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Five Steps to Making Your Workout Flow

  An effective workout follows a specific order. For a typical 60-minute workout, see appropriate times for each component in parentheses. For longer sessions, dedicate more time to the power, strength and conditioning sections. Prime (5:00): Initially spend some time foam-rolling out any sore spots, stretching the hip flexors, and activating the glutes with band … Continue reading Five Steps to Making Your Workout Flow

Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

As we move into the New Year, you may be craving a fresh start. The holiday season can often derail our normal fitness and nutrition habits. While health should be a year-long pursuit, New Year’s resolutions can be a fun opportunity to change your habits for the better. Many people select over-ambitious or vague resolutions, … Continue reading Keeping Your New Year Resolutions

How to build a competitive weight room

  Why compete in the weight room? To build a culture of accountability and hard work across your entire program. Competition is what separates an “OK” weight room from an “elite” weight room. It is what brings out the absolute best in all of us and even more so for athletes. Competition is where you … Continue reading How to build a competitive weight room

Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

It can be difficult for athletes, coaches and parents to sort out fact, fiction and fads in the evolving field of sports science. The Sanford Sports Science Institute is here to help. Through its role as the official research partner of the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, SSSI experts are going to your questions in this ongoing … Continue reading Ask an Expert: Sports science insights for athletes

Timeless movements: Deadlift

Why it works: Done correctly, the deadlift delivers a lot of bang-for-the-buck while reinforcing proper hip-hinging and spinal alignment. This multi-joint movement engages all the musculature of the upper and lower body in one exercise. It is great for strengthening your lower body posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, spinal stabilizers), along with engaging the muscles in … Continue reading Timeless movements: Deadlift

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