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Mindset! #LifeIsGood

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-April 22nd, 2020- As we continue to deal with COVID-19 I found myself recently starting to get down. The uncertainty over the virus, the constant worry of physical distancing to stay safe, when will the gym be able to open again, what’s the new normal going to look like etc. Not being able to hang […]

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Things We Don’t Do Part 2: Burpees!

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-February 18th, 2020- Burpees. Hated by everyone. Including me. Are Burpees tiring? Yes. Does that mean it’ll improve your fitness or sports performance? NO. I always tell parents you don’t need me to make your kid tired. Anyone can take them to a park with a whistle and a stopwatch and make them run and […]

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Things We Don’t Do Part 1: Back Squat

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-January 7th, 2020- This is going to be a series of posts on things/exercises we don’t do at The Dynamic Athlete. There are 3 specific exercises that are very popular that we do not do and this will highlight the 1st. The Back Squat. Probably the most well known and used exercise for leg strength, […]

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Training is like Farming

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-December 16th, 2018- Here is a link to a great article by world renowned Strength Coach Mike Boyle. I don’t need to say much cause he always does such a great job. Just know that results take time, and consistent effort over that time. https://strengthcoachblog.com/2009/12/23/training-is-like-farming/ Click Here and find the right training program for you!

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What Is TheDA Difference? The 4 E’s!

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-October 29th, 2015- What is The Dynamic Athlete Difference? It’s our coaching. While our training programs are proven to work as evidenced by our athletes, what really makes the difference is our coaching philosophy and it’s a system I created called The 4 E’s. Many of you may know I’m a tiny bit of a […]

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Core Training for Lacrosse

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-October 9th, 2014-      The core is a very overused and misunderstood term. It is often just used interchangeably with abs. While your abdominals are part of your core, there are many more muscles involved in your core. The core is the most important area for a lacrosse player to develop. It is responsible for […]

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Youth Training: The Truth About Resistance Training

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-September 4th. 2013- Every so often I get asked whether or not resistance training is safe for young athletes. The reasoning always being that it may be dangerous and stunt the athletes growth. One time I was training an athlete only to find out after our warm up and speed work that his parents have […]

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Why Train The Back?

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I just began running some new lacrosse strength and speed camps. As always, I get some awesome questions from my teenage boy athletes. This week I got “how much can you curl?” from one of my new kids. I love it. I had to explain why curling will never make you a better lacrosse player. […]

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CrossFit Training is Not (Sport) Specific!

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Yesterday an article on The Problems With CrossFit (link at bottom of page) started flowing through the Strength Coach community and I thought I’d share it. CrossFit is popular, especially in the lacrosse world where Reebok is a main sponsor. If you’ve read any of my posts in the past (like this one, or this […]

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If You Want To Be Fast, Get Strong!

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With the NLL season starting real soon the players have been training hard to be ready. A common theme I heard from my athletes this year is they want to improve their foot speed. What I believe they actually mean is they want to be faster and move better. I mean Michael Flatley, Lord of […]

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