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Tips & Tricks for Dining Out (while dieting/cutting weight)

August 27, 2018

5 Tips for Dining out when you are in a weight loss phase The biggest thing most people struggle with when they are trying to lose weight is being consistent. For most of us, finding the time to get to the gym is the easy part, things tend to become more difficult when we are tempted with going out to eat. A lot of us are a week or two into our cut and we are going strong and feeling good; until a social event comes up and we have a hard time trying to figure out how to track... View Article

What is a Turkish Get Up?

May 11, 2018

Ever wonder what kettlebell exercises you can do from anywhere? Today we are going to cover the Turkish Get Up! We recommend trying this with a light kettlebell to start.   Start lying on the ground with the barbell to the side of you, but in line with your body. Roll over to one side, grasp the barbell with one hand and cup the other hand around your first hand. It is absolutely essential to grab the barbell in the middle. Specifically, put your middle finger directly in the center of the barbell. I use a piece of tape to... 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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