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Rest and Improve: Part 1: Supercompensation for Badassery

We all love to train.  That’s a great thing.  The only problem is that sometimes our bodies need to rest to continue making progress.  If I could just pile drive my way through training as hard

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Fitness Pain Free Podcast Episode 13: MovNat Explained with Brian Tabor

Join Dan and special guest 2010 175lb Strongman National Champion Brian Tabor as he discusses the unique and refreshing fitness system of MovNat. What is MovNat? Who can benefit from MovNat? Who’s

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Ankle Mobility: A Small Twist to Make An Already Effective Exercise Better

Alright so we’ve all heard of the benefits of improving ankle mobility: Deeper, improved position in squats and pistols Improved tracking of the patella and knee position during movement Better

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Crossfit Level 1 Certification Review

I believe they ran out of kettlebells so a human was the next best choice for Spencer. A few weekends ago I headed up to King of Prussia with Danny and Jose from Steve’s Club in Camden NJ to become

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FPF Podcast E12: How to Build Strength and Muscle Mass Most Effectively

Rob and I are both devotees to the strength and muscle game.  In this episode we discuss: Our journeys into the world of strength and size training Just how buff is Dr. Rob Rowland? Programming for

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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification and Exam Review

Well, I finally got around to doing it.  I bought the latest edition of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.  I read the 600 page text book from cover to cover (twice) over a 6 week basis,

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Fact or Fiction? Will Heavy Squats Make Me Produce More Testosterone?

I always hear people talk about how doing squats will increase your body’s production of testosterone.  The gym is filled with so much “bro science” that it’s very difficult to

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FPF Podcast E11: Shoulder Injury Rehab and Prevention

Dan and Rob Discuss: Common shoulder injuries in the fitness population Prevention strategies Rehabilitation Strategies Our favorite exercises for shoulder health How the prowler makes people throw up

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The Lizard Crawl – An Advanced Core Exercise

Everybody loves a good lizard crawl. Technique: Get into a pushup position and take your legs out a bit wider then your shoulders and lower yourself a little closer to the floor Focus on keeping your

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A Case for Better Technique

As gym rats we can get lost in getting a certain amount of sets or reps accomplished at x or y weight.  We want to follow a given program for best results.  What we can lose in that process is working

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Pay it Forward

I’m a really fortunate guy.  I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the smartest people out there.  I’ve had the chance to train with some of the strongest people on the planet. 

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FPF Episode 10 – Screening and Assessing the Fitness Population

With the popularity of Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), the topic of screening and assessing personal training clients has become hot.  Dan And Rob Rowland take a wack at it: Why

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