Monthly Archives: March 2015

Intro to Training Density

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There are a lot of ways to lift weights. The number and types of set/rep schemes in uncountable. We can also do things for time which adds to the possibilities. One aspect of training that seems to sometimes get forgotten about with people that lift heavy is the concept of density. Training density is all […]

How the Upper Spine affects the Low Back

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Low back pain is a huge problem in society. It is estimated that 80% of people will experience it at some point. This number includes athletes, sedentary people, and everyone else in between. No one is really safe because of the different kinds of ways that the spine can be placed under stress. A lot […]

Effective Oblique Exercises

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Training the abs is always a weird topic. As the fitness industry makes progress, is also gets stuck in its archaic ways. I’m not really sure how this oxymoron happens but it is why I am here. I always want to provide the best information for the people that take the time to read what […]

Training External Rotation to Improve the Golf Swing

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As of late, golfers have become athletes. This statement is true when we see the pictures and videos of golfers in the gym working hard to get better. The only problem with this statement is that it ignores the majority of golfers- the everyday guy or girl. The top golfers in the world only make […]

Improving on Pullups and Pushups

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Bodyweight upper body movements are really difficult for a lot of people. This statement excludes the crazy people that can just sit there and bang out pullup after pullup. They do exist and everyone hates them. These movements are also great to train. They involve a lot of muscles groups, provide a great overload to […]

Setting the Back for Deadlifting

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Deadlifts are the best exercise ever. Debatable, but it’s my blog so whatever. I think that everyone should deadlift in some capacity regardless of what their goal is. The only exception is those that cannot tolerate loading to the spine. There are tons of variations and there is one for everyone. The hardest and sometimes […]

Offseason Hockey Plan

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Most hockey players have finished up their seasons or will in the next couple weeks. It has been a long year for most of these athletes since they typically start in the late summer on the ice. Athletes that want to be successful must get a head start on their off season training. Being proactive […]

Progressing the Glute Bridge

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I feel that there is no such thing as an easy exercise. There are some exercises that often get dismissed as easy because they can be performed without a whole lot of effort being put into them. One of these exercises is the glute bridge. If you are anything like I used to be, you […]

Recapping the TPI Level 1 Certification

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This weekend, my coworker and I went south to learn about assessing, correcting, and relating movement to the golf swing. Oh and by south, I mean we went to New Jersey which was still really cold. This was probably the first time in the last 10 years that I left the northeast and I had […]