Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Top 10 Myths of Sprinting Mechanics” My friend and mentor, Mike Young, dispels the ten most common myths related to coaching/teaching sprint mechanics. If you coach athletes, this is a must-read article.

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“The scientific process: Disprove it!” This article by Ross Tucker discusses the importance of challenging what we believe to be true. It is a common mistake to formulate a belief or hypothesis based upon our limited understanding without subsequently challenging … Continue reading

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“Baseball Strength and Conditioning: In-Season Insights” With baseball season just around the corner, Eric Cressey shares his thoughts on in-season strength and conditioning for baseball players from high school through the pro ranks.

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“Melatonin” Get in-depth information from the team at regarding this supplement associated with sleep.

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“Addicted to Fatigue” This article by coach Jim Kielbaso points out that inducing mind-numbing, body-draining fatigue should not be the be-all, end-all goal of every session in a training program. ย Hard training is good. Mindless hard training performed day in … Continue reading

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The Passing of Another Olympic Games

I always find the end of the Olympic Games to be a little sad. For a little while we are reminded of what a human being can achieve from an athletic (and perhaps an artistic) perspective. The performance envelope is … Continue reading

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“Snoopy steps on the scale.”

This humorous look at the “Battle of the Scale” is from the folks at ๐Ÿ™‚

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“Training for Obstacle Course Races” This article by Pete McCall discusses how personal trainers and other fitness professionals can benefit from the recent boom in adventure obstacle course races. Pete discusses how fitness professionals can prepare their clients for participation … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Wisdom

“Spread your good feelings around.” — fortune cookie ๐Ÿ™‚

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“EMPOWER How To: Body Weight Squat”

Eric and Rob, trainers at EMPOWER Raleigh, take you through proper body weight squat technique, along with progressions and regressions.

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