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I have been in a cranky mood lately. Yes, it’s been cold and snowy outside, and football season is over. Yet the thing that’s been bothering me the most is that I noticed that I have been bending my arms early when I snatch, and its driving me nuts – and killing my power and
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Disney Marathon Recap

I want everyone to picture a giant green tank. This tank makes a lot of noise when it moves -the ground shakes as it plods on its way. There is nothing finesse or delicate about the way it operates. Now, replace the tank with me, and you now have a good approximation of what I felt
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New New Year’s Resolutions

Despite what the recent wave of unseasonably warm weather would have you believe, winter is coming. And with the new year right around the corner, so are the ads for gym memberships promising low, low rates, and so is the inevitable promises on January 1 to do better than last year. Maybe you want to lose 10
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I love watching really good weightlifters in action. I am in awe of the power, speed and effortlessness that they possess. Contrast that with what most people look like when performing the same exercises in a gym or a box setting – it’s not too pretty. Choppy movement, lack of fluidity and lower backs that
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Back in 2002, my high school built an entirely new “fitness center” – complete with shiny new barbells, racks and machines. It was great timing – I had just started my first off season with the football program, and I fell in love with the weight room. I loved learning new exercises, and I loved
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Trap Bar Deadlift – Do This Exercise

As anyone who has ever watched me lift would notice, I am built to deadlift. I have pretty long arms, and a proportionally shorter torso. So of course I love to deadlift- who doesn’t love things they are good at? However, deadlifts can be stressful on your spine, even with perfect technique. That’s why I recommend incorporating variations
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Lifter Meets Running – Part 1

As I mentioned in this post a few months ago, I am running a marathon in January as a part of a fundraising effort for childhood cancer, which is what little Summer (seen wearing her running gear below) has been battling courageously. Our team captain, Gina (Summer’ mom) wanted to set our sights high – she set a
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Unbreakable Hamstrings – Part 2

My last article was geared towards people with access to a glute ham devloper – which is admittedly not a lot of people. Before the Crossfit boom of the 2010’s, I had only actually seen a glute ham raise machine in one place in my entire life – my VERY well equipped division III college weight room.
I hope everyone is enjoying Fall. Cooler temperatures, some good football, and yes, pumpkin everything. Fall is the best time of the year, if I am being honest. This weekend looks to be a potential rainout, so everyone keep dry, stay safe, and watch the Jets beat the Dolphins at 9:30am from London! And no,
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