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Key Points:Recovery Begins When Lifting BeginsUse an easy digesting complete protein like EAA’sMuscle Protein Synthesis must Exceed Muscle Protein BreakdownTraining does not happen in a vacuum. What I mean is, many things impact our performance in the gym. Not only that, what we do in the gym can impact many things outside of the gym […]
1. Bands *For squat/bench/deadlift there should never be slack in the band, make sure there’s tension at the bottom and top of the movement.For the squat- If you have band pegs you can single loop the band from the back peg then go underneath the front peg to then go up in a straight line […]
What Are Thick Grip Implements? Barbells or Dumbbells with a handle diameter over two inches are usually considered a thick or fat grip. There are a ton of companies out there that sale thick bars or thick grips that you can place on bars. When using these implements you can perform your normal training routines, […]
Mechanical Advantage Extended sets were first introduced to me many years ago by my mentor Charles Poliquin. Extended Sets, much like drop sets, are a challenging, and extremely effective way to increase time under tension for a given set or body part. To understand this concept we first need to examine what mechanical advantage is. […]
This blog is directed towards athletes at the collegiate level and below. This is due to their lack of access to nutritionists/chef’s/therapists etc like the professional athletes have. Recovery is extremely important in sports because if an athlete doesn’t recover from the training/games/meets their likelihood of injury dramatically increases. A big rule I coach by is […]
As an adult, we all know the benefits of strength training, but when it comes to the youth we are hesitant to believe that the same benefits apply. Regardless of age, the appropriate time for anyone to start strength training is as soon as possible! First and foremost, strength training will not stunt your growth […]
Here are my top 5 ways to increase the vertical jump. There are other ways you can raise an athlete’s vertical jump, but in my opinion these will do it the fastest and the most efficiently.1. Box Squatting:-The reason I have this one first is because many athletes need to raise their maximal & sub maximal strength, and […]
One element in training that is overlooked is rest times between sets. Yes sets, reps, tempos,intensity, etc matters but rest will determine the overall training effect! Whatever your traininggoal is, the time under tension of the set and the rest interval has a correlating effect. This iscalled the work to rest ratio. Let’s take a […]
When exercising, your body relies primarily on glycogen (stored carbohydrates) to fuel exercise. However, there is an exception to this rule when glycogen reserves are depleted.The premise of fasted cardio or fasted conditioning is that depleting your glycogen storesby not eating for extended periods will cause the body to burn other energy sources, suchas fat. The […]
Programming Considerations for Overhead Athletes – PressingAs a coach it’s imperative to understand the training considerations that must be applied to a program when training overhead athletes (Quarterbacks/Pitchers). With the frequency of throwing that is done year-round, it can predispose the athletes to different form issues and injuries. These issues can include, shoulder impingement issues, […]