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One Exercise To Rule Them All

One Exercise To Rule Them All

I frequently run into a scenario where I'm asked what exercise I would chose if I could only select one movement.  While this is a difficult choice I decided to chose an exercise that literally targets every muscle from head to toe.  So here it is. 

Olympic Weightlifting with Reactive Neuromuscular Training

Olympic Weightlifting with Reactive Neuromuscular Training

If you're looking for a method that maximizes the effectiveness of Olympic lifts and also saves the joints, you'll want to implement reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) to your cleans and snatches.  Here's how to do it plus 7 unique benefits. 

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

Performing Olympic lifts from a single leg or unilateral position particularly when using a full hang eccentric isometric RDL helps to resolve many common issues athletes struggle with particularly imbalances, stability, motor control, and mobility.  

Goblet Squat Jumps for Strength & Performance

Goblet Squat Jumps for Strength & Performance

If you're looking for a way to increase the difficulty of your goblet squats while improving strength, size, power output and athletic performance you'll want to give this goblet jump squat a try.  Just be prepared to use maximal effort.

Improve Athletic Performance & Strength With Lower Body Circuits

Improve Athletic Performance & Strength With Lower Body Circuits

If you want to improve athletic performance while building functional strength, stability, balance, symmetry, and alignment throughout your lower body, try these leg circuits.  I use them with my NFL athletes, general populations, and bodybuilders.

Dumbbell Olympic Lifts For Strength & Performance

Dumbbell Olympic Lifts For Strength & Performance

If you're looking for improve your athletic performance, strength, and even functional muscle mass, try performing cleans and snatches with dumbbells.  This article explains why dumbbell cleans and snatches are so beneficial for a variety of goals.

The Best Snatch Variation You've Never Done

The Best Snatch Variation You've Never Done

The trap bar snatch is one of the most effective Olympic weightlifting variations I've ever used for improving hip speed and power.  As an added bonus you'll build slabs of muscle from this movement.  Here are 13 reasons why it's so effective. 

The Best Medicine Ball Exercise You’ve Never Done

The Best Medicine Ball Exercise You’ve Never Done

Medicine ball drills, particularly those that rely on explosive power output, are something I use on a consistent basis with my athletes.   One variation I’ve recently been employing with my athletes is the T-bench hip thrust chest pass.

Increase Your Jump and Sprint Performance With This Deadlift Squat

Increase Your Jump and Sprint Performance With This Deadlift Squat

Although there are many protocols that can be used for post activation potentiation, including heavy squats performed several minutes prior to sprinting or jumping, this trap bar deadlift variation may be even better for athletes

Rapid Eccentric Isometrics: The New Plyometric

Rapid Eccentric Isometrics: The New Plyometric

Rapid Eccentric Isometrics (REI's) are similar to standard eccentric isometrics except that the negative phase is performed rapidly rather than slowly.  There are multiple reasons why this enhances performance and strength.

Build Massive Shoulders With Negative Push Press

Build Massive Shoulders With Negative Push Press

If you’re looking to build your shoulder size and strength to the next level you’ll want to implement this eccentric accentuated push press as they exploit all of the key mechanisms of hypertrophy (muscle damage, tension, and metabolic stress).

Squat-Stance Deadlifts for Strength, Size, and Performance

Squat-Stance Deadlifts for Strength, Size, and Performance

The squat-stance deadlift is my go-to deadlift variation not only for my pro and collegiate athletes but also for my bodybuilders, powerlifters, and general populations clients.  That's because it's ideal for strength, size, and performance.