Train Smarter not Harder

Ready to train smarter, not harder?   Don’t get me wrong, hard work is a big part of getting better. But a growing misconception is that great results are only achieved if you train all out, all the time. Here’s an important truth that many peopleĀ (including myself in my early years) have learned the hard…

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Build a Better Core in Less Time

Want a shortcut to a better core?   > Add more single arm exercises into your programming For example, here are two of our favorite single arm movements that when done right, create a big core and hip benefit. Generally, we like to put these movements into the mid-to-end of a workout using 8-10 reps…

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Squat Pain-Free

Knee pain is no fun.   It’s pretty had to do any activity when you have soreness in your knees. Running, cycling, skiing, or strength training can be limited at best.   Over the past 10 years we’ve seen and learned a lot when it comes to creating good movement patterns to reduce injuries. Certain…

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Sport Specific vs Athlete Specific Training

Sport Specific Training vs Athlete Specific Training A common question I am asked by parents of athletes is if their son or daughter is going to be doing sport specific exercises? An analogy that works well to answer this question, and avoid some of the most common development mistakes for youth is to visualize long-term…

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Why Don’t We Use Crunches and Sit-ups?

One of the best improvements in the strength and conditioning world over the past 10+ years has been in core training. Both for training quality, and safety.   However, each week, we often meet new clients who have been using exercises like situps, crunches and twist variations as staples in their core work. The cool…

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