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The Assessment Experiments: Installment 3 – Squats and Saline Solution

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The below is approximately a 2700 word article on experiments, structures in your skull, and how to practically apply all this new information. The first portion is the “Too Long, Didn’t Read” version! Enjoy! Note: The below video shows me performing a nasal saline solution that requires pressurized solution into, well, my nose. I show it on the video, so if you […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 8

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After performing a large handful of assessments with our athletes at Cressey Sports Performance, one thing is very apparent: there is a trend of unilateral instability that is present. How do I know? Well, I’ve been keeping track of these items in a fancy schmancy Excel sheet, and these things keep popping up! How these individuals arrived at a unilateral […]

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Falling in Love…

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Falling in Love with the Process: The Non-Tangibles Within the fitness and perhaps even the strength and conditioning industry, many individuals are caught up with measuring and tracking information. From an objective point of view, this provides several benefits; what gets measured gets managed. However, one large part of measuring everything may be overlooked, and that is falling in love […]

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The Basics of Elite Athletic Development – A Q&A with Mike Robertson

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Mike Robertson is the president of Robertson Training Systems, and co-founder of IFAST in Indianapolis, IN. He has several great avenues to provide information, not only hosting a self-published blog at www.RobertsonTrainingSystems.com, but also has a podcast titled “Physical Preparation Podcast” that has gained traction in the S&C community, along with most recently hosting a seminar with Coach Joe Kenn […]

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Random Thoughts on Conditioning – 9.17.15

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Just in the past few days I’ve encountered the unique scenario of presenting two similar trains of thoughts to two different types of populations. After finishing an in-service for Merrimack College Strength and Conditioning, and one speaking engagement at Cressey Sports Performance, there are some insights that I’ve come away with that I’m going to share with you today.   […]

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The Assessment Experiments: Installment 1

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Within the fitness, strength and conditioning industry, and physical therapy realm, there has been a recent surge towards identifying what assessments are, how they can be utilized, and how they can be implemented in a practical manner in order to derive best practice for athletes, clients, and patients. From a logical standpoint, it merely makes sense – understand the standards […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 7

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Many trainers and coaches follow the thought process that unilateral work is a quality that is necessary for functional transfer. This idea holds true, whether you are simply looking to start running to lose weight, or whether you are aiming to sprint for performance (both exercises that necessitate having one leg in contact with the ground for a given distance). […]

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Musings and Things to Read – 7.15.2015

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Hope your summer is going along swimmingly! Here are some of my thoughts as many of our college and high school athletes are coming mid-way through their off-season training. Movement Doesn’t Tell The Whole Picture Biomechanical (in)efficiencies do not equate to physiological competency. Just because you move well in isolation outside of your sport, does not mean you have enough […]

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Hidden Benefits of Deadlifting for Dancers

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Deadlifting may be one of the more important exercises for dancers out there. The reason for this is you need to develop high amounts of tension in a short amount of time in order to be successful in both dancing and deadlifts. One move in particular throughout bboying involves performing windmills – you need to develop constant tension throughout your […]

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USPA Powerlifting Meet Recap – 3/28/15

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My last powerlifting meet was in the USAPL in 2013, and this time around I knew things would be different. The federation would be slightly different (USPA), my strength levels have improved tremendously, and my training blocks prior to the powerlifting meet were drastically different. USPA Powerlifting Meet 3/28/15 My training recently comprised of a lot of eccentric, isometric, and […]

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