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The Three Pillars

(Originally posted at www.IFASTOnline.com) So I’ve got an admission to make – I watch the Biggest Loser. It’s not so much for the heartwarming stories and pop psychology, though.  I watch it because I know my clients watch it.  And I want to know what’s going in to their minds regarding strength training, fat loss, […]

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Old-School Article of the Week

In this week’s edition of the Old-School Article of the Week, we’ve got an oldie but a goodie. I get questions all the time about stretching.  While my opinions have changed over the years, most people flat-out need to stretch more.  The article this week is Hardcore Stretching, Part II. Read me now Two things […]

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A Stretching Fallacy

It’s my goal today to prove to you that just because something is tight DOES NOT mean it should be stretched.  In an effort to do this, I’m going to give you not one, not two, but three examples of this. The first case is our hamstrings.  I can’t tell you how many times people […]

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The “knead” for soft-tissue work

I get questions all the time about soft-tissue work.  Do I need it?  What methods are best?  How can I find a good practitioner? Unfortunately, these aren’t easy questions to answer.  Chances are if you train consistently, whether that’s running, biking, sports, or hitting the iron, you could probably benefit from soft-tissue work.  I can […]

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Hardcore Stretching, Part I

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com If you aren’t making stretching an emphasis in your training right now, you’ll probably have an injury some day that could have easily been prevented. I know, no one likes to hear that. And I’ll bet even the word “stretching” in the title of this article scared off a few people. […]

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Hardcore Stretching, Part II

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com In Part I, I discussed the rationale for adding static stretching into your program. I also gave you some specific tips to improve the quality of your stretching workouts. Now, on with the program! The Hardcore Stretching Program Now this wouldn’t be a true flexibility article if I didn’t give you […]

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Feel Better For 10 Bucks: With Eric Cressey

Originally Posted at www.t-nation.com Ten bucks doesn’t buy much nowadays. You could pick up a day pass at some commercial gym, or pull off the co-pay on a visit to the chiropractor. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to swing a mediocre Russian mail order bride. Or, you could just go the safe […]

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Iron Evolution #3: Recovery 101

In our daily struggle to get bigger and stronger, most of us have tried numerous training programs that all promised unbelievable gains. Put 100 pounds on your squat or 50 pounds on your bench press in 6 weeks; the emphasis always seems to be on the training program rather than what you do OUTSIDE OF […]

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Self Myofascial Release E-manual

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