Box Jumps for Conditioning: Is It Worth it?

Box jumps are a phenomenal tool for building explosive power and strength. As part of regimented plyometric training, they can help an athlete become faster, stronger and more powerful, ultimately enhancing performance where it matters. For the general population,...

Improve Your Balance and Performance: The Tripod Foot

When analyzing squat mechanics, a quick glance at one’s feet will tell me most of what I need to know. If the feet are pronated, supinated, or the toes are coming off the ground, I can typically expect to see a cascade of poopy events further up the kinetic chain....

RDL vs. SLDL: What’s the Difference?

The Romanian Deadlift and Stiff (or Straight) Legged Deadlift are two movements that look nearly identical, yet each has its own set of benefits and disadvantages. In this article, I’ll discuss the main differences between the two exercises, how I coach the lifts, and...

Stop Doing Push-ups From Your Knees

I’m not one to write off exercises unless there’s good reason to do so. “What’s wrong with knee push-ups?”, you may be asking. Well, there’s nothing inherently wrong with them. For the most part, people who choose to do them can still get an adequate upper body...

Unconventional Glute Training

Functional training has gotten a bad rap within the last few years. To many, it paints a picture of inventive trainers utilizing a wide range of unorthodox training toys, such as Bosu balls or other instability devices, while their client performs a bunch of...
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