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CSCCa Conference 2014 Review

We have a new guest this week, Zach Houghton.  Zach is a strength and conditioning coach at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  A few weeks ago Zach went to the CSCCa conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I asked Zach to provide us with a quick review of his experiences at the conference, and […]

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Eric Cressey’s High Performance Handbook Review

I don’t get overly excited when people send me programs and products to review because, honestly, there is a lot of garbage out there.  I’m sure you hear all about every product on the internet, and I try hard to only talk about things I think are worthwhile – quality products created by quality people […]

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Product Review: Magnum Leg Curl

Even if you don’t like the exercise or don’t see a purpose for doing it, it’s still worth having an educated opinion on leg curl machines.  Jim Kielbaso and Adam Stoyanoff took a few minutes to describe one of the better leg curl machines made, the Magnum leg curl. We’re not exactly sure which generation […]

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Product Review: Magnum Biangular Lat Row

Row machines may look like a simple concept, however, just like other strength training pieces some are better than others. We’ve used dozens of different machines and right now have one that hopefully we can get rid of sooner than later. When we’re testing these pieces we’re looking for durability, limited need for adjustment, and […]

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Book Review: Born to Run by Chris McDougall

Reviewed by Adam Gentry After being on hold at the library for a couple of months, I recently had the chance to read the book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Chris McDougall. First off, the book was fantastic. McDougall presents a lot of […]

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Book Review: Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik

Reviewed by: Nick Wilson, Asst. S & C Coach – University of Detroit Mercy In a time where there is always a “new and improved” way to get strong and get in shape, this book is refreshingly different.The main premise of Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik is that if you want to get bigger and […]

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Product Review: TRX Suspension Training Device

Nick Wilson CSCS – University of Detroit Mercy The TRX Suspension Training is a new piece of equipment that sparked my interest when I saw it being used on the “The Biggest Loser” TV program.After doing some research, we purchased one for our strength and conditioning department. This training system consists of a Y-shaped nylon […]

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Product Review: Vertimax

Ted Rath MS, SCCC – Detroit Lions The Vertimax is a piece of equipment that I have become familiar with in the past couple of months.During that short period of time I have developed a great appreciation for this piece of equipment.The Vertimax offers each athlete hundreds of resistance settings from several different angles.The basic […]

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USAW Sports Performance Certification Clinic Review

Jennifer Query, MA, CSCS, USAW As strength coaches and performance trainers we have all heard of the USAW. Yes, the association is primarily for competitive weight lifters and club coaches looking to either become certified to coach competitive weight lifting athletes or for the athlete themselves. But, the USAW also has developed a Sports Performance […]

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