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Coach Scarpulla explaining Standing Barbell Side Bends
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Kettlebell pre -hab exercises for shoulders
Seated Deadlift

 

The Truth About Female ACL Injuries
Saturday, February 15, 2014

 Torn ACL

Female athletes are up to six times more likely to sustain an ACL injury than their male counterparts. As female sport participation continues to explode, it's safe to say ACL injuries are becoming an epidemic.

To see what I'm talking about, all you need to do is watch a girls soccer game. You're guaranteed to see some athletes wearing braces or showing scars on their knees.

Crazy thing is, I've had girls come to me complaining of knee pain at 12 and 13 years old. Knees are supposed to last a lifetime, yet these kids haven't even made it to high school and they're already having problems.

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How Female Athletes Can Prevent ACL Injuries
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

 

 Janet TV's Ultimate Female Athlete Show brings you "How Female Athletes Can Prevent ACL Injuries" with Coach Rick Scarpulla. Female athletes - girls & women, elite & novice - suffer knee and leg injuries at a rate much higher than males. See why Coach Rick believes in Pre-Hab over ReHab when it comes to preventing ACL injuries. Click the Screen Below to See the Show and you can prevent or treat your ACL, knee and leg injuries.

 
STACK Fitness Weekly: Strongman Core Training
Monday, January 06, 2014

 In this episode of STACK Fitness weekly, Rick Scarpulla shows you three strongman-inspired core exercises.

In this episode of STACK Fitness weekly, Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage shows you three strongman-inspired core exercises. These moves will challenge your core muscles with weight to build size and strength. He recommends performing three different exercises to hit each area of your core.


Reverse Deadlift
- Hold a lat pulldown bar against your neck
- Drive your hips back and keep your back straight
- Bend over until your torso is parallel to the ground

Barbell Side Bend
- Hold the barbell to one side
- Touch the end of the barbell to the ground
- Vary touch points for an additional challenge

Resisted Extensions
- Hold your hands behind your back and lock your knees
- Drive your hips back and keep your back straight
- Bend over until your torso is parallel to the ground
- Explosively drive up to standing position

 
STACK Fitness Weekly: The Guide to Building a Big Bench Press
Thursday, December 26, 2013

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Rick Scarpulla provides a detailed explanation of how to build a bigger Bench Press by altering your technique and approach to the exercise.

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Practical Recruiting Tips for High School Athletes
Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Practical Recruiting Tips for High School Athletes
December 19, 2013
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College Recruiting Tips


You've played your sport since you were a little kid, and you're pretty good at it. Now it's time for you to think about playing in college. You might even think about the possibility of getting a scholarship, but you're not quite sure how to go about it.

You've heard all kinds of stories from your friends and you are not sure what to believe. This much I can tell you: Preparing for college is a stressful time for you and your family. Add in trying to get an athletic scholarship, and the stress is compounded many times over.

Here are some tips to make the recruiting process easier for you and your family. Read More: http://www.stack.com/2013/12/19/recruiting-tips/ 

 

 

 
STACK Fitness Weekly: Med Ball Explosion Series
Monday, December 02, 2013

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage Training provides instruction for three med ball exercises that will develop your explosive power and elevate your heart rate.

Develop your explosive power and build conditioning with this med ball series from Rick Scarpulla.

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4 Essential Tips and a 3-Day Workout Plan for Off-Season Gains
Monday, December 02, 2013

 

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4 Essential Tips and a 3-Day Workout Plan for Off-Season Gains

Weightlifting

December 2, 2013
The off-season is the ideal time to put on real size and build functional strength. Problem is, many high school athletes take the wrong approach and simply try to improve their appearance, performing isolation exercises and ignoring the things that will make them better athletes. So, it's no wonder why many kids show up weaker than they should be. Read More http://www.stack.com/2013/12/02/workout-tips/

 
Army Powerlifting beats Navy 1 more time to make it 12 in a row!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

 

I know this is a little long but I thought you would enjoy it.

It is with great pride and honor that I can report to you that our Army Powerlifting Team once more brought home the Commanders Cup Trophy to extend our streak to 12 straight victories against the mighty Navy squad.

 
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