Monthly Archives: October 2014

“Rethinking Percentage Based Training” This article by Tony Gentilcore takes a balanced look at the pros and cons of using percentages of a 1-rep max (1RM) as a basis for programming your training or that of your athletes/clients. As I … Continue reading

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“The Halloween Survival Guide: Five Practical Tips to Survive the Candy Night of Terror” The National Academy of Sports Medicine provides some tips to help you avoid a guilt-ridden candy binge on Halloween (as well as the days leading up … Continue reading

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“10 Awful Nutrition Myths Perpetuated by the Media” The team at Examine.com clears the air regarding ten nutrition fallacies commonly touted as indisputable facts. Check out this article for the truth regarding such hot-button nutrition topics as high fructose corn … Continue reading

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“Do Sit-Ups Ruin Your Posture?” Fitness professional Bret Contreras examines the practice of incorporating exercises that flex the spine such as crunches and sit-ups. This topic is one of the more hotly debated topics in fitness and sports performance training … Continue reading

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“Should Your Workout Kick Your Ass?” Fitness professional Sean Hyson makes the case that your fat-loss workout regimen should not be a series of miserable experiences. He goes on to provide some practical tips on eating and training to meet … Continue reading

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“Saturday Night Live SNL Digital Short: United Way” Congratulations to Peyton Manning on overtaking and surpassing Brett Favre’s record of 509 career touchdowns last Sunday evening. He currently has 510 touchdowns following his four touchdown game against the San Francisco … Continue reading

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“Squat Like an Adult, Not Like a Baby!” Coach Nick Tumminello refutes the idea that an adult should squat like a baby while also providing some guidance on how you can find the squatting style that works best for you.

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“Truth About Energy Systems FREE Video” Strength and conditioning coach Joel Jamieson shares the video and slides from his presentation at the 2011 Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar. Joel trains mixed martial arts (MMA) combat sport athletes. He attributes his … Continue reading

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“What is Conditioning?” Coach Joel Jamieson explains conditioning and the concept of maximal sustainable power or MSP. When a person works at an intensity above his or her MSP, that person is, in a manner of speaking, overextended in terms … Continue reading

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“(Over) Analyzing & (Over) Coaching” Matt Foreman makes a sound argument for not letting a desire to achieve technical perfection get in the way of learning, performing or teaching the weightlifting lifts. The coaches that I have found to be … Continue reading

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