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When people say core training, people still think of crunches. It's one of those things that just won't die in the fitness industry. Fitness magazines still put them on the cover. There are crunch challenges on Facebook and Pinterest. It's not that if you do a crunch you are a bad person or your spine will explode. It's that there are…

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Hey everyone, I've been on vacation this past week so no new training articles but expect some new stuff next week! A couple from my gym travels to Mexico each year to build houses for families in poor neighborhoods. After Mexico I planned to spend a few days in LA with a friend. This is just some of the things I…

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I was stoked when I had someone I've looked up to for a few years ask me to be on his podcast.  I was interviewed by James Wilson of BikeJames.com *Download the podcast below or check out BMX Racing Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes apps* He's a sometimes controversial MTB coach that happens to have a little different viewpoint on…

The Push-Up has to be one of the most poorly performed exercises there is. It looks simple. Bend your elbows, lower yourself down and push back up. What most people don't realize is that the Push-Up is more of a core exercise than really anything else. There are a few common mistakes with the Push-Up that can be fixed with one thing...…

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I recorded a quicky podcast today with just myself. I had a question on my most recent blog article 3 Exercises For Beginners To Build Power that I thought I would go a little deeper in the answer than a blog post could go.     Check it out and feel free to discuss anything at all or ask questions for…

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Many of my articles have a strong emphasis on control, strength, good movement, mobility, etc. But for us BMXers, the one thing that really matters is POWER! Hell yeah!!! There's a reason I write about building that other stuff before I write about building power... You need that stuff first. To really maximize power, you need a stable core to…

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For BMX, strong and mobile shoulders are essential. Try holding onto your handlebars without your shoulders... see how important they are?! Just kidding, but really they are what connect the arms to the "core". Without that solid connection you will be lacking power. Strength in the shoulder is also really important when it comes to remaining healthy when you crash.…

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Before I dive into this article I just wanted to say that this isn't a clipless vs. flat pedals debate. I want to make it clear that this is more about if you or your child has earned the right to try out clipless pedals, not which will be faster. In the BMX world, the clipless pedal topic is on par…

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