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Eliminating the White Noise

Jason Ralya, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, USA-W LVL1, CSAS, FMS Introduction  The assumption many make with coaching is that in order to provide a superior service, you must stay up to date with the latest research and technology developments. While l agree, this constant pursuit of the latest information should not come at the cost of…

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A Long, Long Running Story for Change

A few years back I was a young strength coach earning my stripes in the new world of Military strength and conditioning. I entered as an outsider into a military unit that had, for several years, bought into the teaching and practices of a well-known “extreme” fitness program. This program was so integrated into the…

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Variety Maintains Momentum.

(But Beware of Mediocrity) A clear difference exists between a strategy of throwing shit against the wall to see what sticks, and methodically tweaking training variables to avoid stagnation. Variety might be the spice of life but changing for change’s sake likely leads to mediocrity – aka over seasoned shit. Maintaining physical and psychological momentum…

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Move.

Slow for Long Bouts and Fast for Short Ones (Conditioning) Remember Adam Sandler as Billy Madison? I checked in with Angela, an amazing barber who tames whatever mane remains atop my head, and apparently shampoo and conditioner work better interdependently than they do alone! Imagine that, it’s not an either/or scenario. Well, neither is “cardio”,…

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