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People join Straight Shot when they're looking for something different. Maybe they need guidance as a newer athlete, maybe they're a seasoned athlete whose current program isn't working, maybe they're dealing with reoccurring injuries from muscle imbalances and faulty movement, maybe they are looking for a more progressive take on functional fitness, or maybe they just want to see what we're all about. Whatever their reason behind joining, we sincerely hope they've found what they're looking for with our coaching. If you're looking for a change up, we'd love to have you join our crew!

P.S. Coach @rebeccareifsnider is looking JACKED in our new shirt as we gear up to film a ton of new demo movements for the program. Head over to our website to grab a Straight Shot shirt today!

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Handstands as prehab?
We program handstands into our prehab on pressing days to ensure our athletes have sufficient stability in the shoulder girdle and core to handle large loads overhead. If you're not ready to support your entire weight in a handstand with excellent form like @ecirincio here, we also have other progressions available for you to work your way up to this gymnastics staple.
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If you have low back issues that make squatting heavy temporarily difficult, unilateral movements like step ups are a great way to continue loading your lower body in a pain free manner. Not only are you maintaining your strength, you're addressing hip and core instability issues that may be the underlying issue behind your back pain.
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"The Prayer Stretch"
Great for opening up tight lats and the thoracic spine that keep you from effectively pressing overhead. Try a couple sets of 20-30 seconds in between your warm up sets on overhead press. As you gain more range of motion, those following warm up sets reinforce that new position.
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This is the 2nd installment of the 2 part episode we did chronicling our first experience training for and competing in a strongman competition. In the first episode, Rebecca Brandon and I discussed our training along with our coach Andrew and gave you a brief overview of the events at the Strongman competition. In this episode, we get into the specifics of how we each did with the events and reflect on the entire competition experience. Plus we’ll give you some tips on how to enjoy your first competition as a strongman or strongwoman.

You can find the Straight Shot Radio podcast on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your podcasts!

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Show a picture of a baby squatting and you'll hear two answers from most coaches:
1. "This is a beautiful, natural squat that we all should have. If we didn't sit so much and have so many movement restrictions, we'd never stop squatting like babies do." OR 2. "Babies have jello for joints, that's why they can squat like this. It's absurd to think adults should still be able to squat this low. Parallel or somewhere around there is a fine squat." I find myself somewhere in the middle. When I see my son squat it makes me want to see how well I can get each of my athletes to squat. Sure, some people may be able to sit full depth with toes forward and a flat back, while others may have to have a wider stance and not sit quite as low. Either way, no one should use being an adult as an excuse not to strive for a perfect squat. Nor should we deem a child's squat to be the most effective squatting pattern for all adults regardless of fitness level, biomechanics, past injuries, and current goals. Each person needs to eternally seek to improve their own squat pattern to become the best squatter they can be.

Want to work together on seeing how great we can make that squat? We squat multiple times a week and do mobility and prehab movements daily to help you move well and feel great. Sign up for a subscription to Straight Shot over at our website for less than you'd pay for a pack of diapers!

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Great having Straight Shot power couple @monsterjohnster and @natasha1holmes in town from the west coast to train this weekend.
When I first started coachin, there were still "male" and "female" sides of the gym. The past decade has brought about an incredible paradigm shift in training where there are no longer "women's" and "men's" gym areas or training programs; there are just strength and conditioning programs for ATHLETES. Everyone needs strength, conditioning, mobility, stability, endurance, power, speed, quickness, and agility. Seeing John and Natasha both following the same program today is what I hoped I would see when I started developing this system 10 years ago. Way to go, people! Let's keep moving this thing forward.
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Congrats to Jeff for hitting 300 for the on trap bar deadlifts! Since I got this video he's up to 320 on this lift! Hitting PRs is not an easy task while dieting and Jeff has continues to gain strength while on his weight loss journey.
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Deadlift reps keep going up but your 1 rep max isn't? This is common if you always do what's called "touch and go" reps. Start doing 3s and 5s with a full reset at the bottom to work on your speed and strength breaking the bar from the floor. To reset, barely let go of the bar once it's on the floor while keeping the rest of your body braced, then regrip it and rip it up for another rep. Switch to this version for a while and before long that 1 rep max will stay creeping up.
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5x3 pull-ups today 💪🏼
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Back in the late summer, my friend and Strongman competitor, Andrew Presnell, got myself and some other trainers thinking about doing a Strongman competition. With the help of our other strongman friend John Taylor, Rebecca Reifsnider, Brandon Littleton, and I signed up for our first Strongman competition. In this 2-part episode, we sat down in the gym office for a rare break between clients and talked about our experience with training for and competing in a sport that challenged us both mentally and physically as beginners in a new discipline. In part 1, we take you from the time we switched from following my Straight Shot programming to Andrew’s coaching, all the way up to our final moments before the first event started.

You can get the Straight Shot Radio podcast on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay and wherever else you get your podcasts!

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In our current training cycle, we're programming box squats at lighter weights and lower reps once a week. We have our athletes focus on properly loading on the way down, sitting for a second, then exploding up as fast as possible. This has a high carryover to our heavier back squats and all other explosive lifts where the legs and hips are involved.

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Proud wife!! Go listen to Straight Shot Radio strongman podcast part 1
My husband @apresnell21 got to talk about training for strongman and coaching @jonnyslick89 @rebeccareifsnider @blittle82 for their first competition!! #personaltrainer #frederickmd #localtrainers #ymca #straightshottraining #straightshotstrongman #strongman #fitness #trainer #coach #competing

Eyes forward, feet grounded, chest and elbows up, hit full depth. Whether its hitting the points of performance on a front squat or any other movement in the gym, you need to own each position of each exercise. If you feel like you suck at a certain range or certain movement, avoiding it isn't going to magically fix it. You have to learn how to create proper tension throughout full ranges in order for you to become a proficient mover. Proficient movers own each rep they perform and are less likely to get injured than their less focused counterparts.

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These higher rep sets feel WAY easier this week now that I'm one week into this program. Deads are up 50lb even though I only dropped 2 reps off all my sets this week. Body weight is up about a pound from last week. May have to increase the calories a little soon. #theroadto200

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2min to complete the following:

1 Kettlebell Snatch x 5 right arm
1 Kettlebell Snatch x 5 left arm
Renegade Rows x 10 (5ea)
Max Deadlifts @ 1.5xBW for men and 1xBW for women

Rest 2min

Repeat for a total of 4 rounds. Your score is your total deadlifts.

Happy Halloween! Hope you enjoy our circuit from this week!

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Want that first strict pullup? Want more reps than you have now? Want to be able to do them with added weight? You're gonna need more than random practice and swinging from a bar hoping for the strength to come from that. Training the pull up is just like training any other strength lift: it requires consistently good mechanics, progressive overload, weekly practice, and the smart use of accessory movements.
Pullups and variation of pullups are staples in our program and we have lots of options for scaling to help you work up to your first rep as well. Head over to our website to see everything you get with a subscription to Straight Shot and pick up a t-shirt from our store while you're there!

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Form check!

I encourage subscribers to the Straight Shot program to send me videos of their lifts so I can monitor their form. I send them back my critique along with strategies to fix any issues they're having. No extra charge for this, I just want to make sure they get the most out of my programming since I can't always be there with them in person.
After all, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

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This week I kicked off my #roadto200 with a program I developed along with @apresnell21. My goal is to weigh 200lb by my 30th birthday on April 25th. It's a hypertrophy program with MUCH higher volume than I was used to while training for Rural Rumble 3. The idea is to start with higher sets/reps then drop the reps each week as the lifts get heavier, then bump the volume back up with heavier loads and repeat for the next cycle (or cycles depending on how it goes). Today was:

4x10 Deadlifts
4x12 Neutral Grip Pulldowns
4x12 T Bar Rows (last set shown)
Superset:
3x12 Rear Delt Flys
3x12 Incline DB Curls

Today's weight: 184

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