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The Achilles — Preventing Non-Contact Injuries

Achilles’ Heel…Or Rather, His Tendon? The injury you’ve probably heard of — rupturing the Achilles tendon. It’s an injury that plagues professional sports in all facets; no one is immune. Just last year, following the New Orleans Saint’s acquisition of former Dallas Cowboy star, Dez Bryant, the wide receiver would go on tear his Achilles […]

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Quick Fix: Shin Splints

  You’ve probably heard of shin splints — heck, you’ve probably experienced them. Shin splints are incredibly common, and they affect athletes in a multitude of disciplines; running, dancing, gymnastics, just to name a few. The term is thrown around so frequently, it begs the questions, what are shin splints exactly? Barring the obvious “it’s […]

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Clinic Highlight — The Core Stix

  Mike Kadar wanted something different — as the strength and conditioning coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was searching for a way to train himself and his athletes in a way that would functionally pertain to their craft. Mike sought the expertise of Kregg Koch — a design engineer for NASA’s Space Shuttle Program […]

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The Art of Warming Up – Dynamic Stretching

Warming up is an art that presents itself in many forms. Anything from cardio to stretching, and many other countless activities come to mind, in the context. But for our blog post today, we’re going to be talking about dynamic stretching and its impact on your workout. What are Dynamic Stretches? The most common type […]

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Obligatory — The Bench Press

“Hey bro, how much do you bench?” Perhaps the most famous verbiage in a gym rat’s arsenal. And perhaps for good reason — because what would the world of powerlifting be without the bench? It’s the quintessential exercise; it’s the one everyone and their grandmother knows in the context of lifting. While not being as […]

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Lift Heavy – The Deadlift

The year is 2016 — the stage is set at the Giants Live World Deadlift Championships. Eddie Hall is poised to make history — becoming the first man to deadlift 500kg. The strain of the lift so great, Eddie would pass out almost immediately after. While this is on the extreme side of weight lifting […]

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Overhead Press — The Strongman, The Shoulder and The Oak

  The Austrian Oak, introduced in 2012 at the Arnold Strongman Classic, is among one of the most interesting lifting events in the modern era. The oak — beautifully crafted entirely of wood — varies in weight yearly, but can typically reach excess of 460+ lbs. Competitors are not only tasked with lifting this monstrosity […]

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Go Low – Improving Your Deep Squat

In September 1964, Bob Hoffman and his York Barbell Company laid their claim to the then nascent landscape of powerlifting by hosting the first national — albeit unofficial — lifting meet. The event would serve as progenitor to the Golden Age of American powerlifting and its three pillars: Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Over the […]

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