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    How to Hang on a Bar Without Hurting Your Shoulders

    Most people have a very aggressive introduction to hanging and kipping movements.  It usually goes a little bit like this: Hop right up and grab the bar.  Didn’t fall off?  Great let’s try kipping. As coaches and athletes we generally don’t think much of jumping up and hanging onto...
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    How to Balance a Handstand

    Handstands are definitely one of the hardest things to master in the fitness realm.  Most people actually learn how to handstand walk before they learn how to balance in place.  This is akin to learning how to walk before standing. Working with the power monkey fitness crew, one thing they...
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    How to Quickly and Efficiently Progress Handstand Pushups

    I teach a lot of handstand pushups.  In a group environment it can be very tricky to find modifications and progressions for all athletes, especially when you have a class with varied levels of strength and experience.  Here are my favorite progressions, from easy to hard: This is also...
  • How to Make Your Own Healthy Beef Jerky Trail Mix

    Let’s get Beefy! I’ve always been a huge fan of beef jerky growing up.  Slim Jims, beef jerky, count me in.  Trouble is that processed, preservative laden grain fed beef ain’t the best for your health.  Well, through a bit of trial and error I’ve been able to come...