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Does Static Stretching Hurt Force Production?

Does Static Stretching Hurt Force Production?

Should I stretch prior to exercise? There are plenty of conflicting claims regarding the topic of static stretching and it’s affects on power, speed, strength and force production.  In recent years, the age-old mantra of “stretch, stretch and stretch some more” has been legitimately challenged.  Numerous studies and athlete experience […]

by August 16, 2013 0 comments Articles, Training Articles
Squats, Deadlifts and Diligence – What the Big 2 Say About Your Character

Squats, Deadlifts and Diligence – What the Big 2 Say About Your Character

“There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that provides the level of central nervous activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full […]

by July 25, 2013 0 comments Articles, Training Articles
Industrial Garbage: Unfortunate Trends in The Fitness Industry (Part 1)

Industrial Garbage: Unfortunate Trends in The Fitness Industry (Part 1)

I should preface this article series by proudly stating that: 1. I believe the fitness industry as a whole is the best for-profit industry to be a part of and 2. This is all my opinion. This series is not by any means a knock on the industry, it is […]

The Proof is in the Pull – Why Women Should Deadlift

The Proof is in the Pull – Why Women Should Deadlift

A lot of people will argue that squats are the king of all lifts, but I respectfully disagree. When it comes to women, I believe deadlifts to reign supreme for reasons ranging from improving overall strength and body composition, to building an enviable backside. There is no other exercise that […]

by July 2, 2013 6 comments Articles, Training Articles
What Wall Street Can Teach Us About Fitness

What Wall Street Can Teach Us About Fitness

Have you ever been fascinated about the parallels between the stock market and the world of fitness? I didn’t think so. Truth be told, it is a rather odd and seemingly pointless comparison to illustrate. With that being said, let me explain the rather simple reason for me continuing down […]

You Have Chosen (your training partner)……. Wisely.

You Have Chosen (your training partner)……. Wisely.

Fact: Having the right workout buddy can increase your motivation during exercise by up to 208%.1 Let’s be honest- motivation is sometimes hard to find, especially for the newbies. Whether it be motivation to get off your ass and into the gym, or motivation during a workout, we could all […]

Time to Buddha Up: Mindfulness in Training

Time to Buddha Up: Mindfulness in Training

I can see your eyes rolling already; “Buddhism and lifting? Give me a break!”  Everyone wants to talk about their finding Jesus moment…but that’s not what this is; in fact, it has nothing to do with religion at all. It’s all about mindfulness…or in other words, FOCUS! I’ve been on […]

by June 13, 2013 2 comments Articles, Training Articles