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Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls

Peri-Workout Strategies When Fat Loss Stalls Ever since I posted this series Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 1 in 2012, it’s been the go-to topic that people have asked me to talk and write about. I’m convinced people like reading about nutrition and training more than actually doing it, but that’s beside the point. In case you aren’t… Read more »

Pre-Pro Day Upper Body Session

Today was our second upper body session of the week.  The exercises and sets/reps vary depending on where we are in the block and what I’m trying to accomplish with a specific person. As you can tell we are trying to bring up his bench/back. PVC pipe thoracic/lumbar region Medball upper body warm up – 10lb… Read more »

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Fred Duncan and Buddy Morris Hypertrophy Roundtable

Fred Duncan and Buddy Morris Hypertrophy Roundtable At my facility, Fred Duncan Performance training, we train people specific to their goal(s). For some, it’s speed enhancement and performance, while others need rehab or want to compete in bodybuilding. For Coach X and myself, we really enjoy a more hypertrophy-based split where we train ourselves into… Read more »

Sports Nutrition to Maximize Athletic Performance – Part 1

Sports Nutrition to Maximize Athletic Performance – Part 1 There are few factors that athletes have full control over in attempting to reach their genetic potential. Nutrition is one of the most important yet over-looked aspects in an athlete’s preparation. Here are some helpful tips for sports nutrition to maximize athletic performance. Whether it’s combining the… Read more »

Injuries In The NFL and How Poor Training Exacerbates This

Injuries In The NFL and How Poor Training Exacerbates This Can proper training reduce the likelihood of injuries in athletes? Absolutely. Can improper training lend itself to injury and prevent recovery in athletes? Unfortunately, yes. The key word here though is proper. There’s a stimulus, dose, tolerance, intended effect and actual effect. So while the… Read more »

The Importance of Proper In-Season Training for Athletes

The Importance of Proper In-Season Training for Athletes It’s well-established the benefits of proper strength training on the development, injury prevention and further advancement of performance in athletes. While most focus on off-season or pre-season training, one over-looked and often improperly programmed is that of in-season training. In-season training is crucial to the yearly training… Read more »

Bust Through Your Diet Plateau

You start your new diet and things seem to be going smoothly. Energy levels are steady and you’re excited to see where this can take you. The first week or two almost always results in noticeable improvements as you begin dropping a couple pounds, leaning up and heading in the right direction. The instant gratification… Read more »

Trap 3 Raise

Trap 3 Raise

Trap 3 Raise Underutilized movement for trap development and overall shoulder health – prone trap 3 raise. Retract, raise 120 degrees, lower and then protract. 1-2 sets of 10-15 reps is sufficient when adding this into your program. Remember, there are other trap exercises besides shrugs that can and should be used. Shrugs only address… Read more »