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SLAM Your Core on Saturday

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Core training might be one of the most overused phrases in the history of exercise science, but every once in awhile…the shoe fits.  In this week’s Product Spotlight feature, we once again present Bill and Eric Foran of the Miami Heat.  This time, it’s the Athletic Core Training program, a regiment designed to enhance your strength and power potential while eliminating points of weakness throughout your entire body.  If you’re already working on the Jump Higher program to increase your vertical, Athletic Core Training is a great way to heighten your explosive potential while building musculature you might have only previously dreamed about.  It’s absolutely worth a go!

In addition, today’s SLAM Feature article introduces Harrison Barnes, a 21 year old budding superstar with the Golden State Warriors.  After a solid regular season, the stakes were raised when starting power forward David Lee went down with a torn hip flexor late in the season.  Not only would Barnes see a drastic increase in playing time come the postseason, but his stellar performance was one that has built high hopes and expectations for the 2013-2014 season.  Abe Schwadron of SLAM Magazine pens this week’s Feature.

And lastly, today’s Daily Assist is courtesy of Steve Hess, head strength and conditioning coach of the Denver Nuggets, and reiterates the importance of hydration and nutrition and performance.  While nutrition isn’t something we will ever stop talking about on a daily basis, taking a very proactive approach towards eating better is the key to curbing bad habits.  Put in some effort, do some leg work, and truly figure out what meals and eating schedule work the best for you.  It will absolutely pay off!

Work your core, eat well, stay hydrated, recover, and as always, take a look at our Community Forums section at to interact with our strength coaches on a number of awesome strength and conditioning topics.

Yours in health and fitness,

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Chris Doherty
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Product Spotlight:  Athletic Core Training with Bill and Eric Foran of the Miami Heat


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SLAM Feature Article:  “Lightening Bolt-” Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors

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