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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 5 – Baseball Edition

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One of the perks of my current position is to work with a handful of professional baseball players during their off-season. It’s an awesome mix of laid back chat about what kind of music is best played over the speakers during the first few ping pong matches in the morning, and chirping at each other about their respective seasons. You […]

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Bench Press Tips

My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 4

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I like benching, but making sure someone has the requisite mobility before bench pressing is muy importante! If you or someone you know doesn’t have adequate range of motion, or lacks stability within the shoulder joint, there are a few things that you can do to make sure you hit all the correct movements. What Happens During a Bench Press When […]

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I Cant

I Can’t

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As originally posted on Medium.com This phrase is probably the bane of a few people’s existence. I can’t continue. I can’t figure it out. I can’t go on. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. To prevent this article from being very philosophical, I’ll relate it to a world that I’m very familiar with: fitness. Now, let’s take a step back. I’m in the […]

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Turkish Get Up Sans Hat Crop

My Favorite Exercise Combinations – Installment 3

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Throughout the fitness industry, utilizing med ball exercises has been a large component of increasing force development, improving neurological activation along the speed-strength continuum, not to mention it is just flat out fun to slam a ball. No matter if you are into fat loss, improving athletic development, or gaining muscle, there are benefits for everyone when it comes to […]

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PBJSandwich

My Favorite Exercise Combinations – Installment 2

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There have been many combinations that have proven to be awesome in times past. Peanut butter and jelly. Rum and coke. However, when it comes to exercise combinations, not many are as potent as deadlifts and kneeling glute mobilizations. Before I digress down the combination, here are a few questions to keep in mind: When is too much mobility ever […]

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Deadlift BW

My Favorite Programming Sequences: Installment 1

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I’m starting off a new series of exercise programming favorites. This will aim to demonstrate very pragmatic programming choices for how I program for our athletes at Cressey Sports Performance. In my recent post “So… What Do You Do? Part 2” I explained that I have been recently collecting assessment information in order to see where I am pragmatically with […]

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CSP

So… What Do You Do? – Part 2

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So one aspect of moving to a new state, and working at a new job, is making new friends. Fortunately for me, Massachusetts is a hot bed of strength and conditioning, as there are several handfuls of colleges, private schools, and travel teams of baseball, hockey, lacrosse, and many other sports as well. So, if I say I’m a strength […]

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Bodybuilding for Dancers

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Should dancers utilize bodybuilding protocols to help with their dance? Here is my answer: No! Dancers should not be performing bodybuilding routines to get better at dancing. Black and white statements aside, it is interesting to see and interact with many dancers across many different genres. I’ve associated with classical, modern, jazz, and of course my own respective art, breakdancing, and […]

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Charlie Weingroff’s Training = Rehab 2 Seminar [Recap]

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There is a decent amount of information here. Further, I’d consider the following to be only a snapshot into what was divulged that weekend, along with being relatively random as it is a composite of my notes, memories, and pictures. This blog post, while pseudo-permanent in nature, is merely my interpretation of the information CW provided, along with the understanding […]

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Runners Copy

5 Thoughts on Conditioning for Dancers

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Aerobic conditioning often brings about a knee-jerk reaction to thought processes of running long slow distances. The fitness industry has gone back, forth, and back again as to why “long slow distance (LSD) running” is bad for you. I’ve even written an article as to why running is “bad” for bboys. Looking at only mechanics of running versus three dimensional […]

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