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April 18, 2018

One of the tricky bits about using cable columns is that you often lack the precision to make small adjustments to the working weight. Sure, some brands have fractional adjustments, but more often than not you're stuck with whatever increments the weight stack climbs by... usually 10 or 15 pounds. I...

February 21, 2018

Understanding the strength curve of an exercise is an important consideration that (hopefully) your coach takes into account. It's a challenging concept to get a feel for, but you can think of it as which part of the exercise that's the hardest, which often comes down to where gravity is working aga...

February 16, 2018

Anybody that's worked with me probably knows how much I like to focus on the eccentric, or lowering phase, of a lift. But needless to say, the concentric phase (up) is plenty important too. It's how you train for power, and... well, it's generally what the expression of strength IS. But another bene...

February 15, 2018

There’s a pretty common problem out there that ruins far too many well-designed workouts - a problem known in coaching circles as ‘garbage sets’. A set qualifies as  ‘garbage’ if fails to meet a minimum threshold of intensity relative to the assigned reps.

So here’s an example - say your workouts cal...

November 28, 2017

The word ‘intensity’ has a specific meaning in the context of training, and it’s not a descriptor for how challenging something is. Intensity is a measure of magnitude relative to maximal output. Or in other words, how close an exercise or workout is to your absolute maximum. The easiest way to thin...

September 14, 2017

This week I had the pleasure of spending plenty of time at the dentist, and to pass the time in the waiting room I had a popular men’s health magazine to leaf through. The shirtless celebrity on the cover promised plenty of fitness tricks and tips to look just like him, and every bit of advice there...

August 7, 2017

This post was originally a feature for CrossFit Praxis

Anybody that’s trained with me for any substantial period of time knows how much value I place on the tempo component of any lift - it’s just as important a variable as how many reps or how much load. To most people tempo may simply be thought of...

October 13, 2016

Remedial exercises for the rotator cuff are important for building healthy, injury-proof shoulders, but they can also be useful in demonstrating how you may be falling short of your performance potential. Data shows that for healthy shoulders, you should be able to complete a set of 8 external rotat...

October 7, 2016

This post was originally a feature for CrossFit Praxis

Squatting is my favorite. I’m about to go do it right now, in fact. And we do a bunch of squatting here at Praxis, and not just because I happen to like it, but because it’s a tremendously important exercise. No other exercise combines more joint...

October 5, 2016

The stretch reflex can be a powerful tool if you're standing up a heavy clean, but if you're looking to maximize muscle recruitment then this momentum is working against you. When you rely heavily on the myotatic reflex (bouncing), the elastic energy of your connective tissue is doing more of the wo...

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