Coffee + Training = Gains (The unknown facts to unlocking your gym potential.)

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My coffee addiction has a workout problem. Or some variable of that statement is appropriate for this post. I recently found myself sitting in the office drinking a pot of Death Wish Coffee for the better part of 5 hours the other day. Working incessantly on a very exciting, but necessary overhaul of the Contemporary […]

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The # 1 easiest fitness hack!

Are you tired of having NO gains? Working your butt off and NOT losing any weight? Feeling the pressure of eating ONLY rice cakes and celery? Hating your stair-mill because you aren’t getting anywhere fast? Well, I have the easiest solution that NOBODY is talking about, and it makes me kind of annoyed. Most of […]

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Mind Your Movement: The Plank

Mind Your Movement: The Plank By: Ian Cutting The plank is an incredibly effective full body exercise. Planks force you to contract every muscle you have, creating high levels of tension. This tension helps you build body awareness and stability. They require total body engagement, and emphasize core and hip stability. This translates into improved […]

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Ego Check: Volume and Viciousness

So I had this really science based, fact check blog planned for today about the importance of bodyweight work as THE platform for success or continued success at any level of athletic endeavor. That without it you can’t lift more, or run faster, or yadda, yadda, yadda. Then I boiled it down to Ego Check: […]

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Growing Pains: New Beginnings

It’s been a while since I wrote a new article. I know that, much like in academia, in a social media driven world it’s publish or die. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to… Run your ever growing business (I can’t say thank you enough, by the way!!!) Run your training groups Meet with […]

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Questioning Your Comfort Zone

Foreword: Colleen Pierre When Colleen walked into Contemporary Athlete I was just as unsure about her, as she was about me, and what this place is all about. After the first session I expected, like most people that drop in, never to come back (By keeping my expectations low I get to be really, really […]

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Training Affect: Self-Coaching

In a sea full of sharks, be a f****** Megalodon. The Lake Placid Ironman is closing in on us, Sunday actually; I started to think about something I am privy to see that many other people are not, unadulterated unwavering confidence. (As a personal note: I interestingly enough do not have this trait.)             As […]

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Training Mistakes: Barbell

Training Mistakes: Barbell work If all you have is a hammer, everything is a nail. What are you trying to get from a training session? What is the appropriate tool for the job? I frequently find that the barbell is the go to tool for most people. Weightlifting here in America has found itself in […]

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Go Hard, or Go Home: What? That’s stupid.

When I opened Contemporary Athlete I had grand dreams (don’t worry, I still do!) of rows of amazing athletes of all ages doing agility drills, with fast moving feet; much like the fingers of a highly efficient stenographer banging away systematically. The uniform whirr of the wheels of ergometers churning away splits in a harmonious […]

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