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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 11 – Teaching the Weight Shift in Med Ball Drills

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I love throwing medicine balls around in the gym. It’s loud and it makes my soul feel good. However, when I give this task to a youth athlete or use it for fat loss purposes, sometimes these medicine ball exercises go right over the person’s head (pun intended). So with that in mind, I have an awesome combination for y’all […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations – Installment 9

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Motion at the shoulder joint has now been known to improve through several mechanisms: Improving soft tissue quality, so signaling can be improved to the motor units that are attached to the muscle fibers involved with these movers. Reorienting joint position of the glenohumeral joint by improving joint centration. Improving rib cage position/spinal position in order to improve the brain’s […]

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How to Attack a High Rep Set

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On a day to day basis I see many types of people go through their first couple workouts. On one hand we have the “newbie-to-lifting-but-is-amazing-at-sports,” and on the other hand I often encounter the “wants-to-lose-weight-and-has-no-idea-where-to-start” individual. This is fantastic, and I commend these people for having the charisma to step outside of their comfort zone and into something that is […]

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The Assessment Experiments: Installment 2

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In The Assessment Experiments: Installment 1, I laid out the basic principles with which I view assessments on a regular basis. One item I want to expand on is the idea of regional interdependence. Originally, regional interdependence talks about how one area of the body may be affecting another’s dysfunction or maybe even pain. This can be described further by […]

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My Favorite Exercise Combinations: Installment 6

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As many of our athletes have returned from their high school and collegiate seasons (and go on to play summer baseball as well), there have been many individuals who, for several reasons, have only just returned to lifting on a more regular schedule. When it comes down to it, there are only so many general preparatory exercises that need maintenance […]

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Improving Communication and Developing Awareness – From Student to Coach

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My history in the fitness and strength and conditioning industry is rife with education and internships: Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology Over 1500+ hours of internship time with 4 various private facilities Several continuing education courses from various organizations Multiple speaking engagements; both in-person and online With this time, I have personally seen over 30-40 interns come and go with respect to […]

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Musings & Things to Watch and Listen To – 7.4.15

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Happy 4th of July! Today I want to cover identifying limitations with the toe touch, improving understanding of the handstand, and other items with respect to individual movement qualities. Elite Training Mentorship – Improving the Toe Touch When I take individuals through the movement assessment process, one quality that often goes overlooked is the ability to touch your toes. There […]

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Getting Personal with Mike Robertson (Q&A)

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Today I have a special post: I recently had a chance to talk shop with Mike Robertson of RobertsonTrainingSystems.com about his newly released product, Physical Preparation 101. Now, whenever there happens to be a product release by one of the top trainers or coaches in this industry, there is always a flood of posts relating to how awesome their product is […]

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Memorial Day Weekend

Musings & Things to Read – 5.26.15

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Hope your Memorial Day Weekend went well! I enjoyed some time away with friends, but now I’m anxious to get back into the swing of things. Here are some interesting readings and infographics on performance, leadership, and my YouTube channel updates! 1. Charlie Weingroff posted this link about teamwork from a medical and sports science point of view, and this has […]

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What Makes a Dancer?

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Is it the sacrifice? The existential feeling of “losing oneself” to the music? Or is it the approximate timing that creates the dancer…? Many individuals and various groups have attempted to create a label for what makes a dancer great. In fact, this is one of the reasons for several different competitions, meets, and battles (from a hip hop point […]

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