Building Muscle - Functional Resistance Training
Building Muscle - Functional Resistance Training
Sep 21 2017

If you're looking to build muscle mass then functional resistance training is for YOU. Get out of pain, increase energy and look better naked by combining body building, weight training and gymnast...

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More Muscle, Less Fat With Functional Resistance Training
More Muscle, Less Fat With Functional Resistance Training
Aug 09 2017

Fitness is trendy and people are always looking for the "short-cut" or the latest "fad" to follow. There are many forms of training that can lead to results but one we stand behind is functional re...

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Individually Designed Fitness: the Future for the Working Professional
A New Model of Fitness
Does Being Sore Mean You Had a Good Workout
Does Being Sore Mean You Had a Good Workout
Jan 27 2017

Does being sore equal a good workout? Coach Jesse provides some clarity to this myth. </class="video-container">

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Why You Can't Do a Pull-Up
Why You Can't Do a Pull-Up
Jan 20 2017

Struggling with getting your first pull-up or still using a band? Coach Jesse gives some advice on proven ways to help you finally get one! <class="video-container"> </class="video-contai...

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The Difference Between Working Out and Training
Functional Training For Body Composition
Functional Training For Body Composition
Jul 28 2016

Training for Body Composition...You’re Doing it WRONG Tired of running endless miles, spending countless hours in the gym moving from machine to machine or laying on the ground after an intense wor...

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Tempos
Tempos
Jan 01 2017

If you are already a Central Athlete Client and just starting, you will notice tempos show up almost daily in your individualized training plan. What is the importance, and why bother including this well known 4-digit number into a program?

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Central Athlete Program Design
Central Athlete Program Design
Jan 01 2017

Date - Each day of the design will be identified: Example:  12/6 Weight training: Movement @tempo; reps x sets; rest time Example: BS @20X1; 3-5 x 5; rest 2-3 minWeight training sets – Every 75, 90...

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Fitness Is A 401k For Your Body
Fitness Is A 401k For Your Body
Jan 18 2018

Stop trading your health for wealth. As your career path is moving forward, so should your health. Face it - one day you will die and what happens before this is a slow decline in muscle mass, entr...

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What Is Your BMW?
What Is Your BMW?
Jan 24 2018

No, we aren’t talking about the latest year model of the 328i. BMW is a catchy phrase that we use to describe one of our assessment models - Body, Move, Work. This model is designed to illustrate ...

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Why Your Fitness Plan Is Doomed to Fail AND 6 Empowering Steps Toward Long-term Success
Why Your Fitness Plan Is Doomed to Fail AND 6 Empowering Steps Toward Long-term Success
Feb 20 2018

Why Your Fitness Plan Is Doomed to Fail AND 6 Empowering Steps Toward Long-term Success by Jesse O’Brien It’s that time again: New Year’s! For some, this is the time to leave the past behind, learn...

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Why the CrossFit Group Training Model Will Eventually Fail For You
Why the CrossFit Group Training Model Will Eventually Fail For You
Feb 27 2018

Jesse O’Brien here. I am a previous CrossFit affiliate and have been a part of the CrossFit community since 2008. I have seen the tremendous growth of CrossFit, the evolution and even some of their...

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Progressive Overload
Progressive Overload
Mar 22 2018

If you want to improve your appearance, the main reason you may be failing is because you’re no longer challenging yourself. A completely randomized training program will work for a small amount o...

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The Top 4 Remote Coaching Platforms
The Top 4 Remote Coaching Platforms
Apr 10 2018

If we know anything about health and fitness trends, it is that impermanence is a consistent theme. From bodybuilding to Jane Fonda to massive globo-gyms—to the functional fitness craze—some posit ...

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How to Grow: Breakdown
How to Grow: Breakdown
Apr 12 2018

Looking to get bigger? This is week two of a series of articles that speak to just that. We will continue to touch on all things related to growing—both bigger and stronger. This week the topic i...

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The Four Principles Of Effective Coaching
The Four Principles Of Effective Coaching
Apr 17 2018

In any coach/client relationship, there are traits that are necessary for an effective coaching relationship. At Central Athlete, these are the Four components to effective coaching, and what we ve...

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How To Grow: Recovery
How To Grow: Recovery
Apr 27 2018

Looking to Grow? This is part three of our five-part series on how to grow, avoid plateaus and experience adaptation over a long period of time. You can only grow as much as you can recover and ...

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Personalized Fitness ... Explained
Personalized Fitness ... Explained
Jun 19 2018

Fitness manifests in many forms. This is for good reason: individuals have unique requirements for fitness relative to their overall functioning as human beings. Additionally, different people atta...

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5 Ways to Grow & Adapt
5 Ways to Grow & Adapt
Jun 24 2018

For most of the population, maxing out a deadlift is the least of their worries. But, for that same large population, complacency seems to be their worst nightmare. Continually growing, bettering t...

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4 Strategies to Improve Posture
4 Strategies to Improve Posture
Aug 23 2018

With the advent of modern technology came what’s popularly known as “the desk job,” which can be described as sitting in front of a computer for 8 or more hours a day. Not only did this advancement...

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The Benefits of Vibration Therapy
The Benefits of Vibration Therapy
Aug 29 2018

There are many tools on the market that are used to upgrade training prescriptions, enhance recovery—and optimize overall well-being. At Central Athlete, we house three incredible recovery tools th...

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Periods & Training: How to Sync Your Cycle with Your Workouts
Periods & Training: How to Sync Your Cycle with Your Workouts
Sep 12 2018

Periods and Training: Ladies and coaches, here is a topic that is not discussed enough in the fitness world but can have a huge impact on your training and mentality. You all know those training ...

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Infrared Sauna Use .. Is It Worth the Hype?
Infrared Sauna Use .. Is It Worth the Hype?
Sep 20 2018

There is no denying that proper training and nutritional prescriptions are essential when it comes to increasing performance, improving body composition, optimizing health and reducing pain. But th...

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Cold Water Therapy ... Is It Worth the Discomfort?
Cold Water Therapy ... Is It Worth the Discomfort?
Oct 04 2018

Central Athlete prides itself on delivering the most personalized experience for each client, not only with each client’s individualized training plan but also with the client’s nutritional, lifest...

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The Principles of Adaptation
The Principles of Adaptation
Oct 17 2018

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”—or in the eyes of strength and conditioning coaches around the world, specific adaptations result from imposed demand, also known as the SAID principle. ...

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Why Coaches Need Coaches
Why Coaches Need Coaches
Nov 15 2018

As a strength and conditioning coach, one of the most profound learning experiences I have had over the past six years has been putting myself through the same process I use with my own clients. ...

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How To Master Any Skill
How To Master Any Skill
Dec 10 2018

As a strength and conditioning coach, it is imperative to take more responsibility for increasing the maximum physical potential of each client as it relates to their specific goals. The journey is...

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How Training Will Make You More Successful
How Training Will Make You More Successful
Oct 18 2017

Training is a schematic approach to life. Training teaches clients several key tenets of life. ConsistencyYou must stay “grounded” in your journey of health and wellness. Adopting a “no matter what...

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