Strength

CHP Coaches Answer YOUR Questions! (Part One)

You asked? We answered! In part one of three, Alex Viada, Kelly Bruno, Mike Fecik, and Taylor Weglicki respond to your burning questions! ALEX VIADA What would programming for the gen-pop that wants to be strong, muscular and fit look like? “It could be literally anything. The wonderful thing about learning multiple training modalities is how many…

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A Stronger Core

Written By: Sam Winston Programming core strength is traditionally directed to a list of ab exercises performed at the end of lifting sessions. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes spent to on a few sets and repetitions of movements such as crunches, sit-ups, planks, and bicycles. The approach many people have adopted to train their core is…

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Don’t Resist the Training: Resistance Training in Youth Populations

Written By: Ryan Miller MS, CSCS Resistance training, also termed strength training, is implemented across all age groups to improve health. For children and adolescents especially, it offers several benefits; some of those are increased self-esteem, increased bone mineral density (BMD), and improved body composition. But strength training among this population has encountered a strong…

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So, you want to jump higher? Here is how!

Written By: Jakub Kalus A jaw-dropping vertical jump is one of the skills most of us want to have. It doesn’t matter if you play in the NBA, a professional league, or just pick-up basketball in your neighborhood. We all want to feel like Michael Jordan for a while. But how do you do it?…

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Training for LEO

Written By: Pat Skinner My name is Pat Skinner and I am a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) in New York state. I have been an investigator for two years. Prior to that I was a road trooper for nine years and know both ends of the spectrum. I know what it is required from this…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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The Three Pillars of OCR Training

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Training for obstacle course racing (OCR) can be confusing and complicated to the average athlete. Because there are several race options to choose from – including, but not limited to, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Savage Race, and Conquer The Gauntlet – the obstacles you have to train for can vary wildly. Some…

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Frequent Training Mistakes for OCR Athletes

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport that stresses the body of the hybrid athlete. Requiring athletes to simultaneously train for strength and speed can lead to problems, confusion and reoccurring mistakes. Once people have their weekly set routine down, these mistakes frequently come to the surface for the OCR athlete…

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My Back Hurts: Can I Lift?

Written By: Claire Kopko, PT, DPT, OCS, NASM-PES Low back pain is an almost expected malady of any strength athlete. It is the rare lifter who has not complained of this and had his performance negatively affected by this problem. Some opt to ignore the problem and work through it, while others choose to avoid aggravating…

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How To Train For Military Selection

Click here to listen to the show on iTunes (Apple) Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (Android)    Annie “Gunshow” Dohack of Complete Human Performance has successfully trained over 140 individuals for military selection in several branches of the armed forces. Here, she shares her expertise on how to program for members…

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