Articles by Steven Fritsch

Central Governor Theory

25 Sep

One of the most powerful aspects of health and fitness is the realization that everything begins and ends inside the brain of the individual. Every choice before, during, and after the gym is mostl...

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Sustainable Strength Programming

17 Jun

In the world of strength and conditioning, countless schools of thought exist regarding how to structure and periodize programming for strength training. And within structure and periodization, the...

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Are You Actually Injured?

25 Mar

At Central Athlete, clients come to us with a wide range of fitness goals. Some individuals want to lose weight, get stronger, or get out of pain. Generally, though, most of our clients simply want...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Jerk

18 Mar

In Olympic weightlifting competitions, the clean and jerk combines two movements to lift the barbell from the ground to overhead. Historically, the clean and jerk can win or lose a competition. In ...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Clean

04 Mar

In Olympic weightlifting competitions, the clean and jerk combines two movements to lift the barbell from the ground to overhead. Historically, the clean and jerk can win or lose a competition. Whi...

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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Snatch

28 Jan

Olympic Weightlifting is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and oldest olympic sports to date. It consists of only two movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk. The former being a movement i...

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3 Training Hacks to Increase Your Bench Press

19 Nov

There’s always been one question that regularly makes its way around every gym: “How much can you bench?” So much so that Mark Bell created his entire company off of that one question. It’s a quest...

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5 Unconventional Uses of the Reverse Hyper

30 Sep

The Reverse Hyper is a piece of exercise equipment that was designed and invented by powerlifter, strength coach, inventor, and author, Louie Simmons. After breaking his back in 1973, surgeons want...

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5 Exercises to Improve Shoulder Mobility

09 Sep

In the world of 2020, humanity has developed a plethora of struggles like spending long periods in chairs, looking at various screens for hours, and chronic lack of sleep. With the development of m...

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Why Community is Essential For Success

06 Aug

Social support is defined as the perception and actuality that one is cared for, has assistance available from other people, and most popularly, that one is part of a supportive social network. Sci...

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An Effective Home Gym for Any Budget

04 Jun

With the crisis of COVID 19 lingering, you may be experiencing many emotional, social, and physical constraints, one being the inability to access the gym. With the brief absence of public gyms, ho...

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3 Ways to Optimize At-Home Workouts

16 Apr

With the recent crisis of COVID-19, many of us are without our favorite facility, the gym. Whether you enjoy a large amount of heavy lifting, conditioning, or even just the community, it’s a weird ...

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3 Reasons Powerlifters Need Aerobic Conditioning

09 Jan

Powerlifting is a strength sport that measures a lifter’s best squat, bench press, and deadlift to achieve the highest possible total. A lifter has three attempts for each lift, to lift a maximum w...

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6 Specialty Barbells for Strength Training

31 Oct

We all have tools at our disposal that will support our journey to become the strongest versions of ourselves. Whether it’s the barbell, dumbbells, or even cable machines, they all work. But, somet...

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