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Does Strength Equal Speed? A Personal Experiment- Kasey Esser

Does Strength Equal Speed? A Personal Experiment

What’s up everybody!  Hope you had a great 4th.  I’m not big on fireworks, but I am big on dirty bulking, which I did plenty.  Jess and I actually moved apartments, so I spent the better part of the weekend lifting boxes, screaming “Lightweight!”, and getting an awesome arm pump.  It was great exercise, but after failing to put together several new furniture items (I’m as handy as I am short), I can gladly say the move is pretty much complete.   Here’s an excerpt from a conversation between...

5 Tips to Boost Your Deadlift- Kasey Esser

5 Tips to Boost Your Deadlift

If there’s one thing I love in this world, besides Commando quotes (whenever someone says, “Right?”, I love responding, WRONG!) and Trumoo, it’s deadlifts.  Being as tall and lean as I am, there is absolutely no reason why it’s always come naturally to me.  Whenever someone hears how much I deadlift, the response is always, “But you wouldn’t expect...

3 Tips to Focus Your Life and Be a Dominant Force- Kasey Esser

3 Tips to Focus Your Life and Be a Dominant Force

One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn over the past year is how to slow down.   Or, let me re-phrase that, one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn over the past year is how to FOCUS.  I used to think that meant slowing down, but it’s really not. You see, toward the end of last year, I was busier than I had ever been.  40-plus client hours a week, several programming hours, attempting to run a blog, writing articles for publication, growing a...

What I Learned at an Olympic Weightlifting Certification- Kasey Esser

What I Learned at an Olympic Weightlifting Certification

This past weekend, I attended the United States Olympic Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach certification.   Olympic lifting and I go way back…actually, not really…at all.   I lift heavy things, but I don’t do much beyond getting the bar up to my hips, as in a deadlift.  I have never spent any dedicated training time working on getting a bar from the floor to over my head (in a coordinated fashion, no less), as in a snatch.  However, I am on a quest to be immortal and accrue as...