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Athlete Interview

This week we caught up with Harry Markotay, a junior at Chowan University who plays baseball and is looking at breaking into the strength and conditioning field when he graduates. You can follow him on Twitter @harrym0013 to see all the talk about him hitting…

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Empower Your Athletes

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Empower Your Athletes

An athlete of mine (she is thirteen years old, trim, and athletic) gets finished crushing an incredibly difficult agility drill involving explosive lateral movement, change of direction, and a short sprint through hurdles.  She walks back towards me for the next rep, hands on her…

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Prescott Outdoor Feats of Strength

This past weekend, myself and two of my athletes competed in the Prescott Outdoor Feats of Strength competition.  It was an Amateur Athletics Association sanctioned event consisting of 10 strongman events (5 per day) that were absolutely killer.  Lisa, Josh, and I had an amazing…

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Best Ranger Competition 2016

Dallas Henry is a great friend of mine who I had the pleasure of serving part of my time in the military with. As well as being an exceptional officer, he is a world class dancer athlete of the extremely rare breed. If I could…

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Early Specialization in Sports & the Origin of the Pitch Count

I am a very passionate sports fan.  Probably more passionate than most people who consider themselves passionate sports fans.  Every wall of my home is covered with memorabilia ranging from the seat cover I took home from the Winter Classic in 2014, to a signed…

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Advocare – A Rebuttal

Recently, ESPN the Magazine & Outside the Lines produced a scathing report on Advocare, the multimillion dollar supplements and healthy lifestyle company. It is a fairly lengthy read from Mina Kimes (access it here) but allow me to sum it up for you in one…

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Coaching, Programming, and Pie

There are about 17 gajillion (that’s a real number, trust me) different training programs out there to pick and choose from. Traditional Bodybuilder Splits. Russian Powerlifting 1RM Percentage Training. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Regimen. Overtraining. Undertraining. HIIT. Spartan Workout. Fasted State Training. Jason Richardson’s Jump Program….

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Over-The-Counter PEDs

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Over-The-Counter PEDs

This week the quarterback for the Florida Gators, Will Grier, was suspended for one calendar year for testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), meaning he will not be eligible to play again until the seventh game of the 2016 season. Jim McElwain, the program’s…

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HEALTHY Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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HEALTHY Buffalo Chicken Pasta

A lot of people think pasta is reserved for cheat days, but this recipe takes all of the guilt out and sacrifices none of the taste.  It’s delicious, easy to make, and will support your daily muscle building needs.  I would recommend really going hard in the…

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This post is in response to two women making history by graduating from the US Army Ranger School and the internet firestorm that has risen in their wake.  The hatred that I’ve seen in response to this event, though easily surpassed by the love, is…

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