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Building Better Pull-ups without Pull-ups

I like to think that the purpose that I have in dealing with a serious spinal disease is so that I can better help and understand others. I’ll be honest, we all as fitness coaches sometimes lose perspective on what […]

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Stronger & Better Turkish Get-ups

  Ara Keshishian, DVRT Master, (Follow on Instagram HERE) If there is a drill that really gets looks in the gym it is the kettlebell Turkish Get-Up (TGU). Most people look at the exercise and can’t figure out what muscles […]

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The Worst Kettlebell Exercise

There is a weird sentiment going around fitness. “There is no bad movement.”  Hmm, while I would never claim to be the movement police, last time I checked most people get injured because they moved poorly, not just a “different” […]

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Side Plank Comes to Life

  When it comes to actually benefitting from core training beyond just “smoking” your abs, the side plank may be the most important starting point that most people just misunderstand. While the front plank tends to be the super star […]

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Does Your Deadlift Hurt? Let The Weight Coach You

Last week I wrote a blog post that questioned if the deadlift really helps low backs like everyone says. The moral of the story was….maybe! Sounds like a great post right?! The point was the deadlift that everyone knows and […]

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How to Get More Out Of Planks For Core Strength

  DVRT UK Master, Greg Perlaki (Creator of DVRT Dynamic Warm-up Program) There’s a common theme that keeps coming back when it comes to functional training. Many of us (including myself) have talked about this simple concept before (like last […]

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The Deadlift That Makes You Move & Feel Better

20 years ago trying to convince people that the deadlift would help one’s low back would have caused people to think you are crazy! Fast forward to today, if you disagree with the idea that the deadlift can help your […]

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The Truth About Tight Hip Flexors

  People often tell me, “Josh, no one reads articles or blogs anymore, stop dong them.” Maybe people don’t, at least they probably don’t read them like they used to because we live in an age of 15-30 second video […]

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Smarter Keys to Optimizing Goblet Squats

The goblet squat has exceeded anything that I thought it could become. When I first learned about the goblet squat over 20 years ago, I though it was a “nice” way to introduce people to squatting. Over time, I found […]

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