Fitness

The One Thing Missing From Your Child’s Development

We as adults are really good at screwing up everything. The list goes on and on and could get political real quick…but this is not that kind of blog. Adults have really begun to screw up our youth’s development What are we doing wrong? What is missing from our children’s …

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5 Uses for the Trap Bar, Besides Deadlifts

The trap bar is becoming more and more popular. It can be found in college athletic weight rooms as well as big box gyms. It has gained a lot of popularity for it’s ability to allow people to deadlift who may not be as proficient in the straight bar version. …

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The Favorite Lower Body Exercise of Some of the Top Fitness Pros

There are tons of lower body exercise variations to choose from, so I asked 7 personal trainers and strength coaches (and I include my own) to pick just one. I will admit this can be hard but everybody knocked this task out of the park. Enjoy! Meg Julian-Personal Trainer and …

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Should Everyone Deadlift?? No and Yes, Let Me Explain

Should everyone deadlift?? In the traditional straight bar from the floor with heavy weights fashion? No, but if you can it definitely will give you some street cred. But if you are talking about basic human movement, yes. In short, a deadlift is a hip hinge, one of the basic …

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Why the Sports Athlete Shouldn’t Do Crossfit

Disclaimer: This post may ruffle some feathers, especially those who follow the cul….I mean do CrossFit Usually I would bash CrossFit…because it’s fun. But CrossFit has done a lot of great things. It has put barbells in people’s hands, especially women. Oh and it has made a ton of money. …

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Why You Need a Strength Coach

I’m just going to go ahead and say it…everybody NEEDS a strength coach. Most sport athletes understand the importance of a strength or performance coach to help t hem reach their full potential. Most newbies in the fitness world should hire a strength coach or personal trainer, but even the …

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Tip: How to Do Heavy Landmine Squats

In my previous article, I discuss the merits of the landmine squats. They are great for those learning to master the squat program as well as those who may be dealing with knee and even low back problems. The great part about landmine squats is you can really push the …

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Exercise You Should Try: The Landmine Squat

The squat is called the king of leg exercises by many people, but there are a few problems. Most people do not know how to squat correctly in the first place, and many of those who do are dealing with some sort of injury. Mobility restriction or body structure (leg …

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Master the Hip Hinge: The Powerhouse of Athletic Movement

Want to be strong and powerful? We’ve all heard the saying “it’s all in the hips” and it couldn’t have been more true. This is why it is so important to master the hip hinge. The hip hinge, which can simply be described as hip extension, is one of the …

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The Basics Win, Every Time

There is a common trend seen in athletes, trainers, and even the everyday fitness enthusiast. The need to find the newest, most interesting exercise and add it to their training. Even arguable the best basketball player in the world has been bitten by the bug. Core and mind stability!! Getting …

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