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Why You Need Testing

Whether you realize it or not, you are always in a constant state of assessment as a lifter or an athlete. You're always trying to lift more weight, push more reps, run farther, or sprint faster. You acknowledge when your weight increases and make a mental note of your new...

When Exercise Selection Goes Bad

Over time, certain habits become ingrained in human beings and become behavior, regardless of the reasons. This certainly holds true in the world of fitness. Everyone gets into a routine and despite having the resources to change their program for the positive, they just keep on treading through the sludge...

The Functional Training Paradox

Language is a beautiful thing. In strength and conditioning, carefully-chosen words can succinctly and efficiently describe exercises, movements, training modalities, etc.  I frequently mention terms and phrases that get thrown around these days with little-to-no regard for the intent of the original meaning. "Functional training" is just the latest in...

10 Fitness Sayings That Need to Go Away

There are a lot of sayings and phrases in this world that are meant to be positive and motivational. In the fitness world, they exist solely to lift your spirits when you're down and keep you pressing forward when you feel like quitting. However, there's a few that just aren't...
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