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04 Sep How To Design Workouts Around 5 Basic Movements

Fundamental movements. What I want to explain is a simple concept that came from the work of the great Dan John. It's workout design based on 5 fundamental movements. If there's one coach who's had the greatest impact on me personally, it would be Dan. Since I was asked about this approach recently (thank you Brad), I'll explain how you can take this concept and put it into practice immediately. Workout design (*for the record, I much prefer to call "workouts" - training sessions, but that's another story) can be as simple as building around the 5 fundamental movement patterns.
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06 Jul Kettlebell Training For Lacrosse (The Ultimate Guide)

Kettlebells are the most underutilized strength and conditioning tool on the planet for lacrosse athletes. I'd even say that kettlebells are the ultimate "secret weapon" for training lacrosse athletes. The intelligent applications of kettlebell training will help athletes improve performance and also greatly contribute to reducing risk for injuries, yet few athletes use these highly accessible tools. Why is that? I have many thoughts, but the bottom line is this article will shed some serious light on the topic. By using kettlebells, most athletes could improve speed and power measurements in just 6-8 weeks by following a structured kettlebell program. That's not to mention the improvement of other intangibles such as broad movement skills, breathing efficiency, and overall durability. I know these are bold statements, but...  My goal is to make this the most comprehensive article available on the internet on the topic of kettlebell training for lacrosse athletes. You won't find much on this topic, until now. If you're a lacrosse athlete, parent, coach or anyone who works with lacrosse athletes, you can't afford to miss out on this information, especially if you want to stay ahead in today's game.
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12 Jul Lessons From One of the Best Seminars I’ve Ever Attended

It was the summer of 2013.  I attended an exceptional weightlifting seminar back in July, 2013 that was taught by renowned Weightlifting Coach Glenn Pendlay. First, thank you Glenn for a great seminar. Thank you for providing one of the most valuable learning experiences I've attended in the last decade. While I've attended many great seminars and workshops in the last 10 years, this was certainly one that stands out. I can still remember sitting in the back of the hot gym down here in South Florida and taking notes while he was presenting the lecture portion of the seminar. 
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10 Jul The 3 Essential Kettlebell Workouts

Here is what I would consider to be 3 essential kettlebell workouts First, I much prefer the term “training session” when referring to a workout, so I’ll use that moving forward.  But, the word “workout” seems to resonate with people, I understand. These are simple, valuable and effective kettlebell training sessions that virtually anyone can do (provided they have the requisite skills). These sessions are also not too much volume
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08 Jul A No-Nonsense Plan To Keep Your Back Healthy And Strong

Developing a strong, healthy back is an important training goal. Not only is it important, but it's a requirement for long-term health, performance, high function and happiness. Yes, happiness. Because when you're in pain, your life is miserable. Believe me, I know. I've been there, done that. I want to tell you how you can forge a back of steel. A back so strong, it's like iron. Durable, strong, resilient.
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03 Jun Arnold’s 6 Rules For Success

Somehow I ended up on a YouTube video where Arnold you-know-who was discussing his "6 rules for success." Have you heard about these 6 rules? They are powerful. And they apply to just about everything in life. If you know anything about Arnold Schwarzenegger, then you know he has achieved an unbelievable amount of success in life. We can learn a lot from his "success blueprint" - so here it is. 6 simple rules.
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24 May How To Build Momentum (In Strength And Life)

Author Steven Pressfield writes about the destroyer of all things.

He calls it a nearly unstoppable force that prevents you from achieving what you want.

It is the enemy.

He calls this internal force “resistance” and says it will kill you, if you let it.

You want to start eating better, but you don’t.

You want to train more consistently, but you aren't.

You want to start that training program, but you haven’t.

Believe me, I’ve been guilty of this myself.

I want to write and publish more helpful articles, but I haven’t.

Why?

One reason is that damn internal force Steven Pressfield writes about, resistance.

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23 May Why Train With Kettlebells?

I’ve had some interesting conversations with friends and athletes recently about the importance of strength training. The conversations have basically been like this.

Hey Scott, I want to work on strength, what do I need to do? Tell me what really works?”

For example, I was just talking with my friend Adam. Adam is a Jujitsu athlete and he was looking for a strength solution to compliment his jujitsu training. He wanted to address the “strength gap” that he said he wasn’t getting with his current training and was feeling a little lost about what to do. I couldn’t help but think... No matter who you are or what your goals are, strength will make you better. Of course, there are many variables and factors that will depend on the type and level of strength you need. We’ll have to turf that conversation for later though. While most people are beginning to understand the importance of strength in optimizing health and maximizing performance, there are still many who haven’t quite figured out or discovered the importance of foundational strength or what that means. What is foundational strength?
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