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May Newsletter
May Newsletter

Summer is upon us and you know what that means: more time to train! We hope you'll take your time to enjoy the warmth whether you're on a hike in the mountains or laying out at the beach, but remember to drop in a few days a week to continue…

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The Importance of Routine Maintenance
The Importance of Routine Maintenance

Everyone who drives a car knows that it needs to be regularly maintained for it to function properly and get you where you need to go. You change the oil every 3-5000 miles, you replace and rotate your tires, and you may even need to have the transmission replaced. It…

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How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training
How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training

The Holidays are here once again and we are getting closer to the time of year when our fitness goals can become compromised if not disappear completely. Many people view their fitness as all or nothing, and particularly during the holidays this method of approach will only backfire. The holidays…

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5 Simple Nutrition Hacks You Can Start Doing Today
5 Simple Nutrition Hacks You Can Start Doing Today

Focus on practical advice: There is so much information on exercise and nutrition floating around today it can be overwhelming to even consider what avenue to take for improving your diet. Paleo, ketogenic, gluten free, and calorie counting are just some of the terms that have become popular in the…

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5 Tips For A Stronger Deadlift
5 Tips For A Stronger Deadlift

Do You Deadlift The Right Way? The deadlift is one of the best exercises that a human can do. It is one of the pinnacle lifts for increasing strength and has been used by athletes of various disciplines ever since its creation.  Whatever you fitness goals, the deadlift can absolutely…

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These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau
These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau

Everyone who trains has experienced plateaus at some time in their life. It’s natural not to always be advancing in your chosen sport, but what separates the good from the elite is how to address and overcome these plateaus. There are many different reasons an athletic individual can plateau, ranging…

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5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment
5 Awesome Routines to Exercise Without Equipment

Hey everyone, with the holidays fast approaching I have been getting more and more requests for workouts that can be performed with little or no equipment. The purpose of today’s newsletter is to arm you with five workouts that all have different goals in mind. So if you find yourself…

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Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist
Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist

Injury Prevention Today I am going to talk about something that every person can benefit from: injury prevention.  I have been a coach for several years and I have seen and personally experienced numerous injuries.  I hate getting hurt but one thing I hate more than that, is to see…

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Strength: Why Does It Matter to Me?
Strength: Why Does It Matter to Me?

Why Strength Matters: In the movie Enter the Dragon there is a saying: “Sparta, Rome, the knights of Europe, and the Samurai, they worshiped strength... for it is strength that makes all other qualities possible.”  I believe this statement to be quite profound, simple, and true.  Strength by definition is…

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Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete
Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete

Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete Recently I have had an increasing amount of students ask me to draft strength & conditioning programs for them. Which is great and awesome, but I only have so many hours in a days in which to work. My purpose in writing this news…

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The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back
The Top 5 Reasons Kettlebells Are Good For Your Back

Why Kettlebell Exercises are awesome: 1. Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes. The late Vladimir Janda, MD, from the Czech Republic observed that people with low back dysfunction often exhibit "gluteal amnesia".  And if not overcome with proper recruit pattern practice, it is likely to lead to more back problems, since…

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10 Tips for Training With an Injury
10 Tips for Training With an Injury

What to do when training with an injury: Hey everyone, Coach O here. This following article is written by a cyclist but the points he makes can be applied to all athletics. Getting injured is a real thing and here are 10 great tips to help you overcome the injury.  Pay…

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10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals
10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals

10 Deal breakers that may be sabotaging your fitness goals Below is a article written by Eric Stevens, who like myself is a contributor to breakingmuscle.com. Please give it a read and enjoy, also pay special attention to number 5 and 7 -Coach O 1. You Eat the Wrong Foods…

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The 6 steps to building mental toughness
The 6 steps to building mental toughness

The 6 steps to building mental toughness Below is a great article written by Strength Coach Andrew Read. Please take some time and give it a read. I don't care what sport you do there are good tips for everyone here to use. Enjoy the read What is it that…

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How to build a foundation of athletic success
How to build a foundation of athletic success

How to build a foundation of athletic success Hey everyone, Here is a article written by yours truly. I know the article may use Muay Thai as an example but the formula works for any athletic discipline. Enjoy the read and keep training hard. -Coach Orion Now is the time…

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