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This site is for the athlete, dancer, and persons looking to increase their performance, whether it is in the gym, on the field, or on the stage. At the end of the day, my goal is to divulge the hours of research and in-person experience aimed towards helping you move faster, get stronger, and live healthier.

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The Joint by Joint Approach and What This Means for Bboys

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Earlier this year I dove into the joint by joint approach and how it affects the ankles and knees. While my intentions were good natured, focusing purely on one aspect of a single joint and all of its intricacies may have been too intense for a simple blog post. However, it is still foolhardy to not appreciate the simplicity of […]

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Fitness Reads & Updates – 11.11.13

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This recent month has been relatively busy for me. Classes are just a bit past their mid-term status, I’m working in multiple locations, and with studying some information from the Postural Restoration Institute and other goodies, I think it is safe to say I know how to keep busy. On top of all that, I’ve had the blessing to stay […]

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You Want Me to What? Why You Should Foam Roll

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There are generally three goals within the fitness industry: improve athletic performance, reset or inhibit neurological dysfunction, or reduce fat throughout your body. All of these approaches may require many many many different types of techniques and methods. One common bond that unites all of these goals can involve some sort of exercise. Admittedly, using a foam roller may not be necessary in […]

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What You Will Takeaway By Interning at Cressey Performance

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If I could have $0.05 for the amount of times I’ve had people tell me they wanted to apply for an internship at Cressey Performance, I would have about $0.25 more to my name now. In all seriousness, there is something to be said for those who “say” they are going to do something, and then those who actually go […]

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Mistakes I’ve Made and the Lessons I’ve Learned

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Eric Cressey’s High Performance Handbook is here, and I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute one of the additional products. It is chock full of great information, from exercise programming, to nutritional information, to tons of other awesome bonuses by other smart people. What’s In It For Me if I Purchase the High Performance HandBook? Simply said, it […]

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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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