Joe Lopez

Joe Lopez

Joe Lopez is the New Jersey State Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was previously a member of the New Jersey State advisory board committee. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Inception Sports Performance in Madison, New Jersey, where he works with many athletes, specializing in baseball, track, hockey and endurance athletes.

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12-Week 5K Training Program

5K runs are becoming increasingly popular around the country, whether for charity or competition. Some might be apprehensive about embarking on thei...

Gain 4 Pounds of Muscle in 10 Days

Young athletes often tell me they want to gain as much muscle as they can as quickly as possible. While this is an understandable goal—people equa...

Get Serious About Your Swing With Core Exercises for Golf

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3-Step Approach Guaranteed To Build and Protect Shoulder Muscles

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Training With the Nike+ Running Watch

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Be the Fittest Player on the Tennis Court

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Complete Off-Season Workout Schedule

Your off-season workout should help you recover from a long season and boost your performance for the next season. However, if you don't have a plan...

Warm Up Like the Pros

If you're still performing slow, controlled stretches to warm up before practice, you could actually be increasing your chances for an injury. Sta...

To Build Club Speed, Train Like A Golfer, Not a Bodybuilder

Unlike other popular sports, golf doesn't rely on singular muscle movements in a vertical or horizontal plane. As a golfer, you need to reflect th...