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December 25, 2017

For me, the Plank is both the easiest and hardest thing to do. It is easy to do because you don't need any equipment, and the hardest because it destroys your abs, and strengthens your entire body - it makes the core pop, strengthens your lower back and builds up your...

September 5, 2017

No matter the sports...running, biking, or rowing, efficiency in movement will undoubtedly bring better performance. So why don't we practice the movement patterns better? Well, everyone gets caught up in the skills or game aspect. From when we were kids, we played a l...

June 18, 2017

Circuit training involves workouts in which you do multiple different strength-training exercises in a row, with a minimal rest in between. These exercises help activate and build muscles, and quickly transitioning from one to the next keeps your heart rate high. In ad...

April 7, 2017

This is a great video on teaching a proper squat. Very simple and easy. This is a must for young athletes, so that they truly learn the proper technique.

Better to do lighter weight with more repetitions in the beginning, so that you get the technique perfect before goi...

March 23, 2017

The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish...

February 10, 2017

As a part-time strength and conditioning coach for a high school in San Francisco, I see a lot of teen athletes, who play lots of games yet do very little to keep their bodies/knees ready for them. This can be a recipe for disaster. 

Girls are 8x more likely to suffer f...

January 2, 2017

I like this guy, Darious Foroux and some of his blogs. This one resonates well for the new year!

I used to be a chubby kid. Most people thought that was cute. But it got out of hand when was in my early teens.

At age 15 I weighed 230 pounds (105 kg). I was fat. Three yea...

November 4, 2016

"Ass is king."

The squat has always been referred to as a core excercise movement to get a nice strong butt and legs, but it really is more than that. In the squat there are numerous muscles of the body working in unison to provide the stability and mobility needed for...

September 15, 2016

Strength and conditioning program may help prevent some non-contact ACL injuries

Since the passage of Title IX in 1972, girls' participation in high school sports has increased dramatically, by one estimate by more than 900%. The spectacular performance of the U.S. wome...

September 8, 2016

Why We Like Plyometrics

The benefits of plyometrics exercises are numerous. Certainly everyone (and I mean everyone) can benefit from doing some variety of plyometric training. I like my athletes to incorporate these kinds of exercises because it is beneficial to those...

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