Strength Training: Using the landmine to build power

What is the Landmine?  It's a barbell anchored to the floor with a weight on the other end. What is Power?  Power is how fast you can move weight. Training for Power:  If power is measured by how quickly you can move weight, explosive strength is needed to accelerate force, hence, speed, elasticity, explosiveness, size and stability all play a role in training for power. Using the Landmine to build power: The movement of the landmine itself can help teach an athlete how to effectively transfer force between the upper and lower body, while also presenting a greater demand on

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Strength Training: Fatbells

CSC Trainer Evan squatting with an overhead fatbell

Fatbells are a variation on the classic Kettlebell but with a twist. The handle is located inside the bell putting all the weight an equal distance from your wrist and hand. This allows the Fatbell to move with your hand and arm as if it was an extension of your body! This makes learning exercises like The Single Arm Snatch far easier than with a traditional Kettlebell while still getting more of a challenge than a dumbbell provides! Fatbells can be used in place of dumbbells for presses and rows but also for popular Kettlebell exercises like Swings, Snatches, and

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Calf Strengthening Exercises for Runners

calf exercises for runners

Strengthening your calves isn’t just about preventing injury to your calves. It’s about protecting your lower legs as a whole. For example, if your calves are too weak, it puts stress on your Achilles tendon and shins. No runner likes dealing with a painful, squeaky Achilles tendon or going through the agony of shin splints. Include these calf exercises into your training routine two to three times per week to improve your form and help prevent injuries by building muscle in your lower body.  The difference between good calf exercises and great calf exercises is the time and attention you put into

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