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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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3 Badass Ways to Start Meditating Now

I know you are thinking “meditation?” isn’t that just like, “sitting still” or “doing nothing”.  When you hear the word meditation you may think of some older guy in an orange robe sitting cross-legged making strange humming noises.  As a veteran who has probably been through some tough challenges or seen some things that no…

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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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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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Move. Intently and Intensely

Move intently and intensely is all you need to do to get stronger when starting from damn near scratch. The first post of this series suggested purposely incorporating seven primary movement patterns into your training regimen: Squat; Hinge; Lunge; Push; Pull; Rotate; Locomote; Purposely moving a variety of ways with a high degree of consistency…

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