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Deadlift Without Back Pain- Kasey Esser

Deadlift Without Back Pain

It gets pretty old seeing deadlifts vilified for blowing out the backs of 78.9% of all humans*.   Deadlifts are dangerous.  I won’t disagree with that.   But so is anything worth doing in life.  You just need to set yourself up for success and do things the right way and you’ll probably be ok.   In the case of deadlifts, you will be more than ok. You will be a greater version of yourself.  One that has a much stronger posterior chain, less fat, more muscle, less chance of getting injured, and better...

The Real Beach Muscles and How to Get Them- Kasey Esser

The Real Beach Muscles and How to Get Them

One of the things that I like to talk about with my female clients is obtaining the “X-Factor”.  This conversation usually occurs within the first few sessions, once I have a rapport with them and they understand I am odd, yet still accept me for who I am. When I bring the X-Factor up to them, a hush usually falls over the room and a few objects fall over from a mysterious wind. A few lights flicker on and off, too.   “What did you say, Kasey?  You watch the X-Factor?”   “No,...

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...

A Program to Help Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt- Kasey Esser

A Program to Help Fix Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

When I graduated college, I thought I knew a little bit about training people.  I had my NSCA-CPT and had just passed my CSCS.  I spent the better part of the past year and a half working with D1 athletes and actually programming for several of the teams there.   The people that I had worked with got great results, and I read stuff all the time.  All the top fitness blogs, Men’s Health, you name it, I devoured it. And then when I got my first training position...