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Plyometric Training Exercises & Agility

Hunter Bennett When it comes down to improving athletic performance, we often think about enhancing our training to maximize speed, power, and strength – which makes sense, as each of these plays a key role

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What Does CrossFit Do to Your Body?

Hunter Bennett As far as the world of exercise science goes, there tends to be a lot of research on most common training modalities – which is obviously a good thing. You see,

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Alzheimer’s Disease- Could Irisin Be the Cure?

Hunter Bennett The one thing that strikes fear into the hearts of most people on this planet is the prospect of losing their mental capacity, such as having Alzheimer's. To be honest, I am no

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Virtual Reality Exercise

Jessica Gillespie-Friesen What if the secret to boosting your performance at the gym was simply wearing a headset? Recent research suggests that virtual reality exercise could reduce the perception of pain and the perceived level

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The Effects of Exercising On a High Fat Diet

Hunter Bennett When it comes to diet, there is an incredible amount of information out there – but unfortunately, most of it is somewhat conflicting. There are certain individuals who swear by a high carbohydrate

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Do We Really Need A Cool Down After Exercise?

Hunter Bennett I can picture it now. I finally manage to get to the end of a grueling training session, and I start preparing myself to settle down and do some light stretching, before immediately

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The Benefits of Sports Variation

Hunter Bennett There is a common line of thought suggesting that to become great at something, you need to focus on that single thing and dedicate as much time to it as humanly possible –

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Do Genes Dictate Your Health?

Hunter Bennett I would put my money on the fact that the vast majority of you reading this article have some sort of interest in health and fitness. In fact, simply because you are actually

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Developing & Maintaining Athleticism

Hunter Bennett When we think of great athletes, we think of their physical skills on the court. Their ability to make the most ridiculous of shots look easy, their ability to seemingly see the play

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Hunter Bennett Becoming fitter, stronger, and more functional is an endeavor that many of us attack with rigor every single day – and I use the word attack very deliberately here because to achieve these

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The Rise of CrossFit

Hunter Bennett Over the last few years, we have seen a resurgence in both high-intensity interval training, and barbell-based strength training – which is undoubtedly a good thing. These types of exercise have been shown

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How Does the Menstrual Cycle Impact Physical Performance?

Hunter Bennett There is a myriad of factors that affect physical performance capabilities. Things such as training status, emotional state, and of course both current fatigue and recovery status, are some of those that are

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Is Sleep the Missing Link to Athletic Performance?

Hunter Bennett When it comes to maximizing athletic performance, we often find ourselves seeking out complex training methodologies and fancy new pieces of equipment to get an edge on the competition – and as a

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Cognitive Sports Training: How Can It Improve Performance?

Hunter Bennett Competing and performing in sport requires a huge amount of time, effort, and physical capacity. To perform at a high level, you need the ability to express strength, speed, and power, and maintain

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How to Improve Your Posture

Hunter Bennett Changes in Movement Over the last 50 years or so we have seen some rather drastic changes to the world we live in. Through some unbelievable advancements in technology, we no longer have

Becoming an Unbreakable Athlete

Hunter Bennett The primary role of coaches and sports practitioners alike is to create robust athletes. Athletes capable of tolerating high training loads. Athletes that are capable of meeting the rigors of competition without a