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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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Improving Plantar Fasciitis

Every now and then, I get people with a wild-hair who want to write a guest blog for the site. Strangely enough, it doesn’t happen all that often, but if the person is serious about getting better and has a unique piece, I’m all ears. Here’s a nice guest blog from Adam Rees on plantar […]

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Training Without Sleep

The following is a guest blog from my good friend and DC-based personal trainer, Josef Brandenburg. Enjoy! – MR “What am I supposed to do with my workouts when I can’t sleep?” We get this question from members sometimes. There is a very good practical answer, however, first, there is a very important mindset shift […]

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An Interview with Mark Young

Last week, my blog about Experience vs. Knowledge really caused a stir. And for good reason – it was meant to get you all fired up a bit! Now I’m not saying that knowledge isn’t important. Quite the contrary – knowledge is huge! What I wanted you guys to understand, though, is that it’s important […]

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7 Steps to Programming for Young Athletes

This is a guest blog courtesy of Brian Grasso. Template Design is a style of programming that has yet to truly catch on industry-wide, but is remarkably effective; especially when working with younger, sport-based populations. Although I enjoy articles that are weighty in scientific specifics and complete in the depiction of the theories they are […]

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Eric Cressey day at RTS

Let’s start out with the requisite promotional material, and then we’ll get to some extra stuff I think you’ll enjoy 🙂 In case you missed it on Tuesday, Eric is running some great instructional videos on the squat over at his new site.  Check them out at the link below:

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The 3 Cardinal Rules

A Guest Blog by Brian Grasso The 3 Cardinal ‘Versus’ for Training Young Athletes When I look around the industry, I find myself becoming more and more discontented with the view.  It seems that there is a never-ending litany of new, innovative and advanced techniques in the field of strength and conditioning that are, in […]

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3 Keys to Long Term Bench Press Success

Today I’m going to link you over to the CriticalBench.com site.  I wrote a guest blog over there that I think you’ll really enjoy, especially if you’re interested in driving your bench press numbers up! 3 Keys to Long-Term Bench Press Success Got questions about the bench press? Be sure to leave them below and […]

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Coordination Training & Young Athletes

The myths and falsehoods associated with Coordination Training are plenty.  I’ll outline the ‘Top 3′ here: Coordination is a singular element that is defined by a universal ability or lack of ability Coordination cannot be trained nor taught Coordination-based stimulus should be restricted to preadolescent children This article will provide a broad-based look at each […]

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Random Wednesday 7-28-10

It’s been a while since I did a “random” post, so I figure today was the day to get back in the saddle.  This will actually just serve as my newsletter for the week as well, as I’m traveling to Louisville for a mastermind group early Friday morning and won’t be able to pull one […]

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2 Lessons on Success

Most professional Trainers, be them Fitness Gurus or Sports Performance Experts, may not ever take the time to realize that much of what we hold true and dear in our pursuits of enhancing both the health and ability of young athletes, also translates to the world of business and life as well. Perhaps this lack […]

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Training Young Athletes and MOLD

How to ‘Cook Young Athletes Slow’ The long-term approach to youth fitness and sport training is an essential ingredient and critical component of understanding how to work with clients in this very sensitive demographic.  Fitness Professionals must learn to appreciate that with young clients, the goal is not to ‘lose weight’, ‘increase speed’ or ‘gain […]

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The Deep Front Line

(Note from MR: Patrick Ward is someone that I haven’t met, but I’ve followed for quite some time online.  He’s a pragmatic and rational coach/therapist, and that’s why I knew he’d deliver a great piece of content to the site.  Enjoy!) ———- Thomas Myers, a former student of Ida Rolf (the founder of Rolfing), has […]

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