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How to Become an Elite Athlete

There are a few quotes about this which I love: “Little and often, over the long haul.” (Dan John quoting Ralph Maughan) “The elite are better at the basics than everyone else.” (MSgt. Duaune Stanton, quoted in Enter the Kettlebell) Look, everyone wants to be…

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Will Playing Sports Help Me Lose Weight?

Sport activities are frequently offered up as “great ways to lose a few pounds” or as positive social experiences within a fitness regimen. Both of those things are absolutely true. I encourage anyone involved in a fat loss effort – really, anyone who wants to…

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Beginners Set PRs…

…and experienced athletes win. Those are points of focus I remember from a Gary Winckler article. The great difficulty of a carefully measured sport is the pressure put on competitors to, at once, be the best in their field of peers that day and the…

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Why Is Strength Important For Athletes?

ATX Speed and Strength is about making athletes stronger, faster, leaner and better on the field of play. My training method focuses on making an athlete as strong as possible in the least time and using the least energy. That way, an athlete has plenty…

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You Are NOT Elite

…so don’t try to train like you are. People misunderstand how much work it takes to become an elite athlete. An amusing anecdote from the bodybuilding world: within weeks of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Education of a Bodybuilder, hundreds of skinny guys piled into commercial gyms…

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