Hex Bar Deadlifts May Be Important For Athletes

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The hex bar has been a popular tool for deadlifts for a number of years now. While the hex bar isn’t specific to what a powerlifter does in competition, it might have some advantages for an athlete. First, in theory it would not require as much technique as a straight bar deadlift. Second, it’s theorized to take some of the stress off the lower back. Third, it’s going to save an athlete’s shins as the bar isn’t going to be...

Do More Than Stand There In Basketball

When I’m coaching basketball, I find it challenging to teach players the kind of speed that great offensive basketball requires. When it comes to basketball; players understand getting the ball to the open man, they understand the fact that the coach wants them in a certain position on the court, they may understand that they have a “role” in the offense, and they may understand the plays.   What is challenging for players, except for those that are truly gifted,...