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What Are The Best Lifts To Train For Ultimate?

In 2015, I wrote in a letter to Texas Showdown that ultimate players were, on average, too weak. “Too weak” referred to weight lifted in the powerlifts, the Olympic lifts, and bodyweight strength standards like the pushup and pullup. Ultimate players, in my mind, had…

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ATX Speed Training Philosophy pt 1

I have a proven method for getting worse at all sports, which I call 5 Ways to Suck at Sports: Practice inconsistently (or not at all) Get (or stay) fat Ignore the health and function of your body Idolize elite players Pretend your skills are…

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Should I Hire a Strength Coach?

In the previous article, I explored who you should turn to for help when you want to improve as a player. Some athletes are now asking: What, exactly, can a strength & conditioning coach do for me? This may be the closest I ever come…

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Being Irrational About Steroids

I’m interested in starting a few fights about this. I was and am the prototypical “good kid” in sports. I have never cheated (“intentionally or unintentionally willingly violated established rules”) in a game. I have never taken any nutritional supplement other than whey protein, fish oil, and minerals….

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Training Around Pain and Faster Rehab (Part 1)

In July 2014, I decided to be an idiot. First, this is a story of being stupid in training and not listening to your body. Second, this is my story of recovering despite being stupid. June 25, 2014: I met with a local track coach…

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