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By the Coach for the Coach: Be a Better Coach – Todd Hamer (EliteFTS)

I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching about what the goals are for this article series. I think this must be examined if anything is to be gained from these articles. Ultimately, I hope we all become better coaches from this series. At the same time, I hope to open a dialogue about our … Continue reading By the Coach for the Coach: Be a Better Coach – Todd Hamer (EliteFTS)

We Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Gymnasts About Callus Grooming – Scarlett

In gymnastics, hand rips from gripping bars are common and repairable. Did you know they are, in many cases avoidable? I will give you tips on how to avoid grip rips. I will also explain how to repair and treat them if you do get these hand rips. Grip rips are part of being a … Continue reading We Could Learn a Thing or Two From the Gymnasts About Callus Grooming – Scarlett

Social Media: Friend or Foe to Our Self-Image? – Jen Comas Keck

Zing! I feel a small pang of jealousy pierce through my gut as I watch my friend Neghar execute who-even-knows-how-many* perfect chin-ups on a video that she posted on Facebook. watch?v=0PUORCSB8bA&feature=player_embedded *Okay fine. I do know how many. 15. Who does 15 chin-ups?!   As happy and excited I am for Neghar, I'm now equally annoyed at myself and can't … Continue reading Social Media: Friend or Foe to Our Self-Image? – Jen Comas Keck

The Revolutionary Guide to Manly Short Shorts – Justin (70’sBig)

... because I'm a fan of short shorts! Yes it’s true, I wear short shorts un-apologetically. And you should to. What I’m talking about is drawing a line in the sand. Unchecked aggression. We have a dedicated enemy, a worthy fucking adversary. Men. Women. This is what we’re up against (Exhibit A). The metrosexual. The skinny guy. The … Continue reading The Revolutionary Guide to Manly Short Shorts – Justin (70’sBig)

The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know: Part 1 – Peter Attia

To put this summary post and, more importantly, this 10-part series in perspective, let’s examine one of the most pervasive pieces of dietary advice given to people worldwide: “Eating foods that contain any cholesterol above 0 mg is unhealthy.” - T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study. No summary of this length can begin … Continue reading The Straight Dope on Cholesterol: 10 Things You Need to Know: Part 1 – Peter Attia

Visualizing a Lift: Part 2, Ritual Reinforcement – Cain Morano (EliteFTS)

Part 2, Ritual Reinforcement Introduction In the grand scheme of fitness and adaptation, there may be such a thing as wasted reps. In terms of technical mastery, every rep counts. Each rep and set is a lesson in how to and how not to do something. There is an adage “practice makes perfect.” This is … Continue reading Visualizing a Lift: Part 2, Ritual Reinforcement – Cain Morano (EliteFTS)

Bench Press Tips and Tricks: Part II – Jason Manenkoff

Based on the positive feedback I’ve received from our readers after my previous article entitled “Bench Press Tips and Tricks” was published, I have decided to follow up with a Part II. In Part I of this installment I discussed four tips that I have found helpful in increasing athletes, clients, and even my own … Continue reading Bench Press Tips and Tricks: Part II – Jason Manenkoff