Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Time and a Place for Cardio in Sports

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I was talking to one of my clients yesterday and she was telling me about the soccer team she would have played for if not for injury. She told me that tryouts basically consisted of running 3 miles and other various forms of conditioning. The soccer balls were not even broken out. I guess there is […]

The Best Types of Footwear for Squatting

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Squatting is an interesting exercise. It is one of the best ways to develop lower body strength, but there are a ton of people that cannot get into the right positions. I would love for everyone to squat but squatting is not for everyone. It also is one of the most complicated exercises out there. […]

Managing Shoulder Injuries for Hockey Players

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When we think of athletes that have terrible shoulders the first group that comes to mind is usually pitchers. The throwing motion puts a lot of stress on the shoulder and elbow due to its unnatural nature. This is the same reason that good baseball training has preventative measures built into the program. A pitcher […]

All About Metabolic Training

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In recent years, people have become more aware of different ways to train other than just lifting weights or just doing cardio. On one end it is a great thing that we have moved away from the absolutes and have started to incorporate smarter training ideas. Unfortunately, most people are taking the basic idea of […]

Using the Core to Unlock the Hips

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Hip mobility is starting to become a bit of a buzzword in the fitness industry. More people are squatting, cleaning, deadlifting, etc. than in recent memory and these lifts require the hips to get to a certain range of motion. When we are trying to achieve parallel squats or trying to conventional deadlift with a […]

Overhead Single Leg Work for Disk Injuries

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Herniated and bulging disks are an all too common injury for the general public. Due to prolonged poor postures and sometimes bad training protocols, these injuries are a huge issue. I even remember on Day 1 of work I was excited for my first group, yet still half asleep at 6 am. I head out […]

Resistance Training for Optimal Fat Loss

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Resistance training gets a bad rap in most media circles. There is a perception that anyone that lifts a weight is instantly going to turn into that monster in the corner of the gym that spends 4 hours doing his lift. This fear of getting huge, or injured, or bulky, or whatever is really setting […]

You Cannot Stretch Out a Muscle Strain

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People who train for sport or recreation get bumps and bruises on a daily basis. It is a natural side effect of being alive and pushing limits. I am always hearing of someone who “tweaked “X” muscle over the weekend.” The next step in the conversation is the one where I am put in a […]

Getting Away from 3×10

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When I started lifting most of my exercises were done in 3 sets of 10. I do not know the exact source of these two magical numbers but there is an aura about them. Everything was done in 3×10 from main lifts to accessory work. There didn’t seem to be anything wrong with this for […]

Re- Teaching the Glutes How to Fire

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The glutes are one of the most important muscle groups in the body. They are the controlling force for hip stability and strength. The same group is also responsible for knee stability and lumbar stability. Issues at the pelvis can go up and down the chain from the ankle to the shoulder. The hip is […]