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#MondayCues – The Burpee

March 26, 2018

Welcome back to the work week. On this edition of #MondayCues we’re going to talk about sweat, baby. Well, actually we are going to discuss the #burpee. And #burpees make you sweat. Our cue today is to “Stand Wide, Use Your Hips.” The burpee is the prince of all nausea-inducing, pain-cave movements and in many athletes, inefficient movement patterns further exacerbate the butt-kicking. Often, athlete’s will complain of knee pain when doing burpees. This is caused by quadricep-dominant, tiptoe stand-ups. Cueing athletes to stand wide with flat feet when coming out of the burpee allows proper hip hinging. Standing and... View Article

#SpotlightSunday – Bullet Journal

March 25, 2018

Here’s #SpotlightSunday shining down on you as the sun sets.   Our highlight this week is journals. Whatever the use, need, method, or madness you might use a journal for we’ve found it to be an invaluable tool to help in streamlining our lives here at Praxis. We have been using the #bulletjournal method as of late and have found it to be the best style for us. Bullet journaling is fantastic because it’s open source- you make it your own with just a blank notebook, your weapon(writing instrument) of choice, and a few guidelines to get you going. We... View Article

#ONTHEGRIND – Put In The Work

March 23, 2018

🇺🇲 “In a group of five workouts, I tend to have one great workout, the kind of workout that makes me think in just a few weeks I could be an Olympic champion, plus maybe Mr. Olympia. Then, I have one workout that’s so awful the mere fact I continue to exist as a somewhat higher form of life is a miracle. Finally, the other three workouts are the punch-the-clock workouts: I go in, work out, and walk out. Most people experience this.” ― Dan John, Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living, and Learning Out of 10 workouts,... View Article

#JustATip – Effective Kettlebell Training Strategies

March 22, 2018

🇺🇲 On this week’s edition of #JustATip from the #PraxisSeries we are going to talk bells. #Kettlebells. The kettlebell is an amazing implement having the ability to be used in both standard hypertrophy and strength lifts as well as their ballistic counterparts. A common error in kettlebell training is mis-gripping the handle of the bell. Most athletes will wrap their hand over top of the bell and grip it with an even distance between the horns. This grip is acceptable during carries or lifts but during any ballistic movements to include swings, cleans, and snatches this grip is inefficient. The... View Article

Coaching Cues – Reinforcing Proper Squat Mechanics

March 20, 2018

  🇺🇲  Welcome back to your weekly edition of the #MondayCues section of our #PraxisSeries. Our cue today comes to us by way of the king of the lifts. The #Squat. The cue is to “sit between your feet.” All the requirements of a good cue are intact. It’s short(4 words), it’s specific (between your feet), it’s actionable(sit). We’ve found this cue to be especially helpful while personal training athletes that may have the proper mechanics and mobility to squat well but aren’t quite comfortable with the motor pattern. Many athletes have been inundated with the low bar squat cues... View Article

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