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1RMPerformance Blog

Why anabolic hormones do not play a role in skeletal muscle hypertrophy.

Imagine a total stranger walked up to you, knowing you stay up to date on current strength and conditioning and fitness knowledge, and preceded to tell you that the increase in the big three anabolic hormones Growth Hormone(GH), Testosterone(T), and Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF-1) associated with resistance training has nothing to do with hypertrophy. You, like me, would probably drop your jaw and demand to see studies, or at least have someone explain it to you!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thought of the Moment

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The reward of being strength and conditioning coach

There aren’t many professions out there where you can have a profound impact on a kid’s life that lives 3000 miles away... Here’s a quick story that will explain.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1RM is published

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The female half of 1RM has been published on a cool site called PTontheNET. The article is about the top 10 most common questions that females have about training and then the answers to those questions. Just click on the picture below: 

How to increase your speed

The fastest sprinters have an optimal stride length, stride frequency, and very short contact time with the ground. What if I told you that you can take steps to becoming a faster sprinter just by jumping? No, that’s not a typo… I said jumping. That may seem absurd, but it’s true. You could perform a 4-week plyometric program and become faster without running a single suicide, as long as the program is designed properly. It must include:

1.) Single leg jumps

2.) Broad jumps


Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Athletes Guide to Carbohydrates

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Do Not Fear C6H12O6...(Carbohydrates)

Carbohydrates and athletes should have a life-long bond like peanut butter and jelly. Life as an athlete should be simple. Go to school. Practice. Eat. Watch sports. Do homework. Sleep. And compete. I wish it were that simple. My goal is to at least make one thing a little simpler by the end of this article – nutrition. To make this as easy as possible, I'll even break this article into sections.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Bulgarian Squat Routine and Overtraining

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Overtraining - featuring The Bulgarian Squat Routine

Overtraining is a common phrase we all hear, but not many understand. Imagine feeling sluggish for weeks straight, having a cold, lean body mass being stripped from you, feeling depressed, reduced appetite, running a temperature, unmotivated, nervous, headaches, elevated blood pressure, and slow reaction time. I don’t know about you, but this sounds a little like death to me.


Female Strength and Conditioning..Dispelling the Myths

Resistance training does not cause females to get bulky. After working with many female athletes, that is one of the biggest concerns that I run into.  Let me dispel that myth right now.  Girls were not created to get bulky, and performing a sports performance program will not make you the next Ms. Universe.  

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What's the definition of 1RM?

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What is a 1 Repetition Maximum?

One Repetition maximum. One rep max. 1RM. They all mean the same. The world record for the bench press is a smidge over 1,000 lbs. That means that with one repetition, some behemoth of a man can press 1,000 lbs. That's right, his 1RM (or 1 rep max) for the bench press is 1,000 lbs. We didn't decide to call ourselves 1RM performance because we are looking for the next World's Strongest Man... we chose 1RM because it is the epitomy of mental and physical strength.   

Friday, September 7, 2012

Gym Etiquette

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1RM Performance's Take on Gym Etiquette

Living in San Diego you see different types of people, which means many different ways of working out. One common theme when it comes to people working out in gyms out here are bicep curls in the squat racks, which might be the single worst use of the squat rack you constantly see, and subpar gym etiquette.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Basketball - explosive training

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How to be an explosive basketball player

Only 15% of the game of basketball is spent cutting, sprinting, and jumping, which would be considered as high intensity exercise.  So how do you train specifically for basketball?  If you consider the fact that the majority of the game of basketball consists of low to moderate work, you would think that's how you would train.  But, it is those quick actions, the first steps, the change of directions, the quick jump for a rebound, which make the difference between a good basketball player and a great basketball player.

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    The bench press is a staple to each and every training routine across the world. Over the past 2 months, the two most common questions from new athlete are 1. how much can you bench? and 2. Is that THE Tommy Edman on the wall? The answers to both are 445 and yes. Those two questions are actually what drive this blog I’m writing. No, this has nothing to do with Tommy or my ability to bench, but by working with predominantly throwing athletes my entire life, and never being one to stray away from the bench press with my throwing athletes, I have seen my share of funky things going on under a bar.