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Long-Term Athletic Development Applications to Speed Training

Note from MR: The following is a guest article from Boston Bruins strength coach Kevin Neeld. If you enjoy this article, I’d highly suggest picking up a copy of his new released Speed Training for Hockey book as well. Enjoy! Anyone that has been around sports for a long time has seen both of these […]

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Insights from Pro Soccer

Note from MR: You guys know I’m a big fan of Adam Loiacono, and for good reason. He’s not only bright beyond his years, but his real-world experience with the New England Revolution (and now with the Atlanta Hawks) gives us some unique insights into professional sports. In this guest article, Adam discusses what might […]

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Applied Technology in Training and Rehab

Note from MR: Adam Loiacono is one of my favorite guys to talk shop with. He first came and hung out at our facility over Christmas break, and we immediately hit it off because or our mutual love of soccer (and John Cone’s hair). As a physical preparation coach and sports scientist for the MLS’ […]

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Putting the C in S&C: An Energy Systems-based Approach

Putting the C in S&C

By Marc Lewis and Travis Pollen Don’t get us wrong: when it comes to building durable athletes, strength is the foundation. However, oftentimes coaches become so single-minded that they practically forget about conditioning. Or at the very least they misapply it. Consider the following scenario: It’s day one of pre-season for [insert intermittent high-intensity sport], […]

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From Books To Barbells: Another Intern Aspiring to Survive in the World of Fitness

Books to Barbells

By Mike Reinhardt, IFAST Intern There are a few simple reasons that Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Performance (IFAST) has been named one of the top ten gyms in the nation. Over the years, they have created a welcoming, challenging, and accountable community for their members while simultaneously using their vast expertise to provide their clients […]

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3 Cues for Better Sprinting

Note from MR: As many of you know, I’ve spent a ton of time the past couple of years learning about speed. As you can imagine, this is a massive topic – and one I’ve really only scratched the surface on. However, one of the more complete manuals I’ve come across is Travis Hansen’s “Speed […]

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The Cardio Competition

Note from MR: Last week in my 10 Nuggets post, Tip #10 was to make energy system training fun whenever possible. Jen Sinkler is someone I really respect in our industry, and with her background as a National caliber rugby player, I know she knows a thing or two about conditioning. If you want some […]

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Building a Movement Foundation

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring Steve Long and Jared Woolever. Together, they are known as “Smart Group Training,” and they are helping make large group exercise more personalized, fun and effective. While we often talk about building a foundation, I don’t think it’s always clear exactly what we […]

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Deadlifts vs. Clean Pulls

How Picking Stuff Up Can Be Totally Different (Note from MR: This is a guest post from my good friend Wil Fleming. Wil is a very sharp guy and knows his stuff when it comes to O-lifting and power development, and I think you’re really going to enjoy this post!) For a long time in […]

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Obliterating Your Weak Links

Today’s guest blog comes from Lee Boyce. Lee is a guy I have a lot of respect for, and he’s put out some great content over the years via numerous online and offline training publications.  I hope you enjoy it! – MR ——— One reason why I like Mike Robertson is because he keeps his […]

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Recapping Perform Better Chicago

Mike’s note: This week’s guest blog post comes from one of our own interns at IFAST, Sean Griffin. He’s passionate about the fitness industry, and it shows. Enjoy! This past weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a number of excellent presentations at Perform Better’s Functional Training Summit in Chicago. The list looks like this:

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Bigger Biceps, Bigger Bank Accounts

Mike’s note: I’ve got yet another guest post for you from my boy Dan Brown, IFAST Bootcamp Coach extraordinaire. Enjoy! For those familiar with some of my writing and Force Barbell, you can see a trend that movement inspires people. It inspires change, thought, love and a bevy of other important qualities. I really do […]

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Dan Brown Guest Blog: Changing the World Through Movement

Mike’s note: I recently interviewed Dan, one of our key coaches at IFAST. I really enjoyed reading this guest post from Dan, and I hope you do, too! Planting the Seed of Change I’m known as an Oly-lifting guy, but this is not a post about weightlifting. Instead, it’s a post about how we can […]

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Re-Re-Building the Reverse Hyper

This week is going to be a bit random around here. We’ve got some guest blogs, an interview, and the return of our Random Friday posts! Today’s guest blog comes to us from Ben Bruno. Ben is definitely an up-and-comer in the fitness industry, and he’s rapidly built one of the most popular fitness blogs […]

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Just Beat It

Note from MR: Today we have a guest blog from a good friend, fellow trainer, and IFAST client Steve Long. If you’ve never done any work with a sledgehammer before, this article may push you over the edge! Sledgehammers are a great tool regardless of whether you want to improve your conditioning or just look […]

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