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Author: Jesse Hawkins

Don’t Skip Weight Day

Walk into a “Bro Gym” and one of the first things you might notice is a group of guys who seem to get lazy on their designated leg day. That’s the joke, anyway. T-shirts and bumper stickers have even been designed to read: “Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.” The same could be said… Continue Reading

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Why You Don’t Need Olympic Lifts to Develop Power 

Why You Don’t Need Olympic Lifts to Develop Power  by Coach Matthew Welker Let me start by saying I am not against Olympic lifts. I think they have great training benefits when it comes to power development. And for those who can perform them properly stick with it. Now my problem with Olympic lifting comes… Continue Reading

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Breaking Through the Wall

Breaking Through the Wall  by Coach Cory O’Connor Know when you go all out but hit a wall during a workout? You think “I’m not going to be able to finish this” but then you keep pressing. You find a way to finish strong and feel like you’ve accomplish something great. A couple minutes after the workout… Continue Reading

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Playing the Long Con

“Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.” With summer officially here and the mad scramble for that elusive beach body well under way, it’s important to remember that success is built over the long term. This mantra applies to pretty much all aspects of fitness. Just like a 10 day juice cleanse isn’t going to really help… Continue Reading

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Not All Athletes Train the Same

Not All Athletes Train The Same by Coach Chad Letterle In my career as a trainer/coach I have trained athletes of all ages, all levels and most sports. In spite of the obvious differences one thing remains the same…motivation. In my experience, I have found that taking the time to find out what motivates your athlete will… Continue Reading

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Yoga: Fluff or Substance?

Yoga: Fluff or Substance? by Coach Jessica Schauls Yoga. Your first thought is probably a nice and easy stretching routine with lots of incense, feel good feelings, and designer workout apparel with “let it be” plastered all over the front of it. And yoga can be that if you want. Yoga can also be anything… Continue Reading

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Identifying Common Wrestling Injuries and Training Ideas to Reduce Those Risks

Identifying Common Wrestling Injuries and Training Ideas to Reduce Those Risks by Coach Alex Nigro Wrestling is known as one of the oldest sports in human history. Why has it stood the test of time? Because there is nothing more instinctive than 2 opponents trying to best the other. While the sport has come a… Continue Reading

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Know Your Why

Know the Why  by Coach Aaron Patterson How many times have you been asked, “What’s your ‘Why?’” It’s a question tossed around in gyms and by motivational speakers, and it is a great one. Why are you at the gym? What motivates you to keep going even when you don’t feel the greatest or feel… Continue Reading

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Bob Ross Your Goals

Bob Ross your goals……happy little goals. I was watching Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting, because I choose to be happy and COPS wasn’t on. As I’m watching the episode, Bob goes straight sorcerer and turns what I assumed was going to be a grassy meadow with happy bunnies living in there into a pond… Continue Reading

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Mutant Bunnies and How They Affect Your Fitness

Compete with yourself and get better results. Pushing yourself to be better at the gym is hard to do. You need to focus on being the best you can be…but you want to know what makes it near impossible to be successful? I see it every day in the PIT, over and over…

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