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About jleeger

Josh Leeger is a personal trainer and massage therapist living in San Francisco, CA.

Static Posture Training

Just had a realization the other day, that I wanted to share with everyone. The goal of Zhan Zhuang or San Ti Shi is essentially this – to unite and focus your breath/intention, and to teach your phasic muscles to … Continue reading

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Postural Deviations

Hi! It’s been a while…I’ve been really busy with school and work.  One more week of finals and that’s over! One of the things that is constantly at the top of my mind is the concept of good posture.  We … Continue reading

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GPP Burpees Day

Have fun – do as many pullup burpees as you can in 5 minutes.  Try to beat your previous best. After that, PRACTICE!  Go to class tonight!  Have fun!

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Thoughts about physical conditioning

Hi all, As usual, I’ve been thinking a lot about conditioning, the purpose, the method, the madness… I just want to put up some food for thought in this post. Training with Weight or External Resistance – this is primarily … Continue reading

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Wednesday NP2 – and Weekend Warriors!

Hi all, Since today is a GPP day, you know what to do.  Pullup burpees, five sets of 1 minute, or five minutes continuous – try to beat your previous best. That being said, I wanted to add a few … Continue reading

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Wednesday NP1

GPP day again.  Of course, go to class tonight.  But in addition, get a good 5 minute GPP workout. After a good warmup: Do as many pullup burpees as you can in 5 minutes. I consider the pullup burpee to … Continue reading

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Tuesday – NP1

Plyo/jump training… Warmup with 50 1/2 steps each leg.  Add Pi Chuan arm movement and do ten more each side. Find a set of stairs.  Get going by hopping up the stairs and back to the floor in a rhythmic … Continue reading

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A new paradigm

Ok, we did the four-day split for a couple of months…now we’ll change it up In order to more effectively use your time, we’ll structure workouts like this for the next two weeks: Mondays and Wednesdays – Mondays – GPP … Continue reading

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Friday 2

Max Strength Upper Body Day Again, we want to expose the muscles of the upper body to a max-strength stimulus.  So your exercise choice should be something that you can do only 1-5 times per set.  For many buy viagra … Continue reading

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Thursday 2

Explosive Lower Body Day Today, I’d like to focus on jump training for explosive lower body day.  Since most people have stairs, I’ll use those as the implement of choice.  Be careful! Warmup, then, 8 sets of three stair jumps.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2

Wednesday is a “day off.”  Go to class tonight!  And practice as well, of canadian pharmacy viagra course.

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Power

Ok, one more post today, because it’s on my mind. Most folks, regardless of what they say their strength training goals are, are really interested in improving or gaining POWER. I don’t mean supernatural abilities, or the means to rule … Continue reading

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The "secret" to strength training

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the “secret” you’ve always wondered about, but no one has ever revealed, about success in strength training – to increase strength, you must increase volume or intensity (or both) over time. Seems anti-climactic, I … Continue reading

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Tuesday 2

Max Strength Lower Body Day The primary goal of Max Strength days is to expose the target muscle groups to a maximal stress.  By “maximal” here, we mean the 1-5 repetition range.  So, 100 hindu squats will not have the … Continue reading

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Monday 2

Good morning Zong Wu Men! Happy New Year everyone!  I hope the holidays were full of cheer.  Now its time to get back to business.  Since it is a new year, let’s take this time to set some solid goals … Continue reading

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