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10 Common Training Mistakes Athletes Make

A simple list of the most common mistakes athletes make, and how you can avoid them.

19 / 09 / 2017 1R
Isometric Training Exercises

Interested in workouts and exercises that will make you more powerful and much more explosive? Try these techniques. Any athlete knows how important explosiveness and strength are. That’s why most athletes use a combination of strength training and plyometrics to build muscle and push their performance to the next level. What many athletes fail to acknowledge though is the importance of being both extremely balanced, and explosive. How do you train for both at the same time? By integrating isometric training exercises into your program. Isometric (ISO) Explode training is the most adv...

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What's the Glycemic Index?

Find out the not-so-simple truth behind high-GI foods and what role they play in your diet.

19 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Benefits of Lean Protein

More amino acids, less fat. Find out why leaner cuts of meat, and the protein they deliver, are a mainstay in any healthy diet.

18 / 09 / 2017 1R

Avoiding the Freshman 15

Adjusting your diet to avoid the infamous Freshman 15, Sophomore Surplus, and Junior Jiggle.

17 / 09 / 2017 1R

The "Basics" Workout

Looking better, feeling better, and increasing your athletic performance begins with this old school workout.

17 / 09 / 2017 1Result

Energy System Training

Improve your cardio capacity, burn fat, and become a better athlete with these off-season training techniques.

16 / 09 / 2017 1R
The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 4

Putting the program together to improve your vertical jump. Ok guys and gals. I know you’re not really looking for more of my witty greatness after Vol 1, Vol 2, and Vol 3 of this series, but you just might have it coming to you. Before you get rolling with this vertical jump program, let me give you a few must do’s here: You must warm up… No seriously, really warm up. If you’re not in a decent lather (read: sweating), you’re not ready. You must work on strength and conditioning throughout phases 1 and 2 in order to build the base. You must perform every vertical ju...

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The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 3

Push your vertical jump through the roof by incorporating these weighted jumping exercises. Before going forward, I want to make something completely clear. Do not skip Phases 1 and Phase 2 of this series, for if you do, I guarantee two things will happen: minimal results and injury. Now, if you’ve followed the first two phases closely, you’ve undoubtedly built a solid base for the two jumping exercises and “heavy lifting” we’re about to do in Phase 3. Make no mistake about it, this is the meat and potatoes, folks. The two jumping exercises below have been taken from the late Dr. Yuri ...

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Do Metal and Plastic Containers Cause Cancer?

Can plastic really give you cancer or dementia? What you need to know about food contaminants and how to avoid them.

13 / 09 / 2017 1R

The Pull-up Program

If you really want to increase your strength, why not start with the best upper body exercise, the pull-up?

13 / 09 / 2017 1R
Preventing Female ACL Injuries with Exercise

With an understanding of what the ACL does and how it’s torn, let’s now discuss how to reduce the risk of injury. Learn How to Land! Whether you cut, land from a jump, or change direction, you must teach your body to carry out the action correctly. But just because an action is performed adequately doesn’t necessarily mean it’s performed efficiently and safely. If you remember from the first article on the ACL, I mentioned that females have a tendency to rely more on their quads in response to forward motion of the tibia, which can increase the risk of trauma at the ACL. So how do guys...

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The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 2

The second part of this vertical jump series, we focus on weighted plyometric exercises to prep you for primetime. Having laid the foundation in the first vertical jump article of this series, it’s now time we move to Phase 2. To do so, we’re going to add a few simple, but VERY productive jumping exercises, to ramp up your vertical leap. We’re also going to add resistance slowly but surely, and start jacking up the intensity to get you ready for Phase 3. Remember that the simple key to making this method effective is maximum effort, all of the time. If you’re bullshitting the move, you...

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Back To School Training Tips

Summer’s over, and class is back in session. Interested in making real progress this fall?

12 / 09 / 2017 1R
The Vertical Jump Program - Vol. 1

A vertical jump program that works for Division 1 athletes will probably work for you... especially if you want to learn how to dunk. In my field, many will tell you there’s no greater display of power than the vertical jump, and they’re right. The ability to defy gravity pulling you back to earth is truly one of the greatest displays of power. And, let’s be honest, having some legit rise while posterizing anyone on the blacktop is just flat out cool. Joking aside, bounce is something my guys take very seriously, and our jump program is just as serious. Below I’m going to reveal our ...

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The Dangers of Diet Pills and Fat Burners

A closer look at fat burners, appetite suppressants, and carb blockers.

12 / 09 / 2017 1R
Does Red Meat Cause Heart Disease?

Is too much red meat actually bad for you and your healthy diet? Chicken is your go-to. Fish can be too – i.e. when the lady friend is cooking salmon. Beef… not so sure? No matter how busy you’ve been planking or Tebowing, you still probably got the memo about red meat and its dicey rep. There was, of course, the 90’s mad cow epidemic that made beef the bad guy. Not to mention red meat’s more recent association with increased risk of a whole slew of health issues, particularly heart disease and cancer. Yeah, I know, you’re not so concerned with that stuff when you’re just trying to look g...

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Exercise Selection 101 - Lower Body Workouts

Discover the “method to the madness” and get the most out of your training sessions

10 / 09 / 2017 1R

A Low Carb Diet For Athletes

Staying energized, performing at your best, and cutting weight with a low carbohydrate diet.

09 / 09 / 2017 1R

Healthy and Unhealthy Fruit Smoothies

Are smoothes, like those from McDonald's, Jamba Juice, and Smoothie King, actually healthy?

09 / 09 / 2017 1R