Monthly Archives: September 2013

Squat Heavy to Sprint Fast

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Athletes or anyone competing in sports and events know that being fast is beneficial. The ability to sprint faster than your opponents is usually a good indicator of success. The best soccer, basketball, flag football players usually are the fastest ones. The sport does not matter because you cannot stop someone from scoring if you […]

3 Strategies for Committing to Training

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How many excuses are there to not train today, tomorrow, etc.? Infinite. Commitment to a program is necessary for reaching the goals that you want to achieve. Well it is not that easy to just start and stick with a program. There needs to be incentive for you to continue training in a certain way. […]

Achieving a Parallel Squat

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It is important to realize that one joint cannot be mobile if the one above or below is not stable. I often see this in the back squat. It may appear that someone has tight hips because they cannot achieve a parallel squat.  They use all of your cues to keep the chest up, sit […]

Mobility and Stability to Move Better

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I already introduced why you should not stretch areas of tightness or soreness, and mentioned mobility and stability training. There are specific joints that need to be mobile and others that need to be stable. In the chart below you can take a look at which joints fall into either side. It is interesting to […]

How Can I Stretch this Out?

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Imagine it is the weekend and you are just doing some simple, routine activity. All of the sudden, you move awkwardly and a sharp pain sets in through your back. It does not matter if it is in the shoulder, hip, knee, etc. but it happens. The first question is usually: What the hell did […]

Well Done, Chipotle

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I am not sure whether Chipotle actually deserves credit here or not, but they are going to get it. Recently, I stumbled upon a short video that depicts what is wrong with food in the United States. The video is about a scarecrow who works for a big food business. He looks past various “all […]

Post Event Recovery

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If you missed the last post about my first 5k you can give it a read. Anyways, before the race even started I assumed that I would be in a world of pain the next morning. We were running uphill, downhill, on grass, and on cement. Usually, all of these changes in terrain will destroy […]

I Ran My First 5K

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On Saturday night, my girlfriend and I ran a 5K together. It was one of those deals where they had neon color squirt guns and loud music (that wasn’t death metal, so I didn’t get it). Leading up to this event I cannot say I was prepared or confident that it was going to go […]

How Many Situps Can You Do?

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How do you train your core muscles? Situps, crunches, and other spine destroying movements seem to be everyone’s go to exercises. Exercises where the torso flexes are damaging to the back, reinforce horrible posture, and are not going to give you a six pack. It is still believed that isolated ab work is the best […]

The Basics of Creatine

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You need Creatine. That statement is a little misleading, however, because the human body produces it. Creatine, just like protein, is a supplement that deserves attention. There is too much information out there when it comes to creatine, let alone all supplements. Most of the information comes from misconceptions and a lack of knowledge. This […]