Monthly Archives: February 2016

Using Weight to Improve the Squat

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There is an idea in the industry that someone who does not squat well with weight should not load the pattern until it is cleared up. This sounds good and the intent behind it is good. After all, adding a bunch of weight to someone that moves like crap is going to increase the risk […]

Getting In Shape without a Treadmill

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Running seems to be one of the most popular forms of exercise in this country. It is easy to perform, does not require a whole lot of equipment, and is very cheap. Throw some clothes on, lace up your shoes, and just go run. Seems simple enough right? Well here I am to hate on […]

Who is the Expert?

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When our car has trouble we go to see a mechanic, if a pipe bursts in our house we go to a plumber, and for work on our teeth we visit a dentist. So when we need advice on fitness or injuries we will listen to any idiot? Yesterday, Brandel Chamblee of the Golf Channel […]

Improving Bad Conditioning in Sports

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Most coaches at the club or school level usually¬†knows a lot about the sport they coach, even if you or your athlete disagrees. I know a lot of these people just volunteered for the position and that can be an issue, but a lot of people do have a good background in whatever sport they […]

3 Strength Needs for Soccer Players

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At Evolution we train a lot of soccer players from middle school through college. It has become our most popular sport with both boys and girls. One of the reasons for this is that we are lucky enough to be able to teach speed and agility. We do not simply throw some drills down on […]

Improve your Core Training for Better Results

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Core training is one of those fun, fancy fitness words that people like to throw around. You tell people that you work on core strength and they couldn’t be happier. I am fairly certain that most people don’t actually know what core stability is but they think they need it. The best part about that […]

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 […]