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September 2016
One week around the corner, the Clash for Cash on Beale Street is shaping up to be one of the biggest NBS Fitness events of the year. With the weather changing for the better, college football season getting more and more heated by the week, and all the other great attractions in Memphis during this...
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You Can’t always get what you want. If there is one thing that I have learned in the short amount of time that I’ve been in powerlifting, it is this. I have experienced it myself, and I have observed it from many other teammates and fellow lifters that I have been around. The sport of...
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I was lucky to see Wayne Static perform the entire Wisconsin Death Trip album a few weeks before he died. This song is from a different album but it’s still one of my favorites.  
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Why You Should Be Using Specialty Bars to Bench Press Last month’s ARTICLE we looked at specialty bars and why you should use them for your training, particularly squat training. This month we are going to look at specialty bars and implementing them for training the bench press. Before everyone gets freaked out: No, we...
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In the last article, Why High School Athletes Should Build Recovery Habits Now, we explored some of the reasons why high school athletes should be building a foundation of proper recovery habits with the goal of promoting longevity and injury prevention. Now that the why has been identified, it’s time to address the how. Injury prevention...
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My Journey with Nutrition I grew up a skinny kid. I was shorter than my classmates and I was, by far, the tiniest. I could eat anything I wanted and never gain an ounce. Being small was great when it came to distance running or filling the catcher position for my softball team. My friends...
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“I like everything but the price.” This is something I hear alllll the time about our basic gym membership.  It always amuses me, because the monthly fee is actually right at the average cost of a gym membership in America (http://www.cnbc.com/id/26663228) and considering our enrollment fee is a drop in the bucket, the annual cost of...
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A few friends and I were talking recently about the way our respect for great athletic performances can shade our opinion of the athlete in general.  While we all agreed that truly becoming great takes a lot of personality traits that are typically categorized as “good,” this really is only one dimension of the human condition....
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This fall marks my 7th year as either a competitor or provider in collegiate athletics. During these seven years, I’ve been fortunate to do my part in 4 different programs at the Division I level. These experiences have been as narrow as a football only focus to as broad as encompassing all varsity collegiate sports. Being in college athletics long enough, you...
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Whether you train at NBS or waste your time at a commercial gym (oops! Did I write that out loud?), there are 3 unwritten gym rules that you need to be aware of. 1. There is a place for everything and everything in its place I’ve had some of the strongest lifters in the world...
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Here it is, the Thursday after the weekend of our competition, and I’m finally starting to feel normal again. Well, except for my aching biceps from the “bro” session that me and my training partners did yesterday. It was nothing but shoulders, triceps, and biceps. Anyways, Saturday ended up actually being a pretty good meet...
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The most common of all chiropractic stigmas is “Once you start, you have to keep going forever.” Just as with any stigma, there are two sides to this story. I will address some of the truths this stigma is based on, but will focus more on the misconceptions of chiropractic treatment, its goals, today’s societal outlook on health...
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Last weekend, we hosted the RPS Memphis Classic Powerlifting meet.  For the past year or so, social media would have you believe that powerlifting is a toxic pool of politics, favoritism, and rule bastardization.  For that very reason, I have not been terribly inclined to compete or really be involved with powerlifting outside of caring...
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When a meet is approaching there are three questions that you will always be asked.  The first question is are you ready for the meet?  The second question is how did your training go this cycle?  The final question is what is your goal for the meet?  I’m sure that there are more questions that...
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Mid-South Spine and Sports Performance is invested in the continual process of providing the best in sports performance care for our athletes and patients. One of these products have been our recent addition of Foot Levelers functional orthotics. These orthotics are providing a much needed support system for an often neglected are in many athletes,...
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I started CrossFit in December of 2008 and began coaching in June of 2009. Prior to CF, I had been active with roller derby and running. I  worked out at ATC for awhile and even did a short stint with P90X. When I started CrossFit I had not even heard of it and I certainly...
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Even when you own a gym, getting your training in can be difficult. Lately it’s been extra difficult because I have had a whole lot going on, both at the gym and at home.  To give a run down, over the last 5 weeks or so I have had something every weekend including: Taking my...
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Few guys can shred like Alexi, that’s why I chose the live version. These dudes put on a killer show  
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You may have heard it before if you have ever had a trainer, or if you were ever and athlete on a team with a coach. You show up to train, and they look at you and say, “Go warm up!” You probably look back with this blank stare and think why? Why do I...
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Looking for a quality model to work off of in the development of an athlete? Look no further. Check out this video on the athletic development pyramid
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Many of you know me from NBS as a powerlifter, some may even know me as a strength coach / personal trainer. Either way is fine by me, what I hope people know most is that I have a passion to help. I say this all the time but never get sick of saying it, “I...
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In the past years, I have been able to really dive into the gut of fitness industry.  Between hosting powerlifting meets and strongman events at NBS, continuing to compete in physique shows, and doing media coverage of national/pro level physique shows, I have been privvy to the backstage antic of many competitors.  One thing that...
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“I love NBS for the encouraging, friendly atmosphere from both staff and fellow members,” says Kim Rodgers Harrison, our latest Member of the Month. She is a registered nurse at Methodist Germantown and joined NBS in February. “NBS sets the bar high for its staff knowledge at teaching you proper form and technique, from power lifts to...
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In today’s age of trigger warnings, social pressures, and fragile self esteem, people struggling to incorporate fitness into their lives have turned to a commonly used self preservation tactic known as playing the fitness victim. It is characterized by a complete lack of responsibility with a good dosing of helplessness to taste. If you or someone...
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Since I haven’t shared any of my training lately, I figured I would give an update on how our peaking is going this close to the meet. This Friday and Saturday are our last heavy lower and upper days before deloading. I hit some new numbers at the compound two weekends ago, and  I hit...
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Dumbbell side raises can be a solid exercise for shoulder development when done correctly. When done incorrectly, they can be ineffective and potentially dangerous. Check this video on some of the common mistake people make when doing dumbbell side raises.
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This one goes out to my morning client Yoshimi. She’s a huge kiss fan and I can’t blame her. Get up and move your feet to Detroit Rock City
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Famous Beards While I have maintained the fact that beards are incredible and do so much for you, there yet remains a large contingency of people that don’t believe a beard will enable you to do more with your short time here on this earth.  In order to demonstrate just how much a beard can...
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