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Why Your Ankle Mobility Drills Aren’t Working

I can’t tell you how may times I’ve had clients or athletes come to me and say they have “stiff ankles.” Many have been doing ankle mobility drills for months (if not YEARS) on end, and getting little to no results. So what gives? Here’s something to consider… …what if your “ankle mobility” problem isn’t […]

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Why You Should STOP Belly Breathing

I don’t know about you, but I’ve made a ton of mistakes over the years. One of the big mistakes when I first started coaching breathing exercises was cuing everyone to “take a big, deep breath into their belly.” While the intention is good, I think more times than not, you don’t get what you […]

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RTS Coaching: The Brettzel

“Mobility” is all the rage these days. And for good reason – in a day and age where we move less than ever before, all of us are looking for tools to keep us moving and feeling great. However, not all mobility drills are created equally. And in fact, many people don’t even need more […]

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RTS Coaching: Snatch Grip RDL

As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, I’m pretty vanilla as a coach. I want to teach my athletes to squat, hinge, push, and pull – but I want them to do so with impeccable technique. But just because I’m vanilla, doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to change. Case and point – I’m a huge […]

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RTS Coaching: Simple Step-up Progression

Step-ups are an incredibly common exercise, regardless of your goal. Whether you want to build muscle, lose body fat, or improve your athleticism, a step-up variation can help you achieve any of those goals. Being such a common exercise, it’s also one that I get questions about all the time. Should I keep my foot […]

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RTS Coaching: Reaching vs. Rounding

In my opinion, reaching is one of the most important things we can incorporate into our programming. Whether it’s driving the rib cage back, opening up the back side of the body, or repositioning the abs and getting them into a more ideal position, every client I train is going to work on reaching. But […]

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RTS Coaching: Low Box Reverse Lunge

Split-squats and lunges are two one of my go-to moves when it comes to training my athletes. Don’t believe me? Just check out all of these articles I’ve written on the split-squat alone! But just because I love an exercise doesn’t mean I’m not willing to change things up – especially if it makes it […]

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RTS Coaching: Lazy Way to Rack 2-KB’s

I’m a huuuuuuggggeeee fan (in my best Donald Trump voice) of 2-KB work. Whether it’s squatting, lunging, stepping up or anything in between, it’s one of my favorite ways to load athletes. Not only do you get the benefit of loading the anterior core to a high degree, but I also think you can really […]

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RTS Coaching: Hip Postion on 2-KB Front Squats

I’m a huge fan of 2-kettlebell front squats. In fact, with a lot of my athletes that I may only have in for a short period of time, it’s my go-to squatting progression. Not only can you load it up fairly quickly, but it’s almost impossible to screw up. Almost. As with most lifts, the […]

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RTS Coaching: Floor Coming UP on Squats

If you’ve followed my site for any extended period of time, you know that my thoughts on the squat have changed pretty drastically over the years. As a powerlifter, my goal was to hoist as much weight as possible, by any means possible. So low bar, wide stance, bent-over torso squattin’ was all fine and […]

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RTS Coaching: The Plate Squat

Anyone who is serious about training likes to squat. Well, let’s be honest – it’s probably more of a love-hate relationship. Maybe a better way to put it is that everyone who is serious about training respects the squat. But this leads us to a big question: How do you teach someone to squat safely, […]

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RTS Coaching: The Crossover Step-up

If you’ve been training for any extended period of time, you’re familiar with the step-up. The step-up is a fantastic exercise for many reasons: It builds single-leg stability and control, It can help iron out side-to-side strength imbalances, and It’s a functional, real-world movement. Like most weight room lifts, however, the step-up is very sagittal […]

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RTS Coaching: The Sprinter Step-up

Step-ups are one of my favorite single-leg exercises. (Well if we’re being transparent, I think of them as pseudo single-leg exercises. But I’ll discuss that more in the EADS 3.0 videos coming soon!) There are numerous benefits to the step-up over similar exercises: It leads with a concentric (versus eccentric) movement. You can easily adjust […]

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RTS Coaching: Thorax Rotation

Earlier this week, you and I had a little talk about alternating function. Needless to say, whether you want to play rotational sports, go for a leisurely jog from time-to-time, or simply want to be a better moving human being, you should find ways to emphasize alternating function in your programming. However, when I first […]

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RTS Coaching: Push-up to Downward Dog

We’ve focused a lot on the push-up in recent weeks (and in case you missed it, you see what I mean here, here, here, and the big push-up article here). With all of this focus on coaching and cuing, something I wanted to throw in this week was one of my favorite push-up variations of […]

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