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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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What Are You Doubling Down On?

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What Are You Double Downing On? Gambling has never been my strong point. Whenever I go to a casino, I usually play it safe by hanging out with friends, watching them play craps, roulette, or going off on my own to the penny slots or quarter slots myself. I’m positive a good chunk of change (read: I’m up about $1200 […]

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Warm-Up – Is It Really Worth It?

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Warming up has been something that has been up for debate for quite some time. I’m pretty sure Bruce Lee was always altering his methods for warming up, and even further back we can look at how martial artists warmed up, and if there are is any written history, I’d love to see how gladiators, warriors, etc warmed up. Perhaps the […]

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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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One Weird Trick: Installment 2 – What Do I Do With My Feet?

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The first Monday back after any New Year is usually national bench press day. For those who are off to rebel by doing squats, deadlifts, and lunges, make sure you keep this simple trick in mind to optimize your next training session. From a personal experience point of view, I’ve seen many errors executed for almost every lower body related exercise. Essentially, […]

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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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Are You Really Warming Up?

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Originally posted on GrassFedLifestyle.com What You Need to Know Performing eight to ten bodyweight exercises before your training session is more productive than warming up using a treadmill or elliptical before exercise. From a movement and biomechanical point of view, a dynamic warm-up will aim to work in three dimensions, vs the singular plane of motion that walking on a […]

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The Grey Area of Achieving Success – Late Night Musings (7.20.14)

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Within the realm of the fitness and S&C “bubble”, there is a bit of a discrepancy between working out and training. Essentially, it comes down to understanding that with “working out”, there is a temporary and fleeting moment when it comes to using this phrase. While not necessarily feeding into a negative connotation, the term working out is something used […]

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Calling All Dancers…

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This is a call for all dancers… … Dancers looking to get stronger that is! Here is your chance to receive customized programming for increasing muscle mass for the summer, returning from an injury, or increasing performance for your work or hobby. Practicing upside down selfies before dance practice is a pastime of mine as well. This pilot dance strength […]

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Interview with Dr. Pat Davidson

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I had the opportunity this morning to interview Dr. Pat Davidson, a former professor at Springfield College, national level competitor that has competed in the Arnold Classic twice, former practitioner of MMA, and overall animal of a person. If you’re interested at all in learning about Pat’s life from his career early on towards his evolution as a modern strength […]

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