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One Weird Trick – Installment 13: Adjusting Grip Intensity on Cable Exercises

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Grip work is something that is talked about quite a lot no matter what circle of athletes you surround yourself with – basketball players need it for ball handling, baseball players for everything they do on the field from swinging to throwing, football players for constantly using their hands, and hockey/field hockey/lacrosse players for the obvious reason that they use […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 10 – Bend Over to the Front, and Touch Your Toes

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Have you ever wanted to drop it, drop it, drop it low? (If Lexy Panterra, the twerkmaster featured above, can’t help you, no one can.) If you’ve endlessly tried stretching your hamstrings, getting massages, and nothing works, give this one weird trick a go. If you want the meat and potatoes of a how to touch your toes, check out my […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 9 – Wrapping the Barbell in the Bench Press

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The bench press is one lift that has been one big struggle bus for me in recent history. Not until I started working out with a crew of people and started actively troubleshooting my errors did I realize my [several] mistakes. One technical piece of the puzzle that has allowed my bench to skyrocket involves understanding the difference between “wrapping” […]

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Six Pack

One Weird Trick: Installment 7 – Roll Out, Roll Out

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Many times in our quest for six-packedness, we embark on several different exercises that are targeted towards our abs. In reality, what is the true, underlying solution towards revealing a six-pack? Positive hormonal changes due to sleep, nutrition, and training derived changes, along with slight hypertrophy of the obliques. (I say obliques intentionally, because many times the rectus abdominis could […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 6 – They Say Jump, You Say, “How High?”

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Whenever I am working with athletes on a new drill, there are two interesting things that can occur on the gym floor: Lack of motoric control (inability to control range of motion, so movement is clunky/awkward) Lack of specific mobility (lack of authentic movement pattern from appropriate musculature due to a bony, hard structure or a soft tissue problem, effectively […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 5 – Fix Your Overhead Squat

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Introducing the Tall Kneeling Position, and How It Can Fix Your Overhead Squat Watch this video to make sure you do the tall kneeling position correctly, and read below to learn how this drill can fix your overhead squat movement! — I’ve been blessed to have shared the company of several really smart physical therapists, personal trainers, and strength coaches of all […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 3 – Using Balls to Improve Shoulder Mobility

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Many individuals have developed their whole careers to improving shoulder mobility. Before, the complexity of the shoulder girdle had plagued many individuals, whether it is from pain, dysfunction, or “I got this one really weird clicking thing that happens when I move like this,” type scenarios. I don’t claim to fix shoulders, but a funny thing happens when you do […]

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One Weird Trick: Installment 1 – Half Kneeling

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You ever see those ads online, talking about trying one weird trick to lose weight, or to gain muscle, or to attain anything instantaneously? I hate those ads, as most things worth sacrificing for involve zero tricks and lots of foundational work. However, I’ve come to the realization that many of the things that I’ve come across in the fitness, […]

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