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Perspectives of a Dancer Turned Strength Coach

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Dancing has painted the way I view many things in life. To the way I longingly look at any shiny floor in any part of the world (there were some dope places in London that I wanted to dance at… but security stopped me from doing so), to the way I choose the songs I casually listen to, to the […]

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Awareness & Culture – Two Things That Make Me Different Than Everyone Else

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Having the ability to think in different languages is a humongous thing. This is something that I’ve naturally done since I was born. My mom grew up in the Philippines, and worked in Japan. These random facts bring to light the fact that my mom was speaking Japanese, Filipino, English, and Spanish (because it is already relatively close to Filipino […]

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Falling in Love…

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Falling in Love with the Process: The Non-Tangibles Within the fitness and perhaps even the strength and conditioning industry, many individuals are caught up with measuring and tracking information. From an objective point of view, this provides several benefits; what gets measured gets managed. However, one large part of measuring everything may be overlooked, and that is falling in love […]

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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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A Systemic Approach Towards Improving Range of Motion

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The first part of this quasi-series began by glossing over the broad strokes that a holistic approach would partake with regards to enhancing performance. To dial in towards a specific topic that I have an interest in, I’d like to outline my own thought process towards achieving more range of motion and ultimately a “problem” and “solution” towards why you […]

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Joint by Joint Approach and Applying this to Dance: The Ankle

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THE JOINT BY JOINT APPROACH The joint by joint approach was popularized by Physical Therapist and FMS pioneer Gray Cook. The idea behind this approach is that certain joints need mobility, and others need stability in order to have a functioning body, both for health and athletic performances.

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Why Bboys Don’t Need to Run to “Get in Shape”

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Before going off on why bboys shouldn’t be running to “get in shape” or condition themselves, here is a very brief synopsis on energy systems and metabolism:

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