Posts Categorized: Strength Training

How Strong are You on 1 Leg?

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Strength seems to be a quality that people either have a lot of or disregard. Both sides of the equations have their advantages and disadvantages. Significantly less for strong people though. The problem is that strength training is difficult and a lot of people are not willing to train in that fashion. When we get […]

Why do I Favor Strength Training?

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At Evolution Sports Performance, we work with a lot of young athletes. These athletes are typically not experienced in a weight room, and when they are it usually was not a good program. 90% of the time, athletes and parents choose us because they want their athlete to get faster, quicker, stronger, or in better […]

Should Athletes Lift Heavy?

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Lifting weights is still a topic that seems to be misunderstood by the general population. We still have to work to dismiss notions that anyone that touches a barbell is not going to instantly become a world record powerlifter. It is a little bit more difficult than that. At that same moment upon grabbing that […]

Increase Lower Body Strength with these Lunge Options

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No one can agree on whether single leg work or double leg work is the best way to increase lower body strength. One side usually argues that you cannot get strong doing single leg exercises because you cannot possibly load the lower body with enough weight for that to be effective. On the other side, […]

Improve Lower Body Strength with Single Leg Work

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This past weekend was the Crossfit games which I ended up watching a good amount of. I was pulling for Gundmundsson who I thought had a good showing and a top caliber name. One of the main things that I have been seeing lately in these style competitions is the incorporation of single leg work. […]

Improve Core Strength with Slideboard Training

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One of the most effective ways to train the core muscles is to challenge them with some kind of instability. When we are training for stability we want as many muscles to fire as possible, together. When there is no stable platform, as many muscles will work in unison to find it. This co-contraction will […]

Can you have too much Strength?

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Strength is really the foundation of sport. I know some would argue that mobility provides the foundation. I believe that mobility provides the foundation for training. Someone must be mobile to add strength and prevent injury. Someone who does not move well should not be loading up exercises. The only issue I have with that […]

Progressing Single Leg Exercises for Strength

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Getting strong in the lower body can be done with squats and deadlifts. These two exercises are insanely effective, but they are not the entire equation. I am absolutely not going to dismiss squats and deadlifts because they are both important parts of my programs. I also have no problem ditching these exercises when they […]

3 Tips for Better Squats

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Everyone is doing squats again. They have become a part of most programs and that is a very good thing. Maybe it is the Crossfit influence but people are actually lifting weights and that is a good sign. It seems like less people are worried about running in their “fat burning zone” and replacing it […]