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Core and Instability Training – Circus Act, or Performance Fact?

In all, Blog, Sports Science, Strength Training, Training, Warm-Up by Dave Scott-McDowell0 Comments

It is becoming impossible to talk about strength and conditioning without someone mentioning “CORE” training. The notion that in order to have functional sports training you must train the core specifically is not only wrong, but is leading to many problems and imbalances in today’s poorly trained athletes.  Before we delve into this, let’s first examine the classical thinking behind “core” training. …

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Bands and Chains… What happened to more plates?

In all, Blog, Sports Science, Strength Training, Training, Warm-Up by Dave Scott-McDowell0 Comments

This is a topic that has been on my mind for quite some time. Recently, I have begun to see an increase in the use of bands, chains and other forms of accommodating resistance with beginner and intermediate lifters. I see this type of training as gimmicky and believe that it misses the point of what these methods are intended …