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Alex Irigoyen
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Weight Room Design for athletes.
The weight room I currently work in is amazing. I have never seen another high school weight room like it. It is enormous. There are over 10,000 square feet and I have comfortably had teams of up to 40 athletes using the facility at once. Not a dime was spa...
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Power Training Prerequisites
As a Strength coach my main responsibility is to make all of my kids stronger, faster and generally more physically prepared for the rigors of their sport. The training includes lifting weights, speed and agility training, maximizing power output, increasin...
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Personal Trainer Turned Strength Coach
This summer my girlfriend, my dog, and I, all moved from Chicago back to Miami and with the move came a slight shift in my career. I had been working as a personal trainer, mostly in one on one settings, for a long time (the majority of the last 8 years) bu...
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Rolling, smashing and mobility training explained
Someone once told me that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of time a trainer has to blog and the amount of time he actually spends coaching people to get better. I couldn't agree more. About two months ago I resigned from my duties coachi...
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A Brief Intro to Pain Science and a Change in Coaching Style
In the last couple of
months I have been studying, and plan to study further, the science of pain.
It's a fascinating topic and one I admittedly have only just scratched the
surface of. But the things I have learned so far are very intriguing. Pain is a com...
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Lateralizations and Regressions: Product Review
I have spoken in the past about people in the industry who have inspired me in my training and coaching. Near the top of that list is Charlie Weingroff. He recently released a DVD series called Lateralizations and Regressions Charlie's first DVD set further...
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Programming for Crossfit
A little over a month ago as a part of a managerial shake
up, I was given the job of designing the exercise programming at my gym, Rowfit
Chicago. I have been highly critical of many traditional CF programming
strategies before ( you can read by clicking he...
Programming for Crossfit
Programming for Crossfit
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ViPR, Animal Flow and Developing as a Coach
Last week I was cleaning out my computer, deleting things I will never need again and I came across some old programs I wrote for clients when I was in a sophomore in college. Looking at that work shows me just how far I have come in terms of coaching and t...
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You're Not Allowed To Do That
Every good coach has their niche.  My bread and butter is getting people stronger in the most practical manner possible. What I mean by that is that I am not a powerlifting coach, but I still know how to make people brutally strong. Strong While some who kn...
You're Not Allowed To Do That
You're Not Allowed To Do That
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Muscle Confusion and Proper Progression
Exercise program design is a complex topic with a lot of variables to consider. Within just a single weeks training a coach must look at volume, frequency, rest intervals and exercise selection and weigh those variables against the recovery capacity of the ...
Muscle Confusion and Proper Progression
Muscle Confusion and Proper Progression
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