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210, 2018

Optimal Bar Path

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: powerlifting, Weights|Comments Off on Optimal Bar Path

First question people ask when they see me is "Hey man how much do you bench?" It's a question as old as the barbell itself and one that many people take pride in answering. If your bench press is lagging behind or maybe you're looking for ways to improve it, one big thing to consider is your bar path. You've probably been told that bench press should be straight up and down, but if you take a look at elite benchers, their bar path is noticeably different. Image Credit: Greg Nuckols and Stronger By Science Comparing my bar path to the novice intermediate and elite level bench press, you'll [...]

1209, 2018

Surprise, You’re Still Not Hingeing at the Hip! — But This Will Help.

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Concepts, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Surprise, You’re Still Not Hingeing at the Hip! — But This Will Help.

I know this comes as a HUGE surprise! But, you still aren't hingeing at the hips! It is one of the most basic movements we all need to do. Please don't bend over. You'll hurt your back! — Move like a 3-year old. Watch this and ask me questions HERE !   - Dr. Anne About Dr. Anne Sorrentino, Sports Chiropractic Physician Dr. Anne Sorrentino and the team at Tysons Playground seek to help all athletes…..from peewees to pros… live at peak performance in all areas of their lives. Whether you are the elite athlete, the weekend warrior, or perhaps a person looking to discover their [...]

3008, 2018

What are those? They are Center-Mass Bells

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: kettlebell training|Comments Off on What are those? They are Center-Mass Bells

50% dumbbell + 50% kettlebell = 100% Awesome. We love kettlebells! But truthfully, there is a learning curve for most people. Swings and snatches are great exercises, but not everyone coming to our blackout classes has had the opportunity to receive high level kettlebell instruction from one of our StrongFirst certified instructors. Center mass bells are perfectly balanced in all three planes and provide a shorter learning curve. Even for experienced kettlebell enthusiasts, you will find that training with center mass bells offers that “same, but different feeling” that keeps training fun! Add you get all of the functionality of the dumbbell and absolutely ZERO stress on the elbows [...]

2908, 2018

Short on time, but gotta get your Cardio in?

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Short on time, but gotta get your Cardio in?

Wanna burn up to 400 calories in 15 short minutes?  Here's a fifteen minute calorie scorcher for you using 3 of our favorite things.  Kettlebells, Concept 2 ski-erg and Concept 2 rower. Every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 15 consecutive minutes you will rotate through the following 3 exercises. 1. 14 Kettlebell Snatches (7 each side) 2.  10 Kcal - Ski 3.  10 Kcal - Row Repeat for this sequence until you have completed a total of 15 1 minute rounds (each station 5 times) Set a timer (we use the gymnext timer app) to the EMOM Setting and set it for 15 minutes.  If you [...]

2208, 2018

How can you identify a Sports Chiropractic Physician?

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Health|Comments Off on How can you identify a Sports Chiropractic Physician?

D.C. stands for Doctor of Chiropractic. But, after the name and D.C., look for one of the two Sports Chiropractic Certification designated levels: 1) CCSP®- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - has completed a minimum of 100 hours in post doctoral sports medicine training and passed a written national board exam. 2) DACBSP®- Diplomate of the American Board of Sports Physicians - is the highest level of achievement. More than 300 class hours, more than 100 hours of field experience, passing written and practical national board exams and publishing a research paper in the field of sports medicine are required for this level. While any doctor can treat athletes, knowing [...]

2008, 2018

Powerlifting as a Rehab/Recovery Method

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, powerlifting, Weights|Comments Off on Powerlifting as a Rehab/Recovery Method

When you think powerlifting, most people think of big brooding men and women lifting weights that seem unreal or impossible for normal people to do. They often also think of it as something that tears the body down and causes injury. Most would be surprised to know that the lifts specific to powerlifting could (and should) be used as therapy to help improve knee, back and overall bone health. Although maximum effort lifts do invite some risk, the use of modified forms of the powerlifts, particularly the squat and deadlift can go very far in helping to alleviate knee and back pain. There is a ton of research that [...]