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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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How to Run Faster

An Informal Study of the Physics of Running Fast and Becoming Faster In my last article, I was out to reveal the lie being sold in the Speed-Agility-Quickness industry. With that behind us, the question looms: How do you really get faster? In an effort to be concise,…

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The LIE of the Speed-Agility-Quickness Industry

A coach in the UK sent me the following question on Facebook last week: After reading Do Agility Drills Create Better Athletes? (an article I wrote for Onnit in 2015), I was wondering – do you have any references to back up the article? I am trying make…

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hurdles on a green track

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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Training Around Pain and Faster Rehab (Part 0)

(Preface: When a college student nears finals, it’s as if they’ve disappeared off the face of the earth. They read; take notes; rehearse; neglect sleep, water, food, and company; bury themselves in the academic task ahead. Okay, first, clearly college is an unhealthy experience since this…

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