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The Explosive Power Formula

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen an explosion of data in the field of strength and conditioning. We can now track and analyze more components of sports performance than ever before.…Read More

Offseason Football Nutrition Part 2

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One of the most popular topics in the sports nutrition world is nutrient timing. Specifically, people want to know how should they should be eating before and after their workouts to maximize their results in the gym. This is a topic that is chock-full of both real science and pseudo “locker room science.”…Read More

Top 3 Offseason Football Nutrition Principles

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The game of American football is incredibly well established and carries a systematic approach from once you’re a prospect in high school right up to the NFL. There are ideal run times, height and weight measures, limb lengths, strength minimums, game statistics and everything else you can think of. Coaches and scouts have football down to an absolute science, but with one glaring downfall.…Read More

Strength Hacking with HRV

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Training has changed dramatically over the years. In the 6th-century BC, Milo of Croton would carry a calf on his shoulders every day until it became a full-sized bull. Unknowingly, Milo was in the process of discovering the principle of progressive overload. Simply put, the calf got bigger over time and Milo had to respond. As a result of his labor, Milo’s muscles adapted to the workload by getting bigger and stronger.…Read More

In-Season Football Training

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Football season is in full swing. Teams across the country are practicing during the week and playing games on weekends. Many fans wonder when these athletes have time to workout or train outside of practices. Depending on which player or coach you ask, you will get different answers.…Read More

4 Tips for a Monster Clean and Jerk

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that the clean and jerk is easier to master than the snatch. The bad news is that it still takes a ton of work and effort to master. But no worries! There is always a way to improve, even for the hardest exercises.…Read More

Conditioning and Mental Toughness

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The term “mental toughness” has become a popular buzzword in strength, conditioning, and fitness circles lately. These days, people are even paying good money to run themselves through brutal military style obstacle courses and endurance races – all in the name of proving and developing their mental toughness.…Read More

Speed Training for Football

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My understanding of speed and acceleration is deeply rooted in my track and field background. I was blessed with the inherit ability to run fast. At a young age, everything I did was based around the concept of speed. Every game that I played growing up had a speed component to it.…Read More

The Ultimate Conditioning Guide

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If you’ve been through a few of our articles, you may have noticed a common thread.  In fact, the majority of my posts are elaborations of a few core principles of conditioning and fitness. The truth is that having great conditioning really isn’t as difficult as a lot of people make it out to be, but it’s also much more than just working running yourself into the ground over and over again as far too many people often do.…Read More

3 Tips to Stop Gassing Out

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Any time a fighter ends up gassed out and face down on the canvas, the simple reaction is to point the finger at a lack of conditioning as the cause. Everyone from forum warriors to fight commentators alike often leap to this conclusion, quickly writing off the loss with discussions of how he or she must not have trained hard enough or worked on conditioning sufficiently to last through the fight.…Read More

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