Author: Jesus Acuña

There’s a saying out in the strength coach world… “If it looks wrong, it is wrong.” In strength training and performance, there is a huge spectrum for programming exercises and an even bigger spectrum for what people pass as “good” technique.  Sometimes, coaches have to let people get some reps in and “figure...

Silly fads, contests, and gimmicks are a dime a dozen.  Training with a purpose and being a student of strength are legitimate goals to help establish long-term habits and results. Daniel Pink, the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, argues that one of the underlying factors of motivation and...

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