Monthly Archives: July 2013

Smash through Plateaus with These 3 Tips

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Getting stuck under the same weight on a bar for weeks and weeks is frustrating. Whenever you go to the gym you are trying to lift more than last time. What gives when it does not appear that you are getting stronger anymore? You need to change your approach. The more trained someone becomes the […]

Kelly Olynyk is Not as Screwed as it Seems

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This article found here makes Kelly Olynyk’s plantar fasciitis seem like an incurable monster. He will not play over the summer for Canada and will take time to rest it. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the connective tissue of the foot and from what I’ve heard, it hurts like hell. It is an overuse injury […]

Ultimate Frisbee and Training for Sports

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It was my junior year of college when I decided to start playing Ultimate Frisbee*, having known many members of the team already. This was also around the same time that I was taking the meat of my exercise science classes. What resulted was a learning experience not taught in the classroom. When you think […]

Why You are Injured from Training

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Do your knees hurt when you squat? What about your shoulders when you bench? These are two of the most common injury complaints among regular gym goers. These potential ailments can also be barriers of entry for those new to strength training. Call me crazy, but I don’t want to participate in an activity that […]

Abs are Made in the Kitchen Part 2

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Continuing from Part 1 I have a few more points to help with cleaning up your diet. 4.     Don’t drink your calories This is the number one way to start shedding body fat. Water, tea, black coffee are all low in calories and high in benefits. For those that don’t like water- too bad, it […]

What’s Wrong with Side Bends?

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My background in resistance training involves strength and power training, mostly through deadlifting and Olympic Lifting. So here I am today to talk about muscular endurance… What gives? I am not going to sit here and come up with protocols for squats for time or 20 reps because typing that alone makes me want to […]

A Change Up to Regular Squats

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I love Overhead Squats. I might be biased because I am pretty good at them now. That was not always the case. I remember when I would start with an awkward descent that took forever so I assumed my hips were at my heels by the time I was done. They never were. I kept […]

You Must be Strong to Eat Well

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No, not physically strong. Deadlifting a truck won’t make you eat better. If you want to make new diet habits, you must be up to the challenges. These challenges typically come in the form of friends, family, and coworkers. When these people do not share the same goals as you, they can be very discouraging […]

In Season Training

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The summer is a good time for athletes to prepare for fall and some late fall/winter sports. This offseason program is an opportunity to build strength, speed, power, correct imbalances, and get the body ready for demands of the season. Once the competitive season comes around, however, it would be a mistake to end all […]

Abs are Made in the Kitchen

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At this point I don’t remember where I heard that “abs are made in the kitchen,” but it is amazing how accurate it really is (I wish I could take credit for it). It goes right along with the idea that you cannot out-train a bad diet. It does not make sense to train hard […]