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Chin Up

Find YOUR Why.

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When I first started pursuing strength in the gym years ago, I didn’t have aesthetic goals in mind. I was in school for automotive and swiftly learning that trying to be taken seriously in a male-dominated field when I had to ask for help breaking bolts and lifting tires, was NOT looking promising for me. It took me at least […]

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Aerobic Development for Strength Athletes

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Steady state aerobic training. It’s kind of the red-headed step child of the fitness realm. In the past few years aerobic work, or “cardio”, has been vilified due to misconstrued understanding of research and the rising trend of “HIIT” (high intensity interval training) and other gut-busting activities designed to better condition you.  Who wants to spend 30 minutes sucking wind […]

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What’s Missing From Your Softball Workout?

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I’ve seen it many times: A high school softball player has the best intentions to increase speed, power, strength and injury resilience, but an ill-designed training program derails those plans. Softball workouts often fail to build actual strength, develop proper movement skills, and provide an effective warm-up. Here are three key elements of effective softball workouts, with recommended exercises.. >>KEEP […]

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3 Keys to a Solid Squat Setup

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  The Squat is without a doubt one of the most beneficial movements you can perform. For improving athletic performance, promoting muscle gain and increasing overall strength—plus the abundance of positive hormonal adaptations that result from squatting heavy with good form—you’d be hard pressed to find a movement that delivers more bang for its buck. Unfortunately, most people sacrifice performance […]

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