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Jon Pope on Resilience, Stress Physiology, and Changing Beliefs

Jonathan Pope is an embodiment of what it means to be resilient. As a high school athlete, Jon was a six-foot, 150-pound, right-handed baseball pitcher who could throw a ball 90 miles an hour. But he needed to get bigger and throw harder if he wanted to play at the Division I level. Thinking that […]

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The CAR’s Approach to Client Success

I’m not sure if you’re aware of it, but training clients and athletes is a weeeee bit different here in 2021 than it was this time last year. Gyms are constantly in flux – opening and closing on a regular basis. Clients are struggling to find their rhythm and get back into shape. And one […]

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Ashley Jones on Planning, Programming and the Quadrant System in Rugby

Early in his life, Ashley Jones had aspired to become a professional rugby player, but a shoulder injury derailed him from becoming an elite-level player. That didn’t stop him, though. Ashley continued to realize his love for rugby and sports by getting into a training role. He went on to earn a degree in Physical […]

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Joey Burton on the Life and Times of an NBA Skill Development Coach

Basketball Skill Development Coach Joey Burton saw at a very young age what bad coaching looked like. As a high school player, Joey felt frustrated over his coaches’ blatant display of politicizing and favoritism. Though this experience discouraged him from playing in high school, Joey remained passionate about basketball and eventually played in college. Being […]

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What’s THE Goal?

A wise man once said: The goal is to keep the goal, the goal. – Dan John Now when it comes to this time of year, it’s easy to get excited about New Year’s Resolutions and goal-setting. And for good reason! Who doesn’t want to come in and crush the New Year? But when you […]

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Dr. Sarah Martin on EVERYTHING Pelvic Floor

Dr. Sarah Martin completed her doctorate in Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky in 2008. While in graduate school, one of her peers introduced Sarah to T-Nation, kicking-off her interest and love for lifting and physical preparation. After completing her PhD in Neurobiology, Sarah further pursued her interest and returned to the University of Kentucky […]

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Grant Downie on Recruitment, Success and Selling the Dream in Sports

Grant Downie is a consultant in medical and performance solutions for elite sports. In his childhood days, Grant saw how physical therapists worked on the playing field, treating athletes and their injuries. The role appealed to him as it posed an opportunity for him to improve a person’s quality of life. He soon became a […]

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Craig Weller on Building Healthy, Resilient and “Goal-Fixedness” Focused Athletes

Being raised with a growth mindset immensely helped the Exercise Specialist and founder of Barefoot Fitness, Craig Weller. A former US Navy SWCC, Craig volunteered for a Navy special operations unit, despite not knowing how to swim and knowing that most of the people who actually do know how to swim tend to fail the […]

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Dr. Marc Bubbs on Building a Complete Nutrition Program

Dr. Marc Bubbs is a Naturopathic Doctor and author of Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports. Marc, like many people in high school, was active and played a lot of sports. But an illness ran him down in his senior year, impacting his health so much that he lost a […]

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5 Tips to Help Set Goals, Acquire Accountability, and Get the Most Out of 2021

Believe it or not, 2020 is almost behind us. And regardless of whether you’re a “glass is half-empty” or a “glass is half-full” kind of person, I think we can all say we expect a little bit more out of 2021! So I’m here today to walk you through 5 tips I think can make […]

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Alex Calder on Developing a Bulletproof Soccer Player

Alex Calder is the Head of Sports Science at Houston Dynamo’s Sports Performance team. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, the then 17-year-old Alex received a scholarship in North Dakota. There, Alex competed for a Division II college, where he also learned about the ins and outs of sports management before returning home after two […]

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Ask Mike: The Big Q&A Show

Whether you’re a veteran or new, there is always something new to learn or think about when you’re a  coach. From educating your clients on a program to choosing the best exercises for athletes, it’s easy to get overloaded with information. But don’t worry! Learning is crucial to our growth as coaches, and one of […]

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Pat Rigsby on the Past, Present and Future of Fitness Business

Pat Rigsby is a fitness business coach who has been in the industry since 1994. Growing up in Portsmouth, Ohio, Pat never had an interest in entrepreneurship and wanted to be a Major League Baseball player. And even though he had a season in professional baseball, he eventually realized playing the sport wasn’t his calling […]

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Steve Tashjian on Logistics, Integration and High-Performance Teams

Steve Tashjian was a soccer hack who got injured and had a taste of what bad rehab looked like. Nevertheless, the experience taught him to appreciate physical movement and kindled his interest in the medical and biomechanical fields. Taking his growing passion with him over the years, Steve worked as the Head of Fitness Coach […]

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Stop Arguing About Training on the Internet

One of the most comical things I see both on social media – and on the Internet as a whole – are people trying to one-up each other about training. Don’t believe me? Here’s a perfect example: I mean, what could Eric possibly know? He’s only a 600+ pound deadlifter AND the Director of Player […]

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