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Archive for January 2012

Should children lift weights?

Of course they should.  Besides, if we told them not to, they’d do it anyway.  What kid doesn’t try and lift up their siblings, friends, dog, cat, the big rock in the yard, or whatever heavy object they think looks like fun to try and lift?  So, left to their own devices, that’s what they do.  Why not introduce them to correct movement patterns while they’re at it? But, is […]

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Deloads: A New Approach

Bob Wanamaker The deload week is a rather simple concept.  An athlete or lifter needs periodic breaks of lower stress and intensity so that overreaching, and its evil cousin, overtraining don’t take up residence.  Overreaching and overtraining not only derail progress, they can also lead to injury. However, deloading also forces the motivated athlete to periodically lower the stress and intensity that keeps them at the top of their game. […]

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Power Training for Seniors

Sara Fleming Below, you will find an article that I wrote four years ago when I first began training clients. Shortly after writing this article, I had the opportunity to train my 67 year old father who was recovering from an extensive abdominal surgery. I put a lot of these principles into practice with designing his rehab training plan and we were quite successful at not only improving his core […]

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Power Training for Seniors

Below, you will find an article that I wrote four years ago when I first began training clients. Shortly after writing this article, I had the opportunity to train my 67 year old father who was recovering from an extensive abdominal surgery. I put a lot of these principles into practice with designing his rehab training plan and we were quite successful at not only improving his core strength and […]

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Practical Strength for Trainers

I’m going to take a moment and promote another project I’m working on. Some friends and colleagues and I have been planning a seminar for trainers, coaches, athletes, and folks who just want to learn more about the practical application of strength and conditioning.  Our first seminar is planned for March 24 and 25 in Malvern, PA at Malvern Prep.  We will be teaching the use of barbells, stones, implements, […]

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