Carry your weights

by Ross Curtis Sometimes just one missing ingredient can ruin everything: flour when you’re cooking, ID at the airport, or rings on your wedding day (thankfully I did not screw that one up!). And I am willing to wager there is one missing ingredient in your fitness regimen that might be ruining it all — and I…

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Throw your Fitness Tracker in the Garbage

by Dan Cerone Over the past decade, the rise of fitness trackers has been unreal. Not only are they now sold as standalone devices to count your steps, calories, and sleep; they are also integrated and come installed with our phones. Most people think that this a step in the right direction, and I agree…

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How to perform an X-Pulldown

This move is the ultimate shoulder-saver, and may be a better option than regular lat pulldown for many. Watch the video to learn how to do it right!

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Your posture will never be good enough

by Dan Cerone Sorry to say it, but you’re never going to “fix your posture.” A few weeks ago, myself and Dr. Bo Babenko spoke to a group of executives about optimizing the little amount of time during the week to offset the busy hours in the office. One of the most common themes that…

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Rolling away time…and results.

by Ross Curtis   I’ve been a personal trainer here in New York City for over 3 years now, and even when I was a strength and conditioning coach back in Iowa; I would see the same things. On the gym floor at least…there were a lot less Louis Vuitton bags back in Iowa! With…

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Should Yoga be a staple in your strength routine?

Should Yoga be a staple in your strength routine? A typical day at the gym might consist of a few power exercises, general strength training and if you’re really motivated, some metabolic conditioning to wrap things up and leave you gassed. You do this 2-3 times a week or more and your body is going…

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Why the Army Can't Find Fit Recruits

When recruits aren’t fit to serve, is it the Army’s fault or ours? I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that we test and measure fitness and physical performance lately, as evidenced by my most recent blog on the NFL Combine. Furthermore, our H-FIT assessment is the first step for all of our private…

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Opinion: Why Physical Therapy Doesn’t Work

Having been a physical therapist since 2005, I have seen plenty of sub-optimal rehab strategies and less-than-stellar patient care. There are definitely excellent clinicians in the field and most have good intentions, but there are just as many average or worse therapists out there as well. Furthermore, the insurance model is restrictive and has very…

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What Can You Learn From the NFL Combine?

​The NFL Scouting Combine is coming to a close, and the football world is beginning to take its bets on the prospects who will be drafted next month and where on the draft board they’ll end up. The Combine is where scouts evaluate football talent; the Draft is where prior performance in college and Combine…

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