The League of the Unapologetically Strong

The following blog post was adapted from an email I sent to my newsletter subscribers. If you, too, would like to become a member of the league of the unapologetically strong, enter ...

Three Ways to Play

I’m the person in the group who says yes to whatever zany new idea someone is suggesting long before they’ve finished explaining what it is. While that habit has gotten me ...

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The concentric portion of movements get all the hype, says Tim Moyer, MS, CPT, head volleyball and strength and conditioning coach for Philadelphia University’s team. Concentrics create movement through the ...

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