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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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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Trainer or Coach?

Value: Coaching vs. Training The evolution of the health and fitness industry has yielded countless changes over the years. Personal training used to be reserved for the wealthy or for the future/current professional athlete. Nutrition knowledge and the globo-gym have become “Wellness Facilities,” and everybody and their mother is a “specialist.” As I’ve watched the […]

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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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