Posts Tagged ‘programming’

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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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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Opinion: Stressed Out? Take Your Time

The other day, I decided to go for a run outside. This is a typical activity here in the city, but you might be interested to know that I don’t run, like ever. I never particularly enjoyed it, and my lack of attention to the monotony of running doesn’t help. But considering that it was…

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The Dark Side of Getting Strong

I’m about to tell you something that you probably don’t want to hear. First and foremost, when people say that they want to lose weight and get fit, whether they know it or not, to some extent they actually want to get strong, too. The fact is that strength training is a crucial component of…

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Why Your Squat Sucks

Previously, I discussed at length why your bench press might suck. Today I’m going to go along the same lines and discuss the squat. Squatting is one of the basic movement patterns that everyone should master in the gym. Truthfully, there is no perfect way to squat, but technique does exist on a continuum that…

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Slow Down For Better Results This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And with the holiday season fully upon us, I totally expect that things are slowing down for all of us in our day-to-day lives. Now is the perfect time to see family and friends that you perhaps have not have the opportunity to see in while. With…

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What Matters More: Volume or Intensity?

When it comes to working out, does it matter how MUCH you work, or how HARD you work? These days, it seems like the general consensus among most gym-goers and trainers out there is that working hard in the gym counts for much more than how much you work or how much time you spend…

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Opinion: Feeling Guilty About Your Gluttony?

Now that we’re reaching the tail-end of the Thanksgiving weekend(and the start of the holiday season overall), are you feeling guilty about your gluttony? Well, I’m here to tell you this: don’t. For many of us, fitness and going to the gym ends around the holidays. The holiday season, with its travel demands and the…

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Opinion: No One Cares What Program You’re On

Nowadays everyone wants to do things the easy way. Cookie-cutter approaches for the best result. The easiest and shortest way to make gainz, whether for a booty like Jen Selter or a body like circa-1970s Arnold. Sorry, but that ain’t happening as fast as you’d like unless you are taking Vitamin T, using amazing lighting…

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Why Your Bench Press Sucks

When it comes to the bench press, I see it almost all the time. Everywhere I go it seems like there is at least one person doing the bench press, or variations of it, all wrong. I’ve seen the issues that I’m about to detail below almost everywhere, from the large commercial gyms where everything…

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