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May Athlete of the Month: Rachel

Ever since I can remember I have been going to or playing in sports tournaments. I started out watching my sister play soccer and softball and I soon followed suit. I played softball at the local league but I was never really that good. I remember drawing during the innings in the outfield. Until my last two seasons of softball I played outfield. When my coaches (my mom and my aunt) decided to give me more responsibility on the team they played me at shortstop and catcher. I soon after had to choose between year around soccer or softball. I chose soccer because I knew my mom would never be my coach on the soccer field! Continue reading May Athlete of the Month: Rachel

Josh’s Secret Program

Easter is coming up so I thought I’d give you all an easter egg! Lot’s of people ask me what my personal training program looks like, so I’m going to give it to you!

Cleaning 125kg from blocks
Cleaning 125kg from blocks @ 67kg BW

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Back Squat Challenge

For those of you higher level athletes, I’ve got a challenge for you.

The Bodyweight Back Squat Challenge.

Rules:

1. You load the bar to your bodyweight.
2. You have 5 minutes to rep out as many as you can.
3. Time Starts when you un-rack the bar.
4. You MUST go past parallel or it doesnt count.
5. You can rerack the bar but the time doesn’t stop.
6. Don’t puke. Continue reading Back Squat Challenge

5 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Results

Day in and day out people work their butts off trying to get the results they want. At first you see the results, but then after a while the results come slower and it takes longer for you to see the same effect. Here are 5 reasons that might be the cause of your plateau.

1. Inconsistency.

To get results, you have to keep stay consistent to a training program. Yes it’s tough to do the same thing over and over again, but sometimes it’s necessary. Now I’m not saying you have to do the same workout time in and time out, you can change it up from time to time, but the important part is that you challenge yourself. Now if you have trouble getting started on a plan, Continue reading 5 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Results

A Struggle Free (4 day) Program

There a tons and tons of programs out there that you can pick up from the internet work pretty well. And most of them probably have the basic bodybuilding spit: Monday: Chest & triceps. Tuesday: Back and biceps. Wednesday: Shoulders. etc. Why not change things up a bit?

Summer is coming up and we want to get the most out of our workouts to show off the hard work we’ve done. This program is meant to maximize your gains by using a lot of compound movements to stimulate multiple muscle groups at the same time. This program can be scaled to whatever difficulty you need it to be in order get you the results you want: Build muscle and lose fat. Continue reading A Struggle Free (4 day) Program

Get a Jump Start on your Goals

The benefits of plyometrics- jump training- will provide highly beneficial results to athletes of all kind. Whether you’re an Olympic jumper, or just an average gym goer looking for a system that’s proven to work, plyometrics is for you.

Why plyos?

Increased Power: Plyometrics were originally created for power sports such as jumping, sprinting, football, and volleyball just to name a few. These exercises focus on the fast muscle contractions that help increase the efficiency of the neuro muscular system. In other words, it allows someone to use their muscles more efficiently for optimal power output.

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Finding Success in the New Football

Written by: Nam (Nathan) Hoang

Football is a changing sport and it shows throughout all levels of the game from Pop Warner to the NFL. Finding success in a sport that is rapidly changing is not an easy task, but it can be done.

Old school football
Old school football

Coaching at all levels now include instructing players to play the game differently to adapt to changes the sport is going through due to the trickle-down effect of the NFL. As the NFL makes significant changes to how the game is played at the highest level, all levels of football must follow suit to instruct players differently to make sure what they are being taught will translate to NFL success. Simply, a player cannot be successful in the highest level of the sport if making the jump from college to the NFL means playing almost a completely different game. One of the most significant and controversial changes made is the NFL’s always changing guidelines for tackling. Players at all levels are now instructed to tackle a completely different way, which makes it extremely difficult for players who have been tackling a different way for many. A quick example would be that before recent years, defensive players were able to tackle the quarterback in almost any way they could, but now there is a “strike zone” where the players are allowed to make a legal hit. Rule changes will constantly change the game and they are out of the control of all players, but players can still excel under these circumstances by perfecting and refining what they can control

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