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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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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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3 Benefits for Lifting if You’re a Dancer

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There are tons of benefits to exercising and beginning a strength training regimen if you’re pursuing a dance as an art, career, or hobby. Plenty of dancers believe that in order to improve their craft, they should only dance more and more. While there is certainly plenty of merit to this notion, and specific technique does play a role within […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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