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Should You Squat Tall Athletes?

One thing that truly bothers me about our industry is black and white statements, all-encompassing statements. If you look at it from a global view, everything we do is a shade of gray – there are rarely “good” or “bad” things to do. So when the following post came up last week on Instagram, I […]

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The What, Why and How of Alternating Function

(Lead photo courtesy of Keith Allison) One thing I’ve always tried to do is grow and evolve as a coach. When you’re just getting started you’re somewhat limited in your perspective, and we all have a tendency to model the coaches we spent time with early on. When I started coaching I was strongly influenced by powerlifting, […]

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Exploring The Coach-Athlete Relationship

As I’ve grown and evolved as a coach, it’s made me a think a lot about the coaches I’ve had in the past. I went to a very small high school (graduating with 47 people!), and we didn’t have some of the big, alpha male sports like football, wrestling, etc. As a result, my two […]

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Better Stability for a Bigger Vertical Jump

“Stability maximizes activation.” This was a quote from Bret Contreras following an article he had posted on T-Muscle last week. While I didn’t agree with the article entirely, this quote really stood out. There’s a delicate balance between the strength in the prime movers of a joint, and the strength of the underlying stabilizing muscles.  […]

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