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Diana Andrews | February 19, 2020

Yet. Such a powerful and important word when I use it with young students. My elementary students will often tell me, “I can’t do it.”

“Yet,” I’ll respond. And it’s very true when talking to children, who are at a time of life with rapid physical and intellectual growth. 

However, three and a half years ago, yet didn’t apply to my own life.

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Amanda Sheppard | February 12, 2020

At this point in my career, I am Amanda Sheppard M.S. Ed., SCCC CSCS CPR/AED/First Aid certified. There are people out there who will pay for any certification that exists just to add more letters after their name, but in reality they are artificially filling their tool box and never becoming great at any one thing. We all know Rip’s opinion on the state of collegiate Exercise Science degrees and their effectiveness, but I think it might be appropriate to share my first-hand experience as to why he has a point.

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Daniel Oakes | February 05, 2020

We are clever creatures. Too clever. We can build Hadron Colliders, fly to the moon, and perform heart surgery. But when it comes to applying our cleverness to our own Philosophically problematic psyches, everything goes downhill faster than you can say, “I am envious of my Dad's dick. Because Freud said so.” As if that's the only explanation necessary.

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Andrew Lewis | January 29, 2020

Most flat benches sold are between 16 and 20 inches tall. A short-legged person may find that they are not able to effectively plant their feet during the bench press and create a tight arch in the upper back –  both of which are desirable. The anterior pelvic tilt created by their short legs might also cause lumbar overextension, and consequently low-back pain.

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