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Which Workout Is Most Effective?

Hunter Bennett What is the most effective workout? This really is a bit of a loaded question – because, as with most things in the health and fitness industry, it depends. You would be hard pressed to find someone on this planet who does not know that working out is good for them. Seriously, whether

Injury Prevention in Baseball

Hunter Bennett Baseball. America's national pastime. One of the most popular sports in the country, and as you very well know, also one of the most exciting. Then when we consider that most high-level baseball athletes can throw a ball at more than 100 miles per hour (and most can also hit a ball moving

The Best CrossFit Workouts For Cardio & Strength

Hunter Bennett Over the last decade, we have seen CrossFit explode into the mainstream. It has quickly become one of the most popular ways of training on the planet. This unique form of high-intensity exercise is renowned for both its brutally intense workouts and a great sense of community. Oh, and I the fact that

Perfecting Your CrossFit Pull-Up

Hunter Bennett Over the last few years, CrossFit has truly revolutionized the health and fitness landscape. It has changed the way many people look at exercise, while also introducing the many benefits associated with heavy barbell-based strength training to the masses. With this has come the development and alteration of a number of different exercises

Exercise: Is It Passion Or Addiction?

Hunter Bennett You would be hard pressed to find someone who could possibly consider exercising a bad thing. It helps us manage our weight and reduces our risk of disease and illness. Additionally, exercise improves our mental health and cognitive function. Yep, in the simplest sense, exercise is good. However, as I am sure most

How Hydration Affects Short Endurance Performance

Hunter Bennett Staying adequately hydrated has long been considered one of the most important aspects of sports nutrition. This does seem logical if you think about it. We know that the human body is made up of around 70 percent water. We also know that during prolonged periods of dehydration, you will see changes at

Fasted Weight Training: Does It Help With Fat Loss?

Hunter Bennett The last few years have seen the health and fitness landscape evolve in leaps and bounds. We have seen heavy strength training (and the many health benefits associated) introduced to the masses. We have realized that low-intensity cardio may not be the most effective option to boost health and enhance fat loss. And

Resisted Sprinting For Speed & Acceleration Development

Hunter Bennett Over the last decade, we have seen the world of athlete development come along in leaps and bounds (both literally and figuratively). We have seen the widespread uptake of strength training, plyometrics, and movement specific exercise. They are prevalent in practically every sport on the planet. All have been used with great success

The Role Of Foot Strength In Athletic Performance

Hunter Bennett Improving athletic performance is a never-ending endeavor. As a result, we are always on the lookout for new methods of training that can help you jump higher, run faster, and compete at a higher level. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the use of heavy strength training to

Start Positions for Sprinters

Hunter Bennett Sprinting is one of the most incredible acts of human performance on the planet. While at first glance it may seem like quite a simple task (just run as fast as you can, right?), upon further analysis it quickly becomes apparent that it is so much more than that. It requires every single

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