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Better with Age: The Case for Training Masters Athletes

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With the functional fitness boom, more and more masters athletes are becoming interested in training again and its become increasingly important to be able to develop programming for them.Technically, a masters athlete is defined as anyone over the age of 35, but this definition varies widely. Regardless, it almost goes without saying, that masters athletes: […]

If Your “Strategic Plan” is Missing This Then Your Weight Room Will Fail

The reality of the strength and conditioning industry is that we all are pretty much the same. Every coach utilizes basic movement patterns (squat, hinge, push, pull, core/carry), we all teach sprinting and jumping mechanics, and we use a variety of evaluations (FMS, jump testing, RM testing) to ensure that we are doing the best […]

How to Optimize Rest Between Weight Lifting Sets

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Weightlifting movements (WLM) are ballistic exercises that utilize the entire body. Due to the explosive nature and musculature involved, these movements can be very taxing and require extended rest periods between sets1. Athletes need 4 to 5 minute rest periods between large, taxing movements2. While rest between sets is crucial for an athlete, both in […]