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Strength


Wrestlers Twist

SD613 Wrestlers Twist: The Wrestlers Twist is an intermediate core strength piece of equipment that is not limited to only training the core. Wrestlers Twist has a universal joint swivel point that fits most Olympic bars. This piece of equipment allows any athlete to turn any bar into a ground based torso trainer, row unit…

Squatting for Taller Athletes

By: Cal Dietz When teaching young athletes to squat, coaches need to remember that squatting isn’t a “cookie cutter” exercise. Not everyone’s squatting form is going to look the same. This is especially true of taller athletes or athletes with long thighs (femurs). When training taller athletes, a coach must recognize the inherent biomechanical disadvantage…

Why Train with Dumbbells

Dumbbell Set

Dumbbell exercises offer several benefits over traditional resistance machines.     Here are just a few: 1. Dumbbells allow for heavy training, because they are balanced and have a consistent resistance. 2. They are incremental. 3. They build limit the same way that they can train bi-laterally (2 arms or legs) 4. Easily moved around…

Spine-Chilling Workouts

Article Submitted By: Gregg Williams – Sports Performance Specialist SPS Just by the title alone, this probably sounds like an interesting article. You might even imagine some awful story of an accident that occurred in the weight-room like what the football player from USC experienced. On the contrary, this article brings to the reader facts…

Need Power?

By: Kevin Abelbeck – President, Milo Fitness LLC Need Power? Olympic Lifts Are the Answer! Most coaches now know that power is more important than strength for most athletic events. To generate maximal power athletes must train powerfully. That includes speed-strength power (lighter resistance and focusing on speed, such as with a sprinter) and strength-speed…

Getting to the Core of It

Article Submitted By: Gregg Williams – Sports Performance Specialist (SPS) Since the late 90’s, the “buzz word” for the fitness industry was core. You could turn on any TV infomercial and see the latest gadget that would get your “abs” in the sop shape. They claim to melt away the inches and TV consumers would…

Dumbbells – They’re Not So Dumb

Article Submitted By: Gregg Williams -Sports Performance Specialist (SPS) Dumbbells (They’re not so dumb) Three years ago, I received a phone call from a young man in his late twenties. He had gotten my name and number from a current client of mine. He shared with me an interesting but yet disturbing story about his…

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Burst Training

Article Submitted By: Gregg Williams – Sports Performance Specialist (SPS) Training in the Fast Lane At the age of 14, I received my first weight set as a Christmas present. One of the best gifts I have ever received. That night I was so excited and ready to begin my quest and desire for big…

Better Grip

Your Body Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link Grip can be holding back the whole body’s strength development. The reason is most barbells and dumbbells are easy to grip.   After you’ve been training for a while you’ll start to plateau. Could your grip be holding back the whole body’s strength development? “The…