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Overhead Press Plateau

I don’t think there is anything worse than finding a lift that you straight up can not improve on. It’s like winning the lottery but getting an IOU, who the hell wants that? Today, I’m going to tackle the Overhead Press as many of our Masters Athletes seem to have a hard time increasing weight on this lift. I’d say of every lift in the catalog, the OHP is the hardest to develop Over the [...]

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Masters Athletes and Why They are the Superior Breed to Train

  If you told me five years ago, that I would be writing an article about men & women 40-60+ that are the superior breed to train, I’d say you were on drugs. Why? Because five years ago, all I wanted to do was train the biggest, baddest 20 somethings on the planet. Anyone that was completely out of their minds were my ideal clients. Powerlifters, Strongman, Lineman, Combat Athletes, I wanted them all, and [...]

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Why Every Motivational Meme You Read Is Not Motivating

****Warning, this blog will more than likely offend you**** I am sure you all have seen them pasted on your Instagram and Facebook feeds, pictures of beautiful serene mountain tops with some epic phrase or quote to "inspire" you to get moving and get happy and get living. Now, on the surface these all seem like harmless gestures that make someones day, but I sat down and analyzed this, maybe a bit more than one [...]

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Deadlifts Got You Tense? Good! Tips & Technique!

I know what you are thinking “Mike, don’t you promote Yoga, mediation and all sorts of other holistic shit? Why would you think being tense is a good thing?” Being “tense” in certain aspects of life is actually fantastic, especially when it comes to training protocols. How many times have you heard a coach say “Engage Your Core?” Probably more often than I’d personally like to hear as this has zero actual meaning and to [...]

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Consciously Training For The Inconsistent Variable

  There is nothing more frustrating as a coach, than to sit and prepare an athlete for battle and see them fail. In fact, I can’t begin to tell you the amount of frustration and irritation I accumulate if an athlete that I’m working with does not achieve our desired training goal. I feel I’ve let that person down, and I always take full responsibility for everything that happens to an athlete the second we [...]

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Sunday Reflective *Defeat*

SUNDAY REFLECTIVE What does it say about the person who doesn't give up? The person whom never shows a sign of weakness even under scrutiny and the woes of everyday life These people are few and far between and when you come across one, take note on their every move as they do not breath nor think like anyone else and if you're aware they will awaken a certain thought process if you're able and [...]

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Weightlifting Wednesday with Coach Taylor – Jerk Drills

Jerk Drills By: Coach Taylor   Just like the snatch and the clean, there are drill to fix and strengthen your split jerk. For example, pausing in the dip will help teach you to not jump forward, keep the bar path straight, and finish your leg drive. Once you have figured out what you need to work on, these drills can help fix the issue.   Too narrow of a split/staying balanced in the catch [...]