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Before Starting a Gym Here are Things to Think About

Author: Tim Caron If you are serious about starting a gym there is a list of books you should read at the bottom. The overwhelming message from all of them is an undeniable calling towards something. The stories and goals may be different, but they all have one thing in common. A deep physical need. Make no bones about it, entrepreneurship is a full-contact sport. To create something and not relent even after failures arise.

6 Takeaways from the World Weightlifting Championships

Author: Sean Waxman

I recently went to the World Weightlifting Championships in Indonesia. You can bet the whole time I looked to learn from the globe-spanning coaches, teams, and lifters represented there. Some of these were practical things that I can apply back at Waxman’s Gym. While others are more philosophical. Anyway, here goes with my list of top takeaways from the World Weightlifting Championship.

How Velocity Based Training Can Transform Your Coaching Style – Part 2

Author: Cedric Unholz

Combine the subjective assessment provided by your coach’s eye with an objective measurement of your athletes’ speed and power. That’s the promise of velocity based training (VBT).

Functional Fitness Workouts Work But Don’t Sleep On Isolation Exercises

Author: Sean Waxman

Over the past decade or so, the term “functional fitness” has proved to have staying power. There are some things to like about it. Movements that translate to real-world scenarios. Applicable to a wide range of sports. Functional fitness workouts are definitely an efficient way to build strength as well. That said, isolation exercises and single joint exercises have received such a bad reputation that they’ve fallen out of favor.

10 Cognitive Distortions In Athletics – Part 1

Author: Jim Afremow

Psycho-social factors, such as depression and anxiety have been on a rise in the last decade. While this is having a very real impact in our communities it has also impacted the world of athletics. Cognitive distortions can lead to sub-optimal performance and can take a serious toll on your athletes.

How Velocity Based Training Can Transform Your Coaching Style

Author: Cedric Unholz

To get the lowdown on this kind of coaching style, we talked to Cedric Unholz.  Currently he coaches Olympic wind- and kite-surfers in the Dominican Republic, and serves as sports science manager for PUSH, the leader in mobile velocity based training technology.

Before Starting a Gym Here are Things to Think About

Author: Tim Caron

If you are serious about starting a gym there is a list of books you should read at the bottom. The overwhelming message from all of them is an undeniable calling towards something. The stories and goals may be different, but they all have one thing in common. A deep physical need. Make no bones about it, entrepreneurship is a full-contact sport. To create something and not relent even after failures arise.

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6 Takeaways from the World Weightlifting Championships

Author: Sean Waxman

I recently went to the World Weightlifting Championships in Indonesia. You can bet the whole time I looked to learn from the globe-spanning coaches, teams, and lifters represented there. Some of these were practical things that I can apply back at Waxman’s Gym. While others are more philosophical. Anyway, here goes with my list of top takeaways from the World Weightlifting Championship.

read more

Functional Fitness Workouts Work But Don’t Sleep On Isolation Exercises

Author: Sean Waxman

Over the past decade or so, the term “functional fitness” has proved to have staying power. There are some things to like about it. Movements that translate to real-world scenarios. Applicable to a wide range of sports. Functional fitness workouts are definitely an efficient way to build strength as well. That said, isolation exercises and single joint exercises have received such a bad reputation that they’ve fallen out of favor.

read more

10 Cognitive Distortions In Athletics – Part 1

Author: Jim Afremow

Psycho-social factors, such as depression and anxiety have been on a rise in the last decade. While this is having a very real impact in our communities it has also impacted the world of athletics. Cognitive distortions can lead to sub-optimal performance and can take a serious toll on your athletes.

read more

How Velocity Based Training Can Transform Your Coaching Style

Author: Cedric Unholz

To get the lowdown on this kind of coaching style, we talked to Cedric Unholz.  Currently he coaches Olympic wind- and kite-surfers in the Dominican Republic, and serves as sports science manager for PUSH, the leader in mobile velocity based training technology.

read more

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