Understanding EPOC

Reading Time: 6 mins               I recently put together a lecture centered around maximizing EPOC based on the existing evidence. This can be found below on SlideShare, or continue reading for a brief write-up summarizing what I’ve found. Human Energy Transfer During Exercise from AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS,…

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4 Findings from Tracking My Nutrition in 2018

Reading Time: 6 mins In the second month of 2018, I was persuaded to begin monitoring and recording my nutritional habits. Initially, it seemed that tracking my nutrition for more than a week or so would be tedious and downright unnecessary. As the weeks and months passed, I quickly saw the value in this…

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Pain and Exercise: Mechanisms and Theories

Reading Time: 1 min Yesterday, I presented a brief in-service based on some literature I came across (found here) recently. The article shows how central sensitization and immune function may be influenced by exercise to benefit those with chronic pain. I hope the attached SlideShare presentation below finds you well! Consume more content by…

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Safety Squat Bar: Trunk and Lower Body Mechanics

Reading Time: 3 mins   It seems like people are spending a lot of time talking about specialty barbells. As more facilities are investing in specialty bars, I have wondered how worthwhile are these varieties and for what specific purposes? Think about it: weightlifting bars, powerlifting bars, sport/hybrid bars, safety squat bars, cambered bars,…

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Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

Reading Time: 4 mins   NSCA Coach is an online journal published quarterly for all coaches who are NSCA members. I had saved by Antonio Squillante in September 2018 on Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport. Squillante also writes for Elite Track Sport Training and Conditioning; a website with a blog worth checking out…

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Eccentric and Velocity-Based Training for Collegiate Athletes

Reading Time: 3 mins   Introduction: Typically, strength training is used to enhance low-speed strength, while plyometrics and Olympic movements/derivatives are performed for power output. With the recent surge of velocity-based training (VBT), strength and power were hybridized by focusing on higher concentric velocities. VBT has demonstrated enhanced power output at various speeds and…

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5 Keys to Ankle Kinematics in Ice Hockey Skating

Reading Time: 3 mins   Previous literature has investigated the stride length and rate data of ice hockey skating. This brief article seeks to further examine the foot and ankle kinematics with bilateral twin axis electrogoniometers. “The purpose of the study was to examine the kinematics of the foot and ankle using electrogoniometers during the…

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