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The landmine shoulder circuit can reduce pressure on your joints, enhance mobility, and boost strength gains.

The deltoid muscle is small and consists of three sections – front (anterior), side (lateral), and rear (posterior). To avoid injury or imbalances you must train all three parts from various angles. This unilateral landmine circuit covers both of those issues.

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Draft Dreams Become Reality

Ignition Athletics Performance Group announced today that 5 of its athletes were selected in the 2018 NFL draft and 10 others signed as free agents to NFL teams. This year’s draft was the 11th year that Ignition has been preparing prospects to succeed in professional football. Ignition’s athletes received personalized attention in the following areas: elite performance training; scientific breakdown of NFL Combine drills; sports nutrition counseling and supplementation; interview skills; video analysis; sports psychology; and mentorship from NFL coaches and players.

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Question & Answers, with Muscle & Fitness

Question: I want to build strength. Is running before my workouts a bad idea?

Answer: I suggest running after you train. While five to ten minutes of low intensity running is a decent warm-up, cardio sessions that last longer than five minutes pre-workout can lead to muscular fatigue and use up energy stored that could play a huge role in helping your push more weight and attain new PRs.

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Golden Expectations for Ignition APG

Former Ignition APG Coach Dustin Woods highlighted in CNN for his outstanding work serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Team China’s short track speed skaters. Over the past few years Ignition has been able to service Team China through a variety of coaches. Prior to Wood’s full-time position Ignition Coaches Aaron French and Jake Learman spent time supporting and training Team China’s short track speed skaters.

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Ministry in Action

Mind, Body, Spirit. These are the three key components of athletic development at Ignition APG. In preparation for the NFL Combine, which begins March 2, Ignition has been training its athletes physically and mentally. And at the conclusion of training on February 1st, the athletes experienced a special event to ignite them spiritually.

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Ignition’s Parent Company to Sponsor Symetra, LPGA Tour

The Symetra Tour is set to make a tournament stop in 2018 at a member course of the TPC Network operated by the PGA TOUR, as TPC River’s Bend will host the Prasco Charity Championship from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1.

Playing an event at a course owned and operated by the PGA TOUR will be a first in the history of women’s professional golf.

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Ignition Expertise Featured on Training & Conditioning Website

Almost all high school student-athletes are in the midst of a vitally important time in their lives as they are acquiring mind, body, and character skills that will last a lifetime. When working with them on strength and conditioning, it’s important to have a well-defined philosophy that they can understand and buy into.

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Stepping in the Right Direction – Article 3, M&F Ongoing Series

You may not realize it but everything we do – from getting up off the ground to climbing stairs to playing any sport – puts us in a lunge position of sorts. To truly make your body more efficient, you need to reinforce that movement. The only way to do that is to show the lunge some love by, well lunging. A lot.

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M&F Ongoing Series: Article 2 Featuring the Importance of Engaging your Core

The plank has become an easy, post-workout prescription – usually performed by guys who are more concerned with setting the Guinness World Record for time, regardless of how sloppy their form gets. Which is sad, because who properly executed, the plank is the end-all for full-body stability and better posture. Also, it’ll help you chisel out a great set of abs. Here, we outline how to perform the perfect plank, then offer four variations to take it up a notch. Think you can handle it?

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Former Ignition Performance Director Making a Difference at IU

As Clif Marshall made the three-hour drive from Cincinnati to Bloomington last spring, he thought he had made up his mind. As personal trainer to the Cincinnati Bengals, Xavier Musketeers and Dayton Flyers, and as a key member of a successful training business in Cincinnati, Marshall couldn’t envision leaving.

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Ignition Coach, Chris Gray featured in Muscle & Fitness Magazine

If you want to lift more explosively, then your training better reflect your goals. “A lot of strength programs in America are built around slow, controlled reps,” says Chris Gray, the Senior Performance Specialist at Ignition APG in Mason, OH. “But to be explosive, you must train explosively, and French Contrast is great for this.”

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Jayrone Elliott Eyeing Next Steps in Packer’s Defense

GREEN BAY – Winston Moss has seen this kind of progression before in his linebackers. From Desmond Bishop to Nick Perry, the Packers associate head coach has watched countless playmakers go from backups waiting for years in the wings to full-fledged contributors during his 11-plus seasons leading Green Bay’s linebackers.

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Inside Xavier Basketball’s Summer Workouts

Sean O’Mara’s meaty, 6-foot-10 frame was never intended to be used for tumbling on recreational mats in the style of a Jiu Jitsu fighter, and yet there he was – face red, a thin glaze of sweat forming on his brow, hunched on the ground and laboring to tuck his left arm back toward his right hip in order to perform a tumble.

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Local partnership supports student athletes

Forest Hills School District recently partnered with Ignition APG to provide performance coaches at both Anderson High School and Turpin High School. Ignition APG has partnered with professional and collegiate athletic programs in the past, but this is the first time they have partnered with high schools.

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St. Xavier linebacker and Ohio State recruit Justin Hillard does some training at Ignition in Mason Ohio.

There was no drama for Justin Hilliard on Wednesday morning. No hat displays, no social media consternation over which college football program the young man from Cincinnati St. Xavier High School would choose from the hundreds that had at one point or another expressed interest in him. All that was needed to do was hit the “send” button on the fax machine at 7:23 a.m.

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COMBINE-ING EFFORTS

After eight years of preparing players for what he calls this week’s “Underwear Olympics,” trainer Clif Marshall realizes the NFL draft process has delicate dance partners. There is the brute reality of the prospect’s college tape. Meanwhile, the NFL Scouting Combine that opens Wednesday in Indianapolis supplies sheer data that is seductive and dangerous eye candy for scouts.

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Super Bowl Dreams Starting in Mason

The pinnacle of the world of professional football is this weekend. It will be played in Arizona, on the outskirts of Phoenix where desert begins meeting metropolis. It is where seemingly all attention is being focused this week on actual matters of the game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks or the multiple trivialities surrounding the United States’ unofficial winter holiday.

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Ignition Announces Partnership with the 2013 Western & Southern Open

Ignition® Athletic Performance Group and the Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, OH today announced Ignition will be the Official Performance Partner of the Western & Southern Open, August 10 – 18, 2013 in Cincinnati. During this year’s Western & Southern Open, Ignition, the nationally recognized Professional Athletic Performance Group, has designed and equipped the 2,500 sq. ft. performance facility located within the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

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