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Why Smaller Basketballs and Lower Hoops Are Crucial for Young Players

A kid picks up a sport. Their parents rush to put them on a plan that will culminate with a coveted full-ride scholarship offer by age 18. Sudde...

Why Every Baseball Player, Regardless of Age, Should Care About Their Launch Angle and Exit Velocity

Launch angle. It's a term that was barely uttered five years ago, yet it's quickly become one every modern baseball player needs to know. Launch...

10 Pieces of Equipment Everyone Needs to Work Out at Home

With the new year upon us, some of you may be thinking about your new workout routine and how to stay as consistent as possible to hit all your fitnes...

How to Work Out in a Gym Full of Newbies Armed With New Year's Resolutions

Working out in a gym after New Year's can be incredibly frustrating. It's overcrowded with people who typically have no idea what they're doing. The...

Fall 2017 Training Gear and Apparel Round-Up

Fall is rapidly approaching. That means you're back in school (or are about to be), playing a sport and hitting the weights with your team. So there's...

Increase Your Power With This Med Ball Workout

Perfect Remedy for Stale Workouts and Crowded Gyms: Portable, Versatile, Creative Medicine Ball Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Scenario A: With...

The Beginner's Guide to Strength Training

Walking into a gym for the first time can be quite intimidating. Strong lifters will be moving massive amounts of weight while you might have a hard t...

Why You Should Always Put Safety Collars on the Bar

Lifting collars or clips are designed to keep plates securely on a barbell. Using collars is a basic weight room safety requirement, but raise your ha...

The Pros and Cons of 8 Common Pieces of Lifting Gear

Lifting equipment is hit or miss. Some gear can help you lift more weight or protect your body from the stress of heavy loads. Other gear can ruin you...

Introduction to Training With Logs

The Pet Log Training Series features an inexpensive (technically free) piece of nature to train with and just happens to be my favorite: A Log! Why the...

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