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Interview with Mark Fitzgerald

Interview with Mark Fitzgerald

Last week, I was fortunate enough to get introduced to strength coach Mark Fitzgerald. Mark trains a host of young hockey players at his facility in Whitby ON, Elite Training Systems, and he's the head S&C coach for the Toronto Marlies (farm team for the Leafs). He's a young coach with a wealth of knowledge but realizes that there's always room to grow.

Weak Links Explored: The Trunk (Part 1)

Weak Links Explored: The Trunk (Part 1)

Over the past several months, we have been diligently testing our beta units against force platforms to make sure we're stacking up. These tests are being done at Blast Athletic in Toronto, PUSH's 'Official Testing Site'. This week, strength coach and owner at Blast, Marv, is going to shed some light on a controversial topic in the field of strength training, the trunk. If I were you, I'd listen to Marv...he's a beast - if you don't believe me, check out the cover image (yep, that's him).

I'll let Marv take it from here.

Autoregulation - An Alternate Approach to Periodization

Autoregulation - An Alternate Approach to Periodization

We’re nearing the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one thing I have to say...these athletes are absolute freaks! Although genetically gifted, you can bet that there’s more to it than that. These athletes have training programs in place that allow them to be at their best when it matters most. Essentially, training is enabling these athletes to ‘peak’ for major competitions. Peaking too early or too late could cost them a shot at an Olympic medal.