How to Increase Stability, Mobility, and Strength

As a former strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level addressing deficiencies is definitely a need, but it is too often a fairly quick process. Many athletes lack adequate mobility and core stabilization and the majority of these issues aren’t being addressed. This is due to the fact that most of the training focus…

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Three Things You Should Do Now (On the Gym Floor)

In my last blog post here, I spoke about how fitness is a marathon, and not a sprint. Remember now, the only thing that separates the average gym-goer from the gym-goer who gets results is that they show up on a consistent basis. It is easier to do this if you have a plan, and…

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Breathing your way to becoming a better athlete

February 22, 2015 by Anna Feeter Back in 2014, the Seattle Seahawks practiced pranayama (the technique of rhythmic breathing), yoga and meditation alongside their traditional conditioning and practice. Later that year they went on the win the Super Bowl. Coincidence? I think not. There have been a ton of studies done on breathing techniques and…

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If there is one fitness mantra that you should commit to memory, it’s this

Don’t look now, but 2015 is officially in full swing. If January is the month in which new year resolutions are created, then February holds the unfortunate distinction of being the month in which these resolutions fall by the wayside. It’s very easy to set lofty goals for the new year only to never quite…

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The New York City gym that refunds your money if you don’t get in shape

As far as we know, there is only one gym on earth that gives you a money-back guarantee on your fitness results (just try asking your trainer or Equinox for that promise!). We just started talking to the media about this new offering called “Fitness Guaranteed,” and let’s just say it seems like is was…

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Why do we see tires, ropes, and all those non-traditional strength training tools in commercials?

‘Tis the season for… a TON of commercials. I’m sure you have caught at least a couple of those athletic gear commercials of huge guys flipping tires or super athletic girls performing plyometric movements you only dream about. What are they doing though? Working out, right? Training? Maybe, but I won’t get into the differences…

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A Year of Powerlifting

I spent my last year solely focused on 3 things: my Deadlift, Squat and Bench Press. What I learned not only allowed me to increase my total by 325 lbs. (from 1045 to 1370) in 9 months, but has also given me a great deal of insight into the technical precision needed to accomplish each…

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Know why muscles get “tight” & what core training really is?

Do you wish you actually understood why muscles get “tight,” as well as what core training is and, more importantly, is not? Have you heard of Dean Somerset? Because according to Eric Cressey, Tony Gentilcore, Joe DeFranco, and, well…the rest of the training world, the man knows what he is talking about when it comes to…

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Chances are, you are doing yoga all wrong.

Chances are, you are doing yoga all wrong. The Big Mac-ification of yoga has left us “going beyond our flexibility” (the Bikram set will get it), dehydrating ourselves worse than my wrestling weight cuts (yoga is hot in India…because it’s hot in India, ahem), and being forced to listen to someone play an accordion while…

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