Strength for Athletes, because a Weak Athlete is a Poor Athlete
Committed athletes – I’m talking high school and collegiate – do plenty to improve themselves in their respective sport. They always show up for practice. They play in the off-season leagues to stay sharp. They treat themselves with the best equipment within their budget. They eat like a horse-and-a-half.
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A History of the Back Squat and How the Squat Benefits You
Remember your first time performing the squat?
It was that awkward excursion in the weight room where you tried to squat. What really happened was that you kind of bent your knees and rounded over with a barbell on your back, and stood back up with it. It … Continue reading
Is It Possible to Transform Your Muscle Fibers Into Different Types, for the Sake of Athletics?
A week ago, I wrote an article discussing the history and benefits of the deadlift. One detail I made about the deadlift was that this exercise is important for increasing explosiveness in athletics. This was a source of obscurity … Continue reading
A History of the Deadlift and How the Deadlift Benefits You
The deadlift… a combination of hip extension, lumbar erector isometrics, static grip strength, and intestinal fortitude. Is it the king of all movements or an over-rated exercise in futility? Does this lift deserve the awesome reputation it’s been given, or will it ruin your back?
A few years ago, … Continue reading