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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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Strength Training and Analyzing Performance for Dancers

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One aspect that is not fully appreciated is that utilizing a strength training program will allow the dancer and athlete to withstand a higher capacity for work. That is, if a dancer is looking to increase performance on a specific level, there must likewise be a larger general foundation to allow for this specific adaptation to take place. Further, following […]

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Postural Restoration Institute – Bullet Points and Course Registration

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For the uninitiated on what the Postural Restoration Institute’s (PRI) philosophy entails, my journey down the figurative rabbit hole began at an internship at Cressey Performance. Green behind the ears, I stood there and did my best to absorb what the philosophy of these strange positional breathing exercises provided for the athlete and client. Fast forward one year (time flies […]

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Mobility Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up – 9.30.13

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For starters, welcome to my new site. It is still in construction, but I’d rather welcome you and show you around my new house before I put in all the new furniture and features, so you can come back dazzled again and again. But please, leave your shoes at the front door – the wooden flooring is brand new. So peruse […]

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Stuff to Geek Out On – 9.28.13

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With a full day of personal training in the morning, team coaching in the afternoon/nights, it is very easy for me to say that “I’m busy.” Time and energy are of the utmost importance to any one who is aiming to build something, as they are the most non-renewable sources around.

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How Can I Become More Flexible for Dancing?

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As a pre-cursor to the following wall of text, I’ll be forthright and caution against the continuation of traditional static stretching methods for those of you who are flexible naturally. While my justification for the stopping or reduction of static stretching can be viewed in the following links, I believe the methods and research below comprise the most up to […]

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APPLYING THE “JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH” TO THE KNEE IN DANCERS: PART 1

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The knee is a fickle joint. On one end it is the cause for many major injuries, ranging from anterior knee pain, to ACL reconstruction. And on the other end, there has been a push for “ACL Injury Prevention” programs, largely aimed at the female demographic, but the way the Eagles have started their 2013 pre-season year, it seems someone […]

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Morning Musings #10: 25 Lessons the Strength and Conditioning Industry Has Taught Me

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Today I turn 25, and as I sit here drinking a greens and BCAA concoction, thinking back about 3 to 4 years ago at this same time when I was drinking a red bull vodka concoction, I would like to believe I’ve learned a thing or two about health, “fitness”, and what the strength and conditioning community has taught me […]

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Fitness Tech Day #3 – Examine.com’s Supplement-Goals Reference Guide

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How else can I review Examine.com’s new product without being super objective? Kidding aside, when I first heard of Examine.com’s efforts of documenting and reading research on supplements, I cringed – the mere thought of sifting through thousands of documents and articles in order to decipher the “truth” about supplements is difficult to do, let alone imagining the amount of hours […]

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Mobility and Stability Exercises to Include in Your Warm-Up

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If you’ve ever tried to push your big three lifts to the limit (the squat, bench, deadlift), you will have to increase your volume at some point to push past your current weights. An increase in volume with moderate to high intensity (weight) will often leave your upper back, hips, neck, and shoulders feeling restricted due to the increase in […]

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Methods vs Principles in the “Industry”

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As a coach, I am fortunate to come into contact with several types of people utilizing movement as their method of filtration. Whether it is guiding an athlete to gain weight for another successful in-season, or a client aiming to lose weight for an upcoming wedding, there are many avenues and paths that can be chosen.

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