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3 Sled Drills for Enhancing Speed and Agility

Speed kills. Agility thrills. Together...well, I can’t think of another word that rhymes, but together they are a vital combo for almost any athlete out there. Being stronger and faster is never a [...]

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5 Major Focuses for Your Basketball Offseason

Now that the high school, college and most professional basketball seasons have ended, basketball offseason is officially underway! This is personally my favorite training period of the year [...]

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3 Common Deadlift Mistakes Holding Your Athletes Back

February 06, 2018, Justin Ochoa in Olympic 1 Comment

One of the most important, if not THE most important, movement patterns in a long-term athletic development system is the hip hinge. All the cool kids refer to these as deadlifts. A loaded hip [...]

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The Best Three Deadlift Variations For Athletes With Back Pain

When I say “deadlift,” what is your initial visualization of the word? You probably imagined an athlete on a platform, doing a conventional stance deadlift, with a barbell, from the floor – right? [...]

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Getting Back in the Game: Helping Athletes Mentally Prepare After an Injury

September 28, 2017, Justin Ochoa in Injury Leave a comment

As a coach, trainer, parent, spectator, friend, etc. there may not be a more gut-wrenching feeling than seeing someone you truly care for in pain. Whether it’s your 2-year-old son home sick with a [...]

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The Perfect Push-Up Progression

Legend has it that two of the biggest athletic freaks of nature to ever touch a football, Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker, never regularly lifted weights to build their bodies.

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10 Survival Tips for the Independent Strength Coach

Surviving (and thriving) as an independent strength & conditioning coach is harder than ever.

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The Best Squat Variations for Athletes with Back Issues

Depending on who you ask or which journal publishes the study, back pain may be the leading cause of discomfort in athletes and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Besides shoulders and knees, there’s [...]

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