Is Olympic Lifting Right for You?

Due to the prevalence of the CrossFit games and the increase in accessibility facilities where platforms and bumper plates are kosher, Olympic lifting has surged in popularity in virtually all demographics. People from all walks of life are getting over the bar and learning how to snatch, clean, and jerk. At...

Jumping for Sports Performance

In today's fast-paced world, sometimes more seems better. Because of the online access to videos and tutorials on exercises and drills, this kind of thinking has made its way into strength and conditioning programming. More conditioning, more reps, taller box, more drills, and more plyos. This couldn't be further from the truth...

Should You Deadlift?

There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn't deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift? There's some face validity to the argument against deadlifting. If you experience any back pain, particularly in the lumbar region,...

The Truth About Boring Training

Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program ADD. In reality, the boredom you feel is completely normal. The only way to get better at something is to...

The Best GPP Strength Exercises

For those not in the "know", GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is "general." We've talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as well as the differences between exercise & training. While training specifically for a specific outcome/ adaptation will yield specific results,...
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