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The Quest for More Mass: Bigger Lifts Equal Bigger Bodies

Allen Little and Johnny Heft were blasting their way through another rough set of bench pressing with Jay Cutler’s new Massive Chest Training program.   Over the past few weeks with Kevin’s new secret formula for gaining mass they added another inch to both their arms and chests and they were feeling good.  But as with every lifter they wanted more bang for their buck.  They were lagging behind on their other body parts and starting to look a little out[…]

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Kickass Youth Training – The Dividing Line in Youth Athletic Success

Just the other day Curd and I were chatting about different levels of motivation of different people and all of a sudden realized that those who get it, I mean really get the “why” in training are those who have to work their asses off to get better.  You see it’s not the athletes that have an easy time with their journey in sports and athletic endeavors that really see the big picture when it comes to strength and conditioning. […]

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screen time is ruining our fitness

Screen Time is Ruining Our Fitness

We spend way too much time in front of the television and other electronic devices.  Studies and reports on the obsession with the younger generations “screen devices” proves it, says Lily Rothman of Time magazine.  But don’t rely on the statistics from some obtuse government agency or random study.  Just look at how much television we as adults watch to determine how it’s ruining our fitness and health.   The Pot and the Kettle Believe me I’m no different from[…]

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Top Conditioning Exercises for Youth Athletes

Top Six Conditioning Exercises for Youth Athletes

So there we were, panting on the floor, gasping for air.  Our heart and lungs felt like they were on fire!  Our legs were gooey and felt like melted candle wax and our upper back muscles gave out quiet little spasms as they flexed and relaxed under duress of the intense conditioning session we just performed. This is how it feels to push your body to the max and grind through endless rounds of high intensity physical efforts.  It’s not[…]

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Youth Conditioning – Prevent Knee Injuries in Youth Athletics

Younger athletes need a foundational level of skills in both the squat and proper technique in jumping mechanics to avoid knee injuries.  It sounds quite simple, but many younger athletes have trouble performing these basic moves which could help save their knees from a lifetime of pain and knee injury. Today the focus of our coaching is to try and correct one of the most common errors in squatting and jumping technique.  Valgus collapse, essentially when the knees come together[…]

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Special Youth Conditioning Interview with former US NAVY SEAL Stew Smith

Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and fantastic strength and fitness writer joins CPT SMASH to share his insights on youth strength training and conditioning. Stew started out as an enthusiastic football player and powerlifter, who joined the US Navy SEALs, serving eight years as part of a SEAL team and now focuses his efforts on providing superior strength and conditioning programs to help develop and prepare the tactical athlete to sustain the rigors of[…]

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Hostyle Youth Conditioning – Teaching the Kettlebell Swing and Hip Mobility

The kettlebell swing is one of my favorite go-to exercises for teaching younger athletes how to hinge from the hips and develop that explosive power necessary for all sporting activities.   In order to utilize the hips effectively an athlete must first recognize that the hips are where all of your power comes from and in order to harness that power they have to be able to engage their glutes, hamstrings and adductors to drive their movements. This is the basic[…]

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Hostyle Conditioning Youth Assessments with the Cumberland Grads Major Atom A Team

So last night was a blast and our first team assessment for the Cumberland Grads Major Atom “A” Hockey team! Awesome experience and I can’t wait for more tonight! Busy running through the numbers right now for these young athletes! Connect with Hostyle  Youth Conditioning on Facebook  to get your athlete an assessment to see where they need to work on for their competitive sports today! And tell em’ CPT SMASH sent them! SMASH IT! -CPT SMASH Cumberland Grads Major[…]

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Hostyle Youth Conditioning news

Hi moms and dads, This Wednesday at 4 pm We are running youth Conditioning assessments We will be assessing – mobility – stability – strength – cardiovascular capability – explosiveness – stamina each youth will be shown their own strengths and weakness’s This will be valuable to determine over all training needs as well as be able to retest to show how they are improving. only 8 spots per session $20 per youth Email [email protected] or call 613-830-9300 to get[…]

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Youth Conditioning – avoid it and you your kids will suffer!

I don’t know if the title for this blog post was too harsh, or maybe not harsh enough. The subject of youth conditioning is a pretty close to my heart for many, many reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that I have 2 kids, a girl 10 and a boy 12, and that I own and operate Hostyle Conditioning. But it goes so much further these days… Childhood obesity is at an all time high, kids are[…]

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