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Social Media Helps Spread Fitness Misinformation

Wow. I thought the Twitter was filled with diet and fitness garbage, which it is. But it’s nothing compared to the behomithic fitness dumpster that is the Pinterest. I’d been out of the social media loop until recently and when I checked back in I was amazed at the constant flow of fitness... [Read more]

What Can be Done to Improve Youth Football?

What Can be Done to Improve Youth Football?

Recently, a huge amount of attention has been spent on the subject of safer tackling in football. I am fortunate to be part of this national debate, as last month I participated in an edition of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” television series that dealt with the issue of USA Football’s... [Read more]

ARod Was Never Going to be an Everyday Player Again

ARod Was Never Going to be an Everyday Player Again

Alex Rodriguez’s is no longer an everyday, productive, Major League Baseball player, and the suspension has nothing to do with it. ARod’s injuries and surgeries have made him a shell of the player he used to be. You should have seen that last year. The suspension has distracted from this... [Read more]

But ARod Never Failed a Drug Test!

But ARod Never Failed a Drug Test!

The vast majority of the coverage continues to focus on the legal aspect of the “ARod Suspension,” which is not only boring and repetitive, but has zero relevance with regard to baseball and the rest of the sports world. The PEDs used by Alex Rodriguez are the real story here, as the use... [Read more]

ARod’s Interesting PED Regimen

ARod’s Interesting PED Regimen

While the vast majority of press coverage surrounding the “ARod Suspension Circus” has focused on the legal wrangling, I’ve been more interested in the details of the drug regimen Anthony Bosch apparently gave to the re-disgraced Alex Rodriguez. From the brief glimpse of the specifics... [Read more]

Study: CrossFit Training Poses Injury Risk, Benefits Similar to Other Programs

Study: CrossFit Training Poses Injury Risk, Benefits Similar to Other Programs

A study published in the November edition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research revealed some interesting conclusions with regard to CrossFit training, most of which are not great news. Despite the positive spin used in the headline,... [Read more]

The NFL’s Heads Up Tackling Program Still Won’t Work

The NFL’s Heads Up Tackling Program Still Won’t Work

So, I have coached an entire season of youth football, watched well over a hundred hours of youth and high school football film, watched countless other hours of live football, and watched hundreds of hours of televised football, AND have yet to see an example of the NFL’s Heads Up Tackling Technique... [Read more]

Lifting Weights Has Caused More Damage to Major League Baseball Than Steroids

Lifting Weights Has Caused More Damage to Major League Baseball Than Steroids

Despite the hype and hyperbole surrounding Human Growth Hormone, steroids, and other Performance Enhancing Drugs, the weight room – and other conditioning methods – has caused more damage to baseball players than damage from all the PEDs combined. And in the aftermath of Matt Harvey’s... [Read more]

Alex Rodriguez’s Play Will Get Him Off the Field Before the Suspension

Alex Rodriguez’s Play Will Get Him Off the Field Before the Suspension

First, ARod’s suspension might be a moot point, at least with regard to his playing the game. If you watch him play, he clearly cannot run, swing, or move properly fielding his position. As I’m writing this the Yankees have announced they are sitting ARod today. Hmm… Since ARod bulked... [Read more]

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