The Basics are Boring…

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…said nobody, ever; or at least they shouldn’t be saying that if they have. The basics are the furthest from boring in my mind. Yes, they are frequently used, but that’s because they work! Major movements like the back squat, deadlift, bench press, strict press (military), clean, and snatch are the foundations of every program. These[…]

Road to the 2015 American Open: Take 1

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I’m currently training to qualify for the American Open, which is something I’ve always wanted to do; qualify, that is. I’ve come close in the past, but never quite made it. I think my current numbers stack up around the following; although, I have not tested my lifts for some time now. Current Bodyweight: 78.6kg[…]

Activation of Lower-Extremity Musculature during Squat Variations; Comparing Front and Back Squats

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Here is the full paper of my Master’s project. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to figure out how to resize the photos I had for the first 4 figures. Also, I couldn’t figure out how to get the graphs on here either. They wouldn’t copy and paste from word, so I apologize for that. But, hey,[…]