Tag Archives: Fitness

RAPP: A Warm-up Template

The warm-up portion of a workout can make or break your performance in the gym. Failing to take the time to properly warm-up can also lead to injury. You walk into a commercial gym and it is not uncommon to see a warm-up consist of 5 minutes of some variation …

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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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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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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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Girl Push-ups: Please Stop! There is a Better Option

I know what you’re thinking, “Another push-up article?” Well this one is important, and needs to be stated. STOP WITH THE “GIRL PUSH-UPS”!!!!! Nothing makes my eyes bleed more than the “girl push-up”, or a push-up done from the knees. In fact, the name is offensive to women. I know …

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3 Must Haves For Workout Recovery

If there is one thing that most people neglect in their workout regime it has to be workout recovery. This may also be the most important aspect of improving your performance. Most workouts average 60 to 90 minutes…so what are you doing the other 1,380 minutes of the day? What …

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Are You Training or Just Working Out?

I know some of you may have read the post title and thought, “wait, what? There is a difference between training and working out?” You are damn right there is a difference. And hopefully after today you’ll be able to know which one pertains to you. First we need to …

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