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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Ankles, Hips and Groin

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 9, 2019

Do you find yourself uncomfortable in the bottom of a squat? Unable to keep your heels down at the bottom, or get low? This yoga pose is for you! Our featured pose of the week is a deep yoga squat (Malasana). You may be thinking, how can a squat be part of my stretching routine […]

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How Long Should I Rest Between Sets?

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 15, 2019

It is common to not quite understand how long you should be resting in between sets at the gym. Should you go as fast as you can? Wait until you’re completely re-charged? Well, it depends. Your goals will determine how long you should be resting in between sets. Lifting heavier weights will require a longer […]

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How to Set Health & Fitness Goals You Can Actually Reach

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 8, 2019

“I want to lose weight.” “I want to get strong.” “I want to eat better.”   While made with good intentions, these goals will not put you on the road to success or change. They may help to motivate you initially, but eventually you go back to old habits, get frustrated, and then repeat the […]

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How Do I Know If I’m Ready To Compete in Strength Sports?

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 2, 2019

Have you been thinking about competing in strength sports but don’t quite know if you’re ready or if it’s for you? Here’s a guide to what you should know before deciding if you want to compete for the first time in Powerlifting or Weightlifting. First things first… What’s the difference between Powerlifting and Weightlifting? Powerlifting […]

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STF: The Overhead Press

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone! Today for our STF video, we are looking at pressing overhead. The strict press is a common movement that strength coaches use with the barbell. This exercise however requires pretty good overhead mobility. If you have stiff shoulders, trying a dumbbell variation may be a better fit for you. Check it out! Christina

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STF: The Hip Hinge

By Christina Prevett | July 14, 2015

Hey everyone, Today for our STF video, we look at the hip hinge. The hip hinge is a progression to how we would pick objects up off the floor. It is super important that you master the ability to drive your hips back before you attempt any heavy lifting. Check it out! Christina

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