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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Lessons From an Ill-Fated Baseball Player

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Should baseball players train on unstable surfaces? Should baseball players depend primariily on yoga and stretching int heir off season programming? Should baseball players be training in the 12 to 25 rep range?

yoga cartoon

Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to get faster

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Why running coaches aren't all what they are chalked up to be

Unstable surface training should be banished from the strength and conditioning world. I mean truly banished, never to be seen again! Physical therapy and athletic training - fine, but a strength coach or personal trainer trying to make an athlete stronger and more powerful – NO! Get your feet on solid ground and stop prescribing exercises. PLEASE!

 

Friday, November 9, 2012

The REAL core training

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What?? You don't do sit-ups?

Nothing drives me crazier than getting asked what my favorite ab exercise is. Maybe I just really dislike vanity, but more likely, I think my dislike for "ab" exercises comes from the fact that most people just don't understand what the core is, and specifically what it's function is. The other day, I came across this definition of the core that sheds light onto what I'm talking about:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Glute activation

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The forgotten backside

What’s the deal with glute activation? Is it just one of those trendy terms that us strength and conditioning folk throw around, or does it actually carry some weight? In this post, we are going to look at what glute activation is, why it’s important, and how it can increase your performance.

Front Squat vs. Back Squat

The difference between the front squat and back squat. As promised, I will continue to answer myths and misconceptions of the different squat variations (with only a few tangents). For this installment, I will focus on the difference between the front squat and the back squat.

kid squatting with pumpkins

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

An Intro to Squatting Part 1

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Battle of the Squat Part 1:

Back squatting and Front squatting, high bar squats versus low bar squats, whats the difference? Does it really make a difference if the bar is behind or in front of your head? Should certain athletes back squat while others should front squat? How do you even perform a squat properly? We will look at all those questions while we take a look at two tremendous exercises: the back squat and the front squat. They have a bunch of similarities, but also have a few major differences. Hold on to your seat because we’re about to dive right in.tom-platz-squat

Monday, October 1, 2012

Training acceleration & deceleration

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How training eccentrically makes you more explosive
Power + Endurance = poor baseball/softball performance
5 Myths Revealed
Myth #1: Everyone loves working out

Obviously false. Arguably one of the best strength and conditioning coaches around, Mike Boyle says it perfect in his list of 25 things about me post, “I don’t really enjoy working out. I do it sparingly so I will not die or embarrass my business.”

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    I recently read a great article about why smart people believe dumb things. This article brought up some excellent points on why there are so many “experts” in the nutrition and fitness fields. You know those people I am talking about - the ones who only eat Keto because you burn more calories or the ones who are doing plant based because of some documentary or those who don’t eat carbs because a study showed you could be leaner and faster without them or the ones who do Peloton cycling and have never been leaner in their lives. And these people tend to be the ones who have a very large voice in the fitness/nutrition community and for some reason we like to believe them.

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