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The Laws of Strength and Conditioning: An Athletes Agreement
Matthew Johnson - April 21, 2016
At George Washington University we value the coach-athlete relationship. In order to reach peak performance both parties are responsible. keep reading

Adapting Wendlers 5-3-1 to a Wider Audience
Mike Boyle - April 06, 2016
Jim Wendler's 5-3-1 program has been frequently lauded as a great way to gain strength. keep reading

Athletic Development in the "Commercial Market": The need for Performance AND Longevity
Guy Massi - March 21, 2016
In a time when there appears to be "Performance Facilities" popping up on every other corner, one thing seems to be lost in the translation; Graduated development of the total person (athlete). keep reading

Video- Phase 3- Med Ball Crossover Shot Put Throw
Kevin Carr
In Phase 3 we use the crossover progression to generate momentum and produce as much concentric force as possible. keep reading

Video- Phase 2- Med Ball Shot Put with Step
Kevin Carr
In the Phase 2 progression we really want to begin emphasizing the aggressive wind-up and follow through. keep reading

Video- Phase 1- Standing Shot Put
Kevin Carr
The medicine ball shotput is a great power drill for overhead throwing athletes. keep reading

Short Power Session
Bruce Kelly - January 29, 2016
This is a short power session that involves a "heavier" Crossrope, a heavy kettlebell and box jumps. keep reading

Training To Prevent Hamstring Injuries
Kevin Carr - October 12, 2015
Of all gait related injuries hamstring strains have the greatest rate of re-occurance with as many as 1/3 of injured athletes suffering re-inury with the first few weeks following return to sport." -Tom Michaud keep reading

Video of the Week- Sled Rows
Ben Bruno - August 31, 2015
I use this exercise with most of my clients, both athletes and adults. Athletes (like in the video) use a lot of weight, but I even do this with my older clients with the empty sled or light weight. keep reading

Introducing the Hang Clean: Prioritizing Start and Finish Posture
Ken Whittier - July 27, 2015
After attending a Tom House Seminar a couple of weeks back, of course I learned a lot about baseball, but even more importantly, I learned a lot about coaching, and different strategies to better cue and communicate with athletes. keep reading

Do Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats Cause Back Pain?
Mike Boyle - July 07, 2015
Recently Dr McGill has been vocal about Rear Foot Elevated Split Squats potentially causing back pain, particularly SI joint pain and as he calls it "pelvic ring" disruption. keep reading

Video of the Week- Hang Clean variation
Devan McConnell - May 06, 2015
Hang Clean variation we are using for technique work...I call it Clean 1+1. One rep from high position, one from knees or just below. keep reading

Triangulating on the Target: Part One
Daniel Martinez - April 24, 2015
I'm not going to get caught up with providing too many graphics or pics in this post yet it has occurred to me, through dialogue with colleagues, that it would be very keep reading

Video of the Week- Weighted Rows
Jon Messner - February 19, 2015
Weighted Rows Everyday- The thing about doing weighted rows every day is that if you don't do them right, you are going to get hurt, probably very quickly. keep reading

Sample 4 Day Phase 1 Program
Michael Boyle - April 03, 2014
This is a sample Phase 1 four day program originally designed last summer for our NHL players and women's Olympic team. However, I would look at this as a great base 4 day for any sport. keep reading

Zercher Squats- Why You Should Be Using Them
Jason Pak - March 25, 2014
Zercher Squats have been a relatively recent addition to our programming at Achieve Fitness. We initially dismissed the exercise as a "hardcore" and inferior alternative to the Front Squat. keep reading