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The Bench Press…Overrated?

The Bench Press…Overrated?

So the topic of today’s discussion is going to involve the good ole bench press. So what can I say about the bench press other than the fact that it is probably the most misused and abused exercise involving the upper body and free weights since the invention of strength training, period.

Often trainees that don’t understand the proper technique involved with the bench press practice with terrible habits and even worse form for long periods of time until one day something stupid happens to get their attention. The point I’m making is why wait for that day to come because I’m going investigate this exercise right here for your knowledge obtaining convenience. Read on my young Jedi!

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The Role Of The Strength And Conditioning Coach For MMA Performance…

The Role Of The Strength And Conditioning Coach For MMA Performance…

by: Brandon Richey

The Role Of The Strength And Conditioning Coach For MMA Performance…

Brock Lesnar by barthook

Unless you look and perform like the guy in the picture above then you need to understand the role of the strength and conditioning coach. Even if you do the Brock Lesnars of the world still had to be trained by somebody. A few things come to mind when I look at athletes such as Brock and others that I have had the fortunate opportunity to train and that is commitment, planning, and  performance.

Let’s face it, no matter the sport you compete in if you can outperform the other guy then you stand a greater chance of winning. I know I sound like Captain Obvious by¬†saying that, but the point is that you can train, but do you train with purpose? To figure out which combo meal you’ve been ordering keep on reading.

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Strength Training News…

Strength Training News…

Newspapers B&W (5) by NS Newsflash

I just wanted to take some time to share some strength training news with you about some projects that I have coming up and with what some of my students have accomplished as of late. If you are interested in some news with a more positive spin then take a second to click on to continue reading!

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Strength Training For Life…No Room For Crutches Here!

Strength Training For Life…No Room For Crutches Here!

Crutches by Scoobyfoo

So the other day I had a couple of newbies start out with me during a beginner’s strength and conditioning session. I had them performing the ever beloved functional wall squat or as I like to state the face the wall squat. Unlike most usual squatting drills when involving the wall most people face away from it. With the face the wall squat you are…yep you guessed it, facing the wall! The point of the drill is to enforce proper moving technique for the squat exercise. As I was using certain cues to touch on certain trigger points to help them refine their technique I noticed a back brace on one of the students. As it turned out both were wearing the same thing. To learn what happened next continue reading!

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