all, yes – that’s me in the videos and pictures. And yes, the information that Lee Taft went over was great and informative, and I highly recommend it. Second of all, I’m already biased towards you starting this certification, because I have already been exposed to this information, and I am also an affiliate for this product – […]

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ONE WEIRD TRICK

One Weird Trick: Installment 3 – Using Balls to Improve Shoulder Mobility

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Many individuals have developed their whole careers to improving shoulder mobility. Before, the complexity of the shoulder girdle had plagued many individuals, whether it is from pain, dysfunction, or “I got this one really weird clicking thing that happens when I move like this,” type scenarios. I don’t claim to fix shoulders, but a funny thing happens when you do […]

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Airchair Hat

My Favorite Exercise Combinations – Installment 10

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With athletes at Cressey Sports Performance in the thick of things during their winter break, I just wanted to drop a very quick and easy combination that I’ve been implementing that will enhance hip mobility, increase range of motion for athletes that are looking to improve their stride off the plate, along with challenging core stability. Keep in mind that […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 2 – What Do I Do With My Feet?

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The first Monday back after any New Year is usually national bench press day. For those who are off to rebel by doing squats, deadlifts, and lunges, make sure you keep this simple trick in mind to optimize your next training session. From a personal experience point of view, I’ve seen many errors executed for almost every lower body related exercise. Essentially, […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 1 – Half Kneeling

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You ever see those ads online, talking about trying one weird trick to lose weight, or to gain muscle, or to attain anything instantaneously? I hate those ads, as most things worth sacrificing for involve zero tricks and lots of foundational work. However, I’ve come to the realization that many of the things that I’ve come across in the fitness, […]

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