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You Can Spend an Entire Offseason 'Working Hard' and Not Get Any Better

You put in work this offseason. You went to the weight room 4-5 times a week. You finished off every day running 3 miles. You fell in love with the "g...

How 'Bull Work' Builds Stronger, Tougher Athletes

At Ultimate Advantage Training Center, we do lots of training that many would call "outside the box." This is because we feel there are many things th...

13 Female Celebrities With Amazing Weight Room Strength

Saying women have no business strength training is like saying the Earth is flat. It wasn't true a long time ago, and it certainly isn't true toda...

Heavier Isn't Always Better: How the Force-Velocity Curve Impacts Your Training

As coaches, we see the same old story play out in our trainees—the guy who always puts too much weight on the sled, the woman who grabs the heaviest...

4 Awesome Single-Leg Exercises You've Probably Never Tried

Single-leg training has been a hot topic for some time now. Many agree it is a staple to lasting strength and lower-body development and also places m...

What Happens When You Stop Training In-Season

You train during the offseason, you play during the season. After having worked with hundreds of athletes across a wide spectrum of sports, this seems...

Why I Stopped Back Squatting My Athletes

This article is for team sport athletes, not powerlifters. I don't believe the Barbell Back Squat is the best way to train team sport athletes. I k...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

What Real Athletes Will Be Doing This Summer

If you're a high school athlete, summer represents one of your best opportunities to get strong.  The reality is that most athletes of this age do...

Why the Split Snatch Is My Favorite Lift for Athletes

The Clean (both the squat and power versions) has become the premier lift for those wishing to test or demonstrate power and explosiveness in the weig...

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