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Grip Strength is an excellent Indicator of Health and Age

In the article „Anti Aging, Biomarkers & Strength Training“ I have looked at muscle mass and muscle strength being an excellent indicator of biological age. Another study published in the American Journal of Medicine has gone even more in detail and shown that grip strength is an indicator for mortality[…]

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The Floor Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Raise – short GHR – is an exercise done on a GHR machine where the feet are locked and the lower legs is fixed in horizontal position while the thighs are supported. Each rep starts at the top, first the knees are extended, then the hip will[…]

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Ein Trainingsplan für Sprungkraft

Die meisten Athleten benötigen Sprungkraft. Ob in Sportarten wie Weitsprung, Hochsprung, Dreisprung und Gewichtheben in denen das Springen der zentrale Mittelpunkt ist. Oder Sportarten wie Fußball, Handball, Basketball und Volleyball in denen es eines der häufigsten Bewegungsmuster ist. Und auch allen Sportarten in den Sprinten und Rennen entscheidend ist, da[…]

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3 Things, that I have learned from Juan Carlos Simo

Around 2009 I have heard the first time of a group of Trainers from the Dominican Republic, their „Maestro“ Juan Carlos Simo and their enthusiasm, passion and hunger for good training. Juan Carlos is known to produce big and strong girls and guys. Girls that can do 18 chinups. Guys that[…]

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Volume Training like Serge Nubret

Serge Nubret is a successful bodybuilder and actor from the 70s. And he was known for his unconventional approach to training. Back then there were basically 3 groups of training philosophies in bodybuilding. There were some bodybuilder that built their physiques by a low-volume high-intensity high-loads approach like Mike Mentzer[…]

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The Petersen Split Squat

The Petersen Split Squat is one of two Split Squat variations that I use were the rear leg is the primary mover. In the case of the  Petersen Split Squat the primary task of the exercise is to activate the Vastus medialis The Petersen Split Squat is named after Canadian[…]

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Functional Hypertrophy is King

Functional Hypertrophy is a term that I often use. The main reason for that is the importance of Functional Hypertrophy for success in strengthtraining. And its importance makes Functional Hypertrophy a cornerstone of my work as a strength coach. What is Functional Hypertrophy? The term consists of two words whose[…]

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Before’n’After #115 Interview – Sina Anders

Sina ist hauptberuflich Lehrerin und nebenberuflich Personaltrainerin in Frankfurt am Main. Innerhalb des letzten Jahres hat Sie das Before’n’After Programm gestartet, kam dafür einmal pro Monat nach Stuttgart und hat alle Module der YPSI Trainer A-Lizenz erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Sie hat ebenfalls über 10% Körperfettanteil und über 9kg reines Körperfett reduziert.[…]

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3 Dinge, die ich 2018 gelernt habe

2018 ist es vorbei. Es ist Zeit für eine Zusammenfassung. Es war wieder ein sehr arbeitsreiches Jahr, mit 40 bis 60 Konsultationen pro Woche, 4 neuen Büchern und Seminaren von Berlin, München, Hasselt, Brügge und London bis Sao Paulo, Melbourne und Sydney. Wie in jedem Jahr habe ich eine ganze[…]

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