Training should be fun. Of course it should be safe and effective in helping your reach your goal as well, but the importance of having fun shouldn’t be lost on anyone. Keeping training fun improves consistency and makes exercise something you look forward to, rather than view as an obligation.  Always Partner Up! If your…

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Routine is an essential part of life, especially if you’re chasing health and fitness goals. Typically, those who consistently exercise as a non-negotiable part of their routine fall into two camps: morning or evening exercisers. The early birds and after-work trainees rarely cross paths, committed to their favorite time to hit the gym.⁠⁠So what does…

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The Weightlifting Belt: To Wear or Not To Wear? That is the question.The Answer: It’s a personal decision – yet, I would agree that there are people who shouldn’t be wearing one. It is very important that we all learn how to breathe and how to brace with our lats, abs, and supporting core musculature…

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“The reason why we as coaches use tempo is to specifically control the athlete. Tempo is an important tool which can not only help the athlete learn the movement, but also develop appropriate motor patterns and body control.”  – OPEX Coach Mike Lee Tempo, also known as time under tension, is a programming tool that…

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