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Nordic Hamstring Curls: Why Everyone Should Try This Ultra-Challenging Exercise

The hamstrings are some of those muscles that people always seem to have problems with. They're weak. They're tight. They're one of the most common...

3 Common Exercises I No Longer Program for Athletes

As a coach, I think it is important to look back at your older work—programs, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. This is a great way to check in on yo...

Training a Team in the Weight Room? 5 Simple Hacks You Should Be Using

You can find several similarities between training the average person and training the competitive athlete. Since I'm a coach with experience in both ...

The One Exercise Football Players Can't Afford to Skip This Summer

With the start of football season fast approaching, you've likely already been hitting the weight room. Your Squat's gone up, your Bench Press has got...

A Strength Coach's Job is Bigger Than One-Rep Maxes

Strength and conditioning coaches are often the ones who are screaming about "the process" and how important it is to stay the course. When it come...

Megan Rapinoe Overcame Three Torn ACLs To Become the Star of Women's Soccer

Megan Rapinoe is the reigning queen of soccer. The 34-year-old forward just led the U.S. Women's National Team to its second consecutive World Cup ...

6 Common Training Mistakes Tearing Up Your Rotator Cuff

Rotator cuff training is boring. It's like the broccoli of lifting weights; you know you should eat some, but you'd rather just skip to dessert (which...

Why Upper-Body Eccentrics Are an Awesome Way to Build Muscle and Protect Against Injury

Eccentric exercise training is a great tool to develop foundational strength and tendon stiffness in athletes. Eccentric movement, in its simplest ...

Their Players Missed 156 Games Due to Injury in One Season. Now They're One of The Healthiest Teams in America

2016 was the wildest year in St. Xavier football history. The all-boys private school located outside Cincinnati has long had a strong program,...

Your Favorite Hip Flexor Stretch Is Actually Making You Tighter

On an almost weekly basis, I'll begin working with a new client or athlete who waxes poetic on how "tight" his or her hip flexors are. They'll ...

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