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Maximum Strength: The Benefits Of Anti-Pattern Strength

Maximum Strength: The Benefits Of Anti-Pattern Strength

So what is anti-pattern strength? In short an anti-pattern movement is one that often encompasses  having to brace the body at it’s center mass while maintaining a neutral spine position. The movements of flexion, rotation, and extension are kept in check by maintaining the braced neutral position of the spine during an anti-pattern exercise. In short anti-pattern is about resisting movement through the act of bracing and controlling the body during a given exercise.

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The Butterfly…How Strength Is A Struggle!

The Butterfly…How Strength Is A Struggle!

by: Brandon Richey

The Butterfly…How Strength Is A Struggle!

Butterfly at Tucson Botanical Gardens by khasan

I know what you are thinking. Brandon, did you just put a picture of a butterfly on your strength and conditioning blog? Yes, I did, but I have a good reason for it. This butterfly has taught me a lesson my friend and I know it’s going to do the same for you.

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Why You Should Be Front Squatting…

Why You Should Be Front Squatting…

by: Brandon Richey

Why You Should Be Front Squatting…

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So I had a friend approach me the other day to ask me about the barbell front squat. He asked, “So B what’s the deal, I mean why not just back squat?”  He brings up a very good point. Why not just barbell back squat? I mean why even bother with the front squat? Well just keep on reading so we can examine this a bit closer. 

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Operation Leg Power!

Operation Leg Power!

by: Brandon Richey

Operation Leg Power!

 

Operation by orwell84

For today’s little adventure I’m examining the concept of leg power. The operation of any smartly planned and applied strength and conditioning program should be the development of leg power. There are many measures of this particular physical characteristic and in order to achieve it you’ve got to have your program dialed in to get the results that matter! Operation leg power ENGAGE…

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Out Train The Game…Fueling The Beatdown!

Out Train The Game…Fueling The Beatdown!

Punch to the Face by Ninja M.

Can you out train the game? One of my students wore a T-shirt the other night during one of my strength and conditioning sessions that read Out Train The Game! I loved the concept so I stole it so I could plaster it right on the title of this very blog post. Is this possible? Can one Out Train The Game? Well, just keep on reading and I’ll continue to discuss the matter at hand.

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