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Sep
17
2012

Is the bench press overrated?

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Many sports require the total body movement of pushing while standing.  Football linemen are excellent examples of this, wrestlers and MMA athletes also clearly demonstrate the need to exert pressing force while standing.  This same pressing movement is also important in daily activities for the general population. Many functional activities are done while standing and [...]

Sep
12
2012

The muscle bound myth

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Ask anyone that has pulled a muscle and they will tell you the importance of flexibility. Flexibility can be defined as the ability to move a joint though it’s full range of motion.  Good flexibility is important for normal movement and injury prevention. Flexible hip and upper back joints help to maintain spinal alignment and [...]

May
5
2012

MMA Inspired Abs

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Stir the Pot Exercise with Swiss Ball This is an exercise I stole from my man crush respected colleague Dr. Stuart McGill. He is the world leader in back pain research and works with elite MMA athletes like Georges St. Pierre.   The stir the pot exercise is a great intermediate to advanced exercise that [...]