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About Adam Vogel

Adam Vogel is the founder of Pure Performance Training. He is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the International Sports Science Association, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified Functional Movement Screening Specialist (FMS), and Level 1 (KBC) Kettlebell Instructor.

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COMPLEXES Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT)— performing a series of resistance exercises one after the other with minimal rest periods—is a powerful tool for fat loss.  It allows you to keep your heart rate high—burning more calories—while building muscle and increasing your metabolism. But while MRT training may take less time than traditional weight

Complexes 2017-12-05T14:39:16+00:00

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE?

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE? Most people are familiar with training concepts like sets, repetitions, and weight.  Doing a combination of more exercises, more frequently, with more weight is a well-established path toward increasing muscular size, strength and capacity. But one variable that doesn’t receive

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE MOST IMPORTANT VARIABLE FOR BUILDING MORE SIZE AND ENDURANCE? 2017-11-28T14:21:53+00:00

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS You probably already know that building a strong anterior core is important if you want to look good, perform at peak levels, and minimize your risk of injury.  What’s not always so obvious is what exercises are the best starting point to develop a foundation for expanding the

ANTERIOR CORE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS 2017-11-17T12:30:41+00:00

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY The shoulder joint is one the most mobile areas of our body, allowing for an infinite combination of movements in multiple planes.  Yet, paradoxically, limited range-of-motion, shoulder pain and pathology are extremely common among people who lift weights. And while we’ve come a long way from the

FOUR STEPS FOR UNLOCKING SHOULDER MOBILITY 2017-11-07T11:03:43+00:00

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH We know from the last post that steady-state aerobic training leads to very specific heart adaptations.  These changes improve efficiency, making the cardiovascular systems better able to deliver energy and buffer fatigue during high-intensity and low-intensity exercises.  They also aid in speeding up the recovery

IMPROVING AEROBIC EFFICIENCY WITHOUT BORING YOURSELF TO DEATH 2017-11-03T10:22:42+00:00

THREE REASONS YOU STILL NEED CARDIO

THREE REASONS YOU STILL NEED CARDIO “I hate cardio!” “It’s a waste of time.” “Train slow, be slow!” ]In the last few years, aerobic training (aka cardio) has taken a beating.  Knocked as a lumbering, inefficient relic of the past utilized by people who don’t “get it.” Why slog away on a treadmill

THREE REASONS YOU STILL NEED CARDIO 2017-10-27T11:15:08+00:00

THREE CUES FOR A BETTER DEADLIFT

THREE CUES FOR A BETTER DEADLIFT Chances are you deadlift dozens of times per day without even realizing it.  Reach over to grab something off the floor, lift up a child, or move a piece of furniture and you’ve deadlifted. The deadlift is common and crucial to our everyday movements.  Yet, despite the

THREE CUES FOR A BETTER DEADLIFT 2017-10-23T19:05:46+00:00

THREE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE SINGLE LEG POWER

THREE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE SINGLE LEG POWER Most sport and lifestyle activities require us to be explosive, change direction, and jump when only one foot is planted on the ground.  Yet we rarely train single-leg power in the gym. These three exercises will help fix that. Explosive Two-Box Step-Up In most

THREE EXERCISES TO IMPROVE SINGLE LEG POWER 2017-10-06T16:05:09+00:00

UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF POSTURE ON BREATH AND ENDURANCE PART TWO

UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF POSTURE ON BREATH AND ENDURANCE PART 2 As we look at how to improve athletic endurance, we explored in Part One the connection between good posture and breath and some consequences that occur when this relationship is disrupted. Here, we offer a step-by-step plan designed to break the cycle

UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF POSTURE ON BREATH AND ENDURANCE PART TWO 2017-09-22T15:57:18+00:00