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3 Keys To No Back Pain Deadlifts

No matter how much fitness professionals want to proclaim the solution to back pain is more deadlifting (sorry, I can’t help but think of the old Will Ferrell SNL cowbell skit), there are those that have low back pain when […]

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When Should I Use The Barbell?

Almost 10 years ago I wrote a very popular and controversial article “RIP The Barbell”. One of the publications that picked it up got nervous and called it “An Argument Against The Barbell.” That was all fine, the points were […]

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How To Get SOOO Much More Out Of Deadlifts

I’ve heard it probably now for the past 10-15 years…”If you want strong glutes, hamstrings, and low back, then you gotta deadlift!” or something like “if you want real functional strength that you gotta do your deadlifts.” The reality is […]

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Creating More Successful Deadlifts & Hip Hinges

One of the most interesting things to watch as I spend more time in the industry is how things can change so drastically. When I entered the industry 30 years ago, the deadlift was definitely and outlaw lift. The deadlift […]

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Beyond the Deadlift

Jessica Bento, Physical Therapist (Creator DVRT Restoration Certification, DVRT Rx Shoulder, Knees, Pelvic Control, & Gait Courses) We have fallen for it! The trap that we thought we avoided by shifting our focus from training muscles to that of movement. […]

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Ultimate Sandbag Training Changing Real World Fitness

This past weekend was another great time of presenting at the Perform Better Chicago. One of the things I appreciate most about these summits is the simple fact that we get many different speakers at each event. For me, I […]

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Ultimate Sandbag Training for Better Backs & Strength!

DVRT Master, Ian Vaughn (Creator of DVRT Strength and Muscle Program)  Fitness is full of fun memes, right? We say a lot of things that unfortunately don’t always mean a lot or point us in better directions with our training. […]

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How Ultimate Sandbag Training Saves Your Low Back!

Last year I made a startling discovery for myself. I mean, I was a bit embarrassed as a fitness professional for over 20 years I hadn’t really “gotten it” until now. I fell in line with so many others in […]

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Difference Between Hinge and Squat Exercises

In functional fitness realms it is very popular to discuss the difference between a hip hinge and a squat pattern. Why? Because in a hip hinge we prioritize the use of our posterior chain (loading of the hamstrings and glutes) […]

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