Intensity Magazine

Background

Intensity Magazine has over 40 issues to date. With over 20 writers, along with world reknown writers, they are growing into a well developed site with great articles. With names like Coach Davies, The Renegade, and Chris Korfist, there is no doubt that Intensitymagazine.com will continue to grow!

Featured Writers
The Renegage Coach Davies Chris Korfist
Contributing Writers
Kelly Baggett Jorge Carvajal Heath Church
Erick Colbert Jeff Dein Dan Fichter
Ed Fries Grant Hansen Dr. Mike Hurtle
Nate Jeffers Mike Mahler Jeremy Nelms
Jim Neuwirth Charlie Newkerk Jeff Olech

Articles

  • Dynamic Mobility, Part 4!

    Long breaks are customary in education. Vacations do not harm student's acquisition of knowledge. A human body, however, behaves differently. Long breaks in training ruin physical fitness and athletic performance...

  • Dynamic Mobility, Part 3!

    As we dive deeper into our agility practice, we find that sessions are structured to maximize motor learning and retention. We can also see that each drill serves a purpose in the bigger plan...

  • Dynamic Mobility, Part 2!

    Deeply rooted in our agility program are the strength and flexibility work that we do. We never forget the importance of taking your lifts through a full range of motion. As you see, each function of training overlaps...

  • Multi-Planar Bridging: What Is It & How Can It Help Me?

    Bridging, for some ungodly reason, is held to be the panacea of bodyweight exercise. Why on Earth I have no idea. Spinal flexibility benefits all athletes. Find out what multi-planer bridging is and how it can help you!

  • Motivation From Within.

    Over and over you hear the same words being spoken about the lack of motivation being displayed in our young athletes today. Learn why and how to get your players motivated!

  • The Importance Of Motor Skill Development.

    One benefit that we tend to over look with GPP is motor skill development. In a recent training session with a high-level hockey player, I noticed something that Coach Davies has been stressing since day one: GPP is great for developing motor skills.

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Seven.

    To help answer some questions, this week I will talk about some of the observations I have made while performing wheelbarrow GPP myself and watching the athletes at our Athletic Performance Center perform wheelbarrow GPP.

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Six.

    Learn the importance of adding GPP to your program, whether it be powerlifting or for an upcoming football season.

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Five.

    Now that we have the two necessary pieces of equipment for performing wheelbarrow GPP, the all-important wheelbarrow and the weight, we must now decide where to do this amazing exercise.

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Four.

    Let's talk some more about equipment for the wheelbarrow GPP. Last issue we discussed the all-important and necessary wheelbarrow. Now let's talk about another piece of equipment that is needed and helps complete the Wheelbarrow GPP: weight!

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Two.

    Did you try it yet? If you did, what did you think? Pretty amazing what this new exercise does to you for only a short period of time! Were you sore the next day? I am after doing wheelbarrow GPP yesterday. Find out how it can help you!

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part Three.

    Let's talk equipment. What do you need to be able to perform the Wheelbarrow GPP? A good old fashioned wheelbarrow, some weight, a surface to walk on and if you want great results from this form of GPP, a determination and a will to succeed ...

  • Wheelbarrow GPP: Part One.

    A year ago I started to write about a new and different type of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) exercise: Sledgehammer GPP. Because of the overwhelming response, I feel it is about time we add a brother to the weighted GPP family: Wheelbarrow GPP!

  • Defeat Self-Inflicted Failure!

    The deepest pitfall for both competitive athletes and people in general is the spirit of fear. Learn about the different types of fear and effective ways to defeat your greatest fears.

  • An Interview With Andy Macdonald.

    I know the readers will enjoy the opportunity to hear from not only one of the great skateboarders of our era but one of the finest ambassadors for it as well. Find out how he got started, who he used to ride with and his ride through the WHITE HOUSE!

  • Catching Up With The Miracle Boy, Dave Mirra.

    For those of you who don't know Dave Mirra, he's the guy you might see on the Slim Jim display at your local deli, or the dude in a TV commercial saying hello to his spleen that floats peacefully in a jar. He has won more X Games medals than any...

  • The Elimidiet For High School Athletes.

    As a high school coach I find that one of the biggest hurdles that I face with my athletes is diet. Most high school athletes have a horrible diet.

  • Reactive Strength: De-SISS-ifying Pushups.

    What you are about to read will curl the toes of those that worship at the alter of canonized calisthenics. The following is only for Renegade eyes and not for those who hold to the gospel of KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid.

  • Reactive Strength: Neck Mobility For MMA And Boxing.

    Recently a few fighters and coaches asked me how to prevent concussions and knock-outs in MMA. Learn how to improve your strength and agility too!

  • An Interview With Kelly Slater!

    It's an amazing life for Kelly Slater. The 30-year-old Florida native spent his formative years churning up the Atlantic ocean, winning hundreds upon hundreds of Amateur surfing events up and down the Eastern Seaboard...

  • Breaking Gravity Using The Pillars Of Strength!

    To those of you whom read this and resonate with the message, join in and walk the path of the Renegade? It's much deeper and more rewarding than just the toughest physical approach out there. Learn how to use the pillars of strength.

  • DC SPORTS Rx: What Are Results Of Clearing Complexes?

    There are two types of complexes, somatic and psychological. There is often found to be overlap between the somatic and the psychological. For you the athlete it is most important that you have your mind in the right spot. Learn why!

  • What's The Best Training Program?

    Too many times I get asked about what is the best training program. I get asked this so much, I should have one of those nifty micro recorders in my pocket so when that question comes up, I can just hit play.

  • Revisiting Treasures From The Past!

    I ate, slept, and lived to know more than the next guy so I could gain an advantage if the opportunity arose. I already knew I wanted to be involved in the strength and conditioning profession.

  • Training Youths For A Sound Future In Athletics!

    The trend today in youth sports is an intense specialization in a single sport. Parents increasingly are looking at their young children trying to identify what the best sport is for their young athlete.

  • Restoration And Recovery Techniques!

    A couple months back I alluded to a series of articles devoted to restoration and recovery. Well, it has been a long hiatus off from writing due to full-time coaching and other commitments, but here we go!

  • Minding The Body, Mending The Mind.

    It doesn't matter what you do when you have your coach push you, it matters what you can do when you don't. Can you face the challenge when the times get tough?

  • Specific Training For Aggressive In-Line Skating.

    Learn what you need to know to improve your skating ability and how to improve your style. Find out what you need to know to become the best in-line skater around!

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries #7.

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • Crossing Over To Performance Training!

    Learn how Renegade Training can improve your athletic ability along with your overall strength!

  • Putting The Forty-Yard Dash To The Test!

    When practices start, literally thousands of coaches will employ their system of talent evaluation. In 99% of the camps around the country, the 40-yard dash will be one of the most widely used tests.

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries #5!

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries #6!

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • Renegade Basketball: The New Style Of Training!

    One of the many great benefits to a Renegade-style of training is that it can be very flexible and adapted to fit a coach's needs. Learn how it will help YOU!

  • Tumbling Drills: Enhance Your Performance!

    If you are new and haven't heard yet, one of Coach Davies' many drills for increasing proprioception and agility includes tumbling. I have written several articles in the past that specifically detail a safe and effective tumbling progression ...

  • DC SPORTS Rx.

    When a complex is present, it displaces the more efficient innate activities and functions and replaces them with less efficient survival mode functions and activities. Learn what this means to YOU!

  • Counter-Conditioning Arm-Pump.

    Working with Clubbell SPP demands fine motor control under tension which makes it your ideal ally in nuking arm-pump hostiles from your race-day battlefields.

  • Defensive Back Training.

    The defensive back position, at any level of football, requires a vast array of skills and an advanced level of athleticism in order to dominate the opposition.

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries And Prevention #4.

    Continued series of the articles that examine the programs that will help in the prevention of injuries to the knee while at the same time increasing on-the-field performance...

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries #3.

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • Manipulating Your Hormones.

    Manipulating your hormones will help take advantage and ensure successful adaption, training, health and performance.

  • Women's Athletics: History Of Knee Injuries And Prevention!

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • WOMEN'S ATHLETICS: History Of Knee Injuries And Prevention - Part 2.

    The growth of women's athletics has seen the explosion in participation of women of all ages in previously male-dominated sports. Learn why so many women are having injuries and how to prevent them!

  • Renegade Tennis!

    In tennis, there are no preplanned plays, only constant scrambling and adjustments. Learn how renegade training can accelerate your strength & ability!

  • Amazing Gains: Renegade Training Results!

    As I look back on the mere 3 weeks that I have been training using the Renegade philosophy, I realize that I have gained much more than I expected.

  • Developing Hip Power

    Your mid back to the back of your knee are responsible for the most important and explosive power on the field, your hips.

  • What Is Core Stability Exactly? Part 1.

    The purpose of this article is to provide insight into what core stability actually is and how it can impact your training. A lot of progress has been made in recent years on the concepts of stability in musculoskeletal linkages and joints...

  • Techno Training: The Impact Of The Internet!

    The following is a new series on how information technology (i.e., the Internet, digital communications, etc.) has had a profound impact on one's ability to appropriate literature on diet and fitness.

  • Is Your Training Program A Job Or Career?

    A definition of terms might help to clear the confusion. A career in the Iron Game, in the context of the Oldtimers meant, an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework.

  • What Is Core Stability Exactly?

    The purpose of this article is to provide insight into what core stability actually is and how it can impact your training. A lot of progress has been made in recent years on the concepts of stability in musculoskeletal linkages and joints.

  • Dynamic Mobility.

    Incorporating Olympic lifts into your workout and their hybrid movements are a great place to start your dynamic mobility.

  • Split Second Action: The Importance Of Game Speed

    The fact is that this increased emphasis on dropping your

  • EVOLUTION: Female Athletes Rising To New Heights!

    Title IX has done more for women's sports than any other ruling made in the world. It allows female athletes the opportunity to train, play and become prominently recognized across the United States and the world.

  • Understanding The Strength Deficit!

    In this article, I'll illustrate exactly what the strength deficit is, an easy way to assess the athlete, how to interpret the results, and point you in the right direction as to the proper way to maximize each athlete's potential to express power ...

  • Sand Training 101.

    After training in the sand, with the right program design, regular, one surface, level ground will make you feel like you're accelerating downstream. Learn how sand training will boost your strength and agility!

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 7!

    This article we are going to talk about the side underhand swing or more commonly called, the golf swing!

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 6!

    I am going to discuss today some of the direct neurological benefits of smacking something hard with the sledgehammer.

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 5!

    This article will talk about another facet: vertical or as in anatomical speak, midsagittal swinging.

  • The Stair-Step Approach To One-Legged Squats!

    One of the best exercises for strong functional legs is the one-legged squat, otherwise known as pistols. Learn how to do them, from your own home!

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 4!

    This article will talk about another facet: vertical or as in anatomical speak, midsagittal swinging.

  • BCAA Supplementation For Athletes, Part IV!

    Glutamine, by itself, is essential for functioning the immune system and cells involved in regeneration...

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 3!

    To reiterate, several of the benefits of using this common tool include increasing rotational and angular/diagonal strength of the trunk, increasing forearm and wrist strength.

  • BCAA Supplementation For Athletes, Part III!

    Now it's time for the good stuff! What can targeted BCAA supplementation do for you? Science has shown us that BCAA supplementation can have rather far-reaching positive effects in the body.

  • BCAA Supplementation For Athletes, Part II!

    If you're looking to gain strength and size then ideally they will serve as building blocks for additional protein synthesis.

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 2!

    Several of the benefits of using this common tool include increasing rotational and angular/diagonal strength of the trunk, increasing forearm and wrist strength, increasing reaction times of the forearm and wrist muscles as they stabilize ...

  • Sledgehammer GPP, Part 1!

    What I am really going to talk about is a different type of General Physical Preparedness (GPP) exercise-Sledge hammering!

  • Intensity - What Is It?

    As I was informed of the proposed name I was delighted - Intensity. Nothing better describes my philosophy of the development of an athlete.

  • Glutamine - Miracle Supplement? Part 2!

    I briefly mentioned some other areas in which supplemental glutamine can help improve an overall healthy lifestyle.

  • Glutamine - Miracle Supplement?

    If you're an athlete then you probably already know that glutamine can benefit your training and muscle building efforts.

  • Total Bodybuilding!

    Food supplements are supplements and not nutritional replacements and should be used in addition to regular food not instead of it.

  • BCAA Supplementation For Athletes!

    Food supplements are supplements and not nutritional replacements and should be used in addition to regular food not instead of it.

  • Mental Toughness Training!

    I understand the principle behind this and it is applicable for power lifters, Olympic Weight Lifters and bodybuilders.

  • Strengthening For Sports!

    So, for the rest of us, we have to wait for other sports to get underway while some others catch up on rest, gain some of their weight back, and let injuries heal.

  • Core Conditioning: Training Your Abs And Trunk For Sports!

    Look around any gym in America and you'll see one common theme in them: in our ab crazy times it is the way the torso is trained. Hundreds upon hundreds of crunches at the end of the workout. Learn a better way!

  • The Dark Side!

    As I have noted previously, planning and focus is imperative for the long-term success of an athlete's development.