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How to Assess Ankle Mobility and Considerations for Training

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV! In this episode we talk about one of my favorite topics, ankle mobility! Now I’ve been speaking about this concept for years but haven’t

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Why You Should Use Crawls and Copenhagen Planks in Your Training

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV! In this episode we talk about some of our favorite movements we love to plug into our training programs. We’re talking specifically about

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How to Use a Training Journal to Modify Training and Reduce Injury Risk

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV! In this episode we go even more in depth with auto-regulation, this time bringing in one of my favorite training tools, the training journal. In

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How to Use Auto-regulation to Boost Performance and Reduce Injury Risk

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. In this episode we talk about one of my favorite topics, auto-regulation. Here’s the thing, training isn’t the only stressor in

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Dan Pope on the Conquer Athlete Podcast

Today’s post is a pretty interesting one. I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by two of my good friends, Jason Leydon and Angelo Sisco. Both of these gentlemen are excellent

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What is The Best Overhead Position in the Snatch?

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. In this episode we bring in our good friend Mike Cerbus. Mike is one of the head olympic weightlifting coaches at power monkey fitness (where

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How to Address Hip Shift in the Squat

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. In the last episode we went over “knee cave in” and whether or not this is a problem or a natural part of the squat. Kiefer and I

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Does Knee Cave in During the Squat Matter?

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we talk about a pretty fun topic for me, but also one that’s pretty controversial. I’m sure you’ve heard the argument,

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How to Vary Bench Press Implements for Healthy Pressing

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we about some of our favorite modifications for the bench press. These modifications are really helpful for dealing with specific pain

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How to Use Tempo Training for Performance and Rehabbing Injuries

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we talk about a very powerful tool called tempo training. Tempo training is basically emphasizing one portion of a given lift. This

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Breaking Down the Dip (Mobility, Performance, Shoulder Pain)

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we take a look into one of my favorite exercises, the dip. Dips are a very important motion for carry-over to ring muscle-ups and can

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Hip Pain and Back to Squatting, Deadlifting and Olympic Lifts

Key Points: This article is a monster so I’ve included the main points to getting out of hip pain below: Modify training and lifestyle activities to allow the irritated hip to calm downEliminate

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