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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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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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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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Can We Predict Who Will Get Hurt Doing CrossFit (TM)?

Today’s blog post was taken from a study in Dutch Crossfitters and Crossfitters in South Florida. 1) Like in many other sports and fitness activities, it seems like being a newer individual

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The 6 Best Accessory Exercises to Build a Stronger Squat

There’s a reason why they call them beginner gains… Today’s post comes from strength coach Kiefer Lammi. He’s the man behind the magic in Champion Stronger, our online training

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How to Manipulate Programming Variables for Strength and Rehab

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. Last week we went over how to deal with hip pain during sumo deadlifts. Make sure you check that one out if you haven’t already. Today’s

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Why It’s Imperative that Coaches Modify for Painful Athletes and How to Do It

I used to teach every year in Crossfit Ohare out in Chicago.  The gym owner and coaches are phenomenal and I had a blast every year going there.  I always wanted to make sure I was delivering my best

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How Exercise Heals Injury

I like to ask this question a lot when I teach seminars to coaches: How Do Injuries Heal? I actually get a pretty wide variety of responses.  Time, mobility, stopping what’s aggravating the area. 

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What Every Coach Needs to Know About Pain and Injury

So in our last post we talked about “why”, today’s post we’ll talk about “what”. Pain is a wonderful thing that our body’s produce to help us survive.  If we

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