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The Favorite Upper Body Exercise of Top Fitness Pros

And we are back with another edition of the “favorite exercise” but the “bros” may get more out of this exercise. We know most of you skip leg day anyways. We got the crew back to tell us their favorite upper body exercise. The group brought the heat again with …

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A Safer Way to Bent-over Row

The bent-over row has been a staple of strength training and bodybuilding programs for decades. You can find a plethora of pictures and videos of big, strong people doing the bent-over row and their wide backs, bulging biceps, and massive forearms are the proof in the pudding. The bent-over row …

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Is Running an Entry Level Exercise?

I first want to begin this blog post by stating that this contains mostly my opinion about running. I hope to back my opinion with my own personal experiences of dealing with runners and the issues they face. It is also my opinion that distance running sucks….I’d much rather be …

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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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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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