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Exercise Tip of the Week: Dead-Stop-Swing Technique

Getting the bell off the floor with proper technique during our swings,cleans, presses is going to be crucial as the weights gets heavier. When we don't set-up correctly, we put ourselves in poor position to express our strength (waste energy) and this could lead to poor performance and injury. Check out the video to dial in on your swing form. 

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In-season Training for Football and the Weekend Warrior

The In-season training cycle is one of the hardest seasons to program and continuing to play gives me great feedback with respect to what is the right training volume at that time. In general, the challenge with this particular program is training to stay strong and mobile throughout the season, but not doing too much and overtraining the athlete (burning out their nervous system). This is also a great program for weekend warriors who love to powerlift. It becomes very hard to juggle both and stay healthy, but this program will allow you to maintain your strength and seamlessly pick up where you left off when the season concludes. 

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Loaded Carries

Loaded carries are essentially mobile planks. Once a student has mastered the plank and side plank, we add carries into the programming. When a student begins utilizing loaded carries, the weight of the kettlebell or other implement, is an important consideration. I typically use a kettlebell that is one size up from what a student can press, squat, and deadlift with a single leg. Each carry complements a certain exercise more than others. The overhead walk with the press, goblet walk with the squat, and one arm walk with the one leg deadlift. This builds strength endurance and stability before moving onto more dynamic movements.

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