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January 2017
The golf season is just around the corner. Weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. It’s important that you start preparing your body for the long season ahead. How should you do that? There are 3 things you can do to make sure you are going to be prepared for those long...
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The exercise of the month for February is the deadlift. Deadlifting is an important element to any strength-training program whether you’re just starting out or following an advanced program. It’s a great full body exercise because it engages both the upper and lower body. In fact, it also shocks your nervous system and improves total...
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There is no better time to live in than right now in 2017, right now in America. I’m not saying this because of some political, personal, or random bias. I’m simply saying this because never before have we been able to do the vast amount of incredible things we are able to do today in...
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Don’t get me wrong: I have the most fun life there is.  Everyday I get to wake up, train, and hang out with people who are extraordinarily committed to their goals.  Along the way, I have the opportunity to make their efforts a bit easier.  That can mean a lot of things: some days I...
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Okay, more like embrace your inner metal head, more specifically embrace you inner Machine Head! Here’s my past weeks training log and what we’ve been doing on our heavy and medium days of training with the sweet sweet sound of Machine Head’s Beneath the Silt to serenade you while watching. Don’t be scared, embrace your...
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In my last article, I discussed the two different types of posture, S-Posture and C-Posture, and how important posture is to the game of golf. Recapping, posture is crucial in every shot you are attempting to hit. However, what part of the body plays the leading role in keeping our posture on point during the...
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Typically on my commute in the mornings to work, I listen to some sort of publication, podcast, or lecture on either business, sports, or politics. Specifically a few podcasts and publications are particularly applicable to either training, business, or both. I also like branching out a bit from the medical/chiropractic side of  healthcare a bit as well, as...
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After a three week wave of Dynamic Effort (DE) lifting this week was called “DE” but it was to set a 5RM. I was prescribed to use wraps and I do fairly well when I am allowed to incorporate them into my training. I have never taken this weight for 5 before (the most was...
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  Its been a while since I have updated my blog. In October, I got a little sick.  This led me to take a little break from strongman/power-lifting out of necessity.  It also led to a drastic change in training schedule for the pure sake of having reasonable energy levels when I needed them most...
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Just because something is hard doesn’t mean that it is good There is something instinctual in humans that makes them transfixed by something new and different. If ever there was a place where this was true it would be in the world of fitness. People are constantly looking for the next “secret”. Secret supplement, secret...
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I’ve been slacking on some of my website stuff lately, and now I’m back with a vengeance! I’m going to try to keep up with my training log and keep all of you posted with weekly updated videos. I’m going to try my hand with some videoing skills to keep things interesting, while slapping on...
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One of the questions I’m asked on a regular basis from someone new to CrossFit, or someone considering CrossFit is, “how many times per week should I come?”. If you are new to CrossFit and your body is trying to adapt to the new movements you are learning, then 2-3 times per week is good...
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The first ever CrossFit Games was held in 2007 in Southern California at what is knows as, “The Ranch”. Anyone could sign up to compete. This was the workout for the 2-day competition. Saturday Event 1 For time: 1000 meter Row then, 5 rounds: 25 Pull-ups 7 Push jerks (135 / 95 lbs) Event 2...
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Did I catch your attention with my gripping title? I hope they’re a few of you that get a moment to read this tid bit of valuable information that can help you to create more stability by understanding the 3 muscular contractions, and what each of them do. One of our biggest goals we want...
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Are you willing to listen to the stuff you don’t want to hear but need to? My nutrition coach, Shelby Starnes, made a post a while back that I really liked. In it he said that when choosing someone to work with you need to decide whether you want a friend or whether you want...
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We are deadlifting! here is a day in review of all the deadlifting that was going on!   My portion can be sen here on my EliteFTS blog   My client Mike using chain’s (his video portion was taken over a 2 week phase as he pulled sumo and conventional). The NBS powerlifting team is getting after...
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This vlog is due to my increase in reading. As I was making my way through this business book my mind went to training and correlated the two. This is what my random thought’s and rambling lead to!  
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Mental Toughness: Make the right choice I’ve been recently watching a TV show called “The Selection” in which 30 civilians try to make it through a grueling mock special forces selection process put on by ex special forces operators. One of the instructors said something that really stuck with me: There is no such thing as...
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I have been training for 17 years, I have been in the fitness industry for 10 years, and I have owned a gym for 5 years. Along that time frame I have helped over a thousand people in training, nutrition, and life. I have watched people succeed, fail, struggle, bounce back, do awesome, do terrible,...
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This video came by request from my blog on EliteFTS. This is in addition to my elite article which can be found here: External Rotation Cues added: – Knees out is misinterpreted by many lifters – Glute activation must be initiated and sustained to keep external rotation throughout the lift, going down AND coming back...
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With health care being one of the most important topics of the 2016, people are clearly concerned with where health care is going and how it affects them. Ironically, however, one of the most common trends I have notices in 2016 is that few individuals actually know what their health care coverage is. The most...
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The age excuse is a topic that I encounter on a regular basis in my personal and professional life. “I am to old for ‘X’ activity.” “Getting old sucks.” “Back when I was younger…” People talk about age like its an unescapable, constricting prison. It’s as if age simply deteriorates you and keeps you from being active,...
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How to Use Bands and Chains for Accommodative Resistance The concept of accommodative resistance can be explained as “the increase of resistance while lifting through a range of motion” (Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing. (2012)). This can be accomplished by using bands or chains to increase tension/weight at the lockout of a...
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of