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Why Chasing Six-Pack Abs Shouldn't Be a High Priority for Athletes

Do you want to look good or perform good? Some of the world's top athletes have six-pack abs. Some of them don't. Despite what the common perceptio...

4 Reasons Why Athletes Need Strong Adductors

Hip abduction exercises, which train the glutes and outer hips, get all the glory. Just look up "Fitness" under the Explore tab on Instagram and yo...

How GPP Can Make You a Better Soccer Player

GPP is a commonly used acronym in the powerlifting/strength and conditioning community, and one you may have seen on certain articles or training manu...

Get More From Your Planks by Focusing on Breathing Instead of the Stopwatch

The Plank has stood the test of time. Through all the cool-looking exercises and advanced training methods out there, the simple Plank still often ...

5 Core Exercises Young Athletes Should Be Using Instead of Sit-Ups

This much I know—core exercises for youth athletes are butchered all the time. Whether this is because trainers are not teaching them well enough...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

Why Full-Body Movements Are Your Key to Getting in Better Shape Fast

Finding time to train can be a challenge. During the school year, academics, sports practices, games and family commitments can sometimes superse...

Why Should Athletes Perform Planks?

Planks are one of the most popular exercises in the world. They're also some of the simplest exercises you'll ever see. True to their name, basic P...

Why Your Ab Workout Isn't Actually Strengthening Your Core

"Hey Coach, can you give me a good ab workout?" It's a question I get all the time. My response is usually something along the lines of "Are you at...

Why Soccer Players Need Rotational Power (and How to Build it)

If you want to be the best soccer player possible, you need rotational power. While I am all for Squats, Lunge variations, Pull-ups, Push-ups and D...

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