(How-to) Get A Grip!

From valiantly carrying all the groceries in one trip, having an intimidating handshake, to playing tug of war with your dog, we all need grip strength! In fact, in a study by Perna et al. it was determined that most folks “fell into the ‘needs improvement zone’.” Furthermore, in Leong et al.’s article Prognostic Value …

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The Unbreakable Manifesto

I’m a big believer in values – more specifically, defining your own, writing them down, and living them out. Furthermore, I believe it is better to have one or two you stick to for life than to have ten you thought about once and never applied. Unbreakable Strength Co. might be my coaching business, but …

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What the F*%k is a moment arm and what does it have to do with my training!?

In simple physics terms, “The magnitude of the moment of a force acting about a point or axis is directly proportional to the distance of the force from the point or axis. It is defined as the product of the force (F) and the moment arm (d). The moment arm or lever arm is the perpendicular distance …

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Life Lessons I Learned In The Gym

Humility When I first started training, I was 112 lbs of gangly pre teen. I had never played sports (with the exception of parks and rec micro soccer) and I’d never touched a weight. I fell in love with lifting through anatomy books and body building magazines. After some self educating I jumped right in…I …

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Scapular Rhythm, Posture, and Shoulder Health

Relevant Anatomy and Scapular movement The shoulder complex is comprised of the scapula, clavicle, and the humerus. The glenohumeral joint, AC joint, and their associated musculature all work together to create movement in the shoulder complex. The shoulder is attached to the torso by acromioclavicular joint and it’s ligaments, while the serratus anterior and subscapularis …

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What does it mean to be strong?

Websters defines Strength as, “The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.” When we first begin training it is pretty common for us to …

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The Case Against Motivation

“Extrinsic goals such as financial success, appearance, and popularity/fame have been specifically contrasted with intrinsic goals such as community, close relationships, and personal growth, with the former more likely associated with lower wellness and greater ill-being.” – Self Determination Theory researchers E.L. Deci and R.M. Ryan  Motivation has become a hot button word in the commercial fitness market. We are …

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