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Power Training Fundamentals
Date:  Sep 20 2016
 
 

Training for power is very different than the training parameters employed for hypertrophy or strength improvements due to the significantly higher speeds needed for proper adaptations. Power training incorporates momentum forces and reflex actions to generate large amounts of force in short periods of time placing considerable stress upon the working musculature and connective tissues. Training for improved power includes two distinct yet synergistically useful categories; ballistics and plyometrics.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Bench Power Push-ups
Date:  Sep 13 2016
 
 

This is a useful ballistic exercise for improving power and strength in the upper body, specifically the pectorals and triceps. It can be utilized independently with longer rest intervals or to add diversity to training as a contrast superset or tri-sets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Strong Link to Obesity and Many Cancers
Date:  Sep 9 2016
 
 

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) identified eight new types of cancer that are potentially promoted by obesity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
How to: Clean Pull
Date:  Aug 23 2016
 
 

The clean pull teaches the body to overlay hip and knee extension with shoulder elevation and plantar flexion and can serve as an early progression for teaching the clean. The key to total body ballistic movement is synchronization: sequentially performed actions are needed from the start position to the first pull, scoop and second pull.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Guidelines for Maximizing Muscle Hypertrophy
Date:  Aug 5 2016
 
 

Intensity, Frequency. Volume, Mode, Repetitions, Rest Intervals, Training Systems

 
 
 
 
 
 
Binge Drinking and Performance
Date:  Aug 1 2016
 
 

Binge Drinking and Performance Don't Mix

 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick Tips for Eating Smarter
Date:  Jul 22 2016
 
 

Cut out sugar, fill at least half your plate with produce, keep protiens lean, be fussy about fats ....

 
 
 
 
 
 
Medicine Ball (MB) Incline Passes
Date:  Jul 13 2016
 
 

Purpose: MB Incline Passes can be used as an exercise for improving upper-body pushing speed and power. A similar movement pattern is also utilized to assess upper body power among athletes - known as the MB Put Test.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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