On The Line: Raiders Star TE Darren Waller

 

In this week's edition of On the Line, Tommy sits down with NFL Tight End Darren Waller. The two talk about Darren's journey through substance abuse to recovery and success in the NFL, Darren's music career, Aux privilege's, and Darren's new podcast "Comeback Stories". Its a little more serious than our usual interviews, but his story is beyond inspirational.

 

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On The Line: Brian Scalabrine Playoff Series 7/6

 

On this weeks episode of On The Line, Tommy and Scal dive into a few topics:

  • Do the Bucks play better basketball without him?
  • What is the Bucks biggest weakness?
  • Why are the Suns so heavily favored? Do Tommy and Scal agree with Vegas? 

Watch and get the answer to all of these questions and more!

 

 

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3 Most Powerful Battle Rope Movements

 

What is power?

Power output is force times distance over time, or put in a simple way it is how much force you can generate over a specific distance within a certain amount of time. Think about a squat repetition...if you load more weight on the bar, squat deeper, and do it faster, it will create far more power output than if you take weights off of the bar, do quarter squats, and do the rep slower, your power output will be drastically reduced.

 

 

The same physics works with battle ropes.

If moving more slack in the rope makes me produce more force, and I move over a greater distance, and I do each repetition faster, I am going to produce far more power output, than if I have too much tension in the rope, move it just a short distance per rep, and move the rope slower, my power output will be drastically reduced.

With that in mind, why would we use arc movements like rainbows, smiles, and figure eights to help produce more power output?

On top of the physics of power...

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On The Line: Actor Rob Morgan

 

In this week's edition of On the Line, Tommy sits down with award winning actor Rob Morgan. They talk about how Rob got into acting, the perfect level of fame, secrets of Hollywood, and Rob's recent accident.

 

 

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On The Line: Brian Scalabrine Playoff Series 6/22

 

On this weeks episode of On The Line, Tommy and Scal discuss game 7 between the Nets and the Bucks and look forward to the conference finals. Do the hawks have a chance?  Are the suns the favorites? Can the clippers compete without Kawhi Leonard? 

 

 

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On The Line: 2019 Worlds Strongest Man Martins Licis

 

On this weeks episode of On The Line, Tommy interviews  professional strongman and 2019 worlds strongest man Martins Licis! 

  • Is Martins coming back for his worlds strongest man title in 2022?
  • What is the weirdest thing Martins has ever lifted?
  • What is the worst injury Martins has gotten in-competition?

Find out this and more in this weeks episode of On The Line! 

 

 

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How to Get Just a Little Bit More from Your Workouts

 

Most people want it all and they want it yesterday. Having goals with your training and physique are important, but when you spread yourself too thin you end up further away from where you want to be. The best thing you can do to see results is get clear on what you want to achieve the most and then stay consistent with anything that supports that.

 

 

Finding the perfect program is a trap. There is no perfect program. The key is to stick to a program long enough to see the results you intended to get with it. Tracking and assessing are all part of the results process. When you jump from program to program you sabotage yourself and make sure the results take as long as humanly possible (if they ever come at all).

When you stick to a program for at least 3-4 weeks, be consistent with the plan and put everything you’ve got into it you’d be shocked at how well it serves you. We love hearing about people who’ve gone through our programs like Minimum Space...

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On The Line: Brian Scalabrine Playoff Series 6/15

 

On this weeks episode of On The Line, Tommy and Scal recap the playoffs so far and take a look into what the conference finals could look like. Who could take over as the villain of the playoffs? Trae Young? Chris Paul? What about Rudy Gobert?

 

 

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Intensify Your Battle Rope Workout with these 5 Variations

 

Battle Ropes are already intensity in ten cities, but if you are ready to level up with them...check these 5 Variations to Intensify your battle rope training: 

 

 

  1. Tall Kneeling - This position allows you to understand how much your legs give you power, even if you are just doing an “upper body exercise” like the alternating waves or lateral waves. The tall kneeling still allows you to use your hips and torso to generate force for and through your upper body and arms.
  2. Half-Kneeling Right - I choose half-kneeling if I am trying to “turn-on” one of my glutes or get more muscular activation through one glute at a time. This will help force unilateral engagement and activation.
  3. Half-Kneeling Left - Don’t forget to use both sides, unless there is a radical asymmetry in your musculature and engagement...no one wants to walk in circles from too much engagement on one side over the other.
  4. Seated - If you thought your abs and upper back were...
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5 Variations to Add to Your Kettlebell Swing

 

The swing is a powerful movement that helps the strongest and most powerful athlete get even more explosive. Two hand swings are great and have their uses, but here are five swing variations you might not have tried before.

  1. One Arm Staggered Swing 

Here you’re going to take the mechanics of the swing (strong hip drive, tense upper body, tall standing position), but instead of staying in a bilateral stance with your feet at an equal distance you’re going to stagger your feet. This allows you to focus slightly more on one side (your front leg) as you drive through to the top of the exercise. On this variation avoid rotating your torso on the downswing. Sink into your front glute on the downswing to add a greater unilateral focus to the movement. 

  1. Alternating Staggered Rotational Swing 

This is by far one of my favorite kettlebell exercises. You get the timing of the alternating position from the hand to hand transfer as well as your foot position, the...

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