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Build The Pillars of Strength and Aerobic Capacity

In our pursuits of athletic and physical improvements, we must ensure that we have the proper foundation to continue to build upon. There are two physical capacities that we must enlarge before we can add more on top of them: strength and aerobic capacity. What is capacity? Capacity is used to reference ability in a...
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The “Do NOT’s” While Training For a Powerlifting Competition

Things I Have Learned NOT to do While Training For a Powerlifting Competition People do dumb stuff right before a competition. These things range from not following the training program to trying to lose 10+ pounds to compete in a lower weight class 10 days before the competition. I have seen some goofy stuff in...
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Don’t Get Caught Up in Your Own Crap

I experienced something recently in my life that has made me change the way I look at myself. I came to the realization of how easy it is to get caught up in our own crap. What do I mean by that? Let me tell you a little bit about myself. Most of the time...
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Develop a Better Push Press

SET UP Stand with heels underneath your hips, legs locked out Hands outside the shoulder with a full grip, elbows slightly in front of the bar Begin with the bar racked on the front on the shoulders, belly tight POINTS OF PERFORMANCE With a tight and rigid body, break at the hips and knees dipping...
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Attention: Endurance athletes. Yup, you. The runner, the cycler, the biker, the elliptigo-er, the rower…alla you. You really should lift weights. No, seriously. You need to lift weights. Trust me, I know that’s a little hard to take seriously. I have had a similar message to all my powerlifting/strongman/weightlifting friends as well. There are benefits...
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RPR and Movement

Earlier this month I had the the opportunity of taking the Level 1 RPR (Reflexive Performance Reset) course. Long story short, it was more insightful then I ever imagined. As many of my clients and colleagues know I am a firm believer in proper movement mechanics, strength, stability and mobility. All of these play an...
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Block Periodization For CrossFit: General Adaptation Syndrome

When CrossFit first gained public attention, there was a lot of criticism of the “WOD” training structure from sports scientists and strength coaches. While traditional training utilized a long term periodization model for programming, CrossFit utilized a daily form of programming. Periodization is simply the organization of training. At CrossFit NBS we utilize a long...
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Things Learned at a meet as a Coach

Things Learned at a meet as a Coach In powerlifting, you should learn something every training cycle, especially from the competition. You cross-reference your failures with your training program to find the “top takeaways” that inform the areas of focus for the next training cycle. Identify the weak points, hammer them in the next program....
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An apple a day…

I am taking a foods class at the University of Memphis, and we went over apples in one of our class periods. I thought there were a few interesting takeaways in the lecture. We went over the 3 types of apples: Cooking, eating, and combination. The main difference between the apples is the sugar/fiber content....
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