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HAPPY NEW YEAR! IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
 
To show our appreciation to those who protect and serve our country we adopted an Air Force Captain and his Army Infantry Unit stationed in the mountains of Afghanistan for Christmas. With the help of our gym members we turned one box of holiday cheer into four giant boxes of food, supplies and letters of hope. Thanks to everyone who participated, we feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing group of people. We were also extremely lucky to receive an email from the Captain letting us know they received our package just in time for the Holidays.
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HOW TO GET STRONG WITHOUT A TRAINING PARTNER HOW TO GET STRONG WITHOUT A TRAINING PARTNER
 
I am very excited to have a guest article on Joe Hashey's site Synergy Athletics. I wrote about my early days of training in college and how I was able to strength train safely and effectively without a workout partner.

Learn how to motivate yourself in the gym and how to choose the best exercises when training alone.
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EFFECTIVE WARM UPS EFFECTIVE WARM UPS
 
One area of strength training that is just as important as the workout itself is an effective warm up. Check out these two videos and see how to prime your joints and muscles for your upcoming workout using bands.

Some of the exercises you will learn are listed below:
 
LOWER BODY WARM UP VIDEO >
Squats
Deadlift
Good Morning w/Iron Cross Hold
X-Lateral Walks
Terminal Knee Extensions (TKE)
  UPPER BODY WARM UP VIDEO >
Front Pull Aparts
Bradford Press
Vertical Pull
External Shoulder Rotation
And More...
If you want to see any specific videos in the future just email me your requests and I will make it happen.

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ASK ME ANYTHING ASK ME ANYTHING
 
I get a ton of emails daily (mostly spam) and some of you ask me some pretty interesting training questions. Because it is soccer season I decided to share my response to a high school fullback looking to add more distance to her free kick.

ANSWER: When it comes to enhancing athletic movements I think it is important to look at a few different factors. In your case of kicking distance I would look at three primary areas:

  • Kicking Technique
  • Strength And Power Production
  • Flexibility Of The Hips And Surrounding Leg Muscles

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    If you have a questions about training or nutrition email me, I will appreciate getting some real email for a change.


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    RISE ABOVE IN 90 DAYS OR LESS! RISE ABOVE IN 90 DAYS OR LESS!
     
    Do you want to lift a certain amount of weight, lose a few pounds or do more pull ups? Just submit as many goals as you want to achieve in 90 days. With some hard work and dedication we can help you achieve your goals.

  • START: NOW (SUBMIT YOUR GOAL(S) BY JAN. 31, 2010)
  • ENDS: AFTER 90 DAYS (MAY 1, 2010)
  • PRIZE: TO THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED GOAL ACHIEVER*

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