All Articles & Reviews by
Joe Hashey

(9 posts in total - only latest ones shown)

Joe Hashey is a CSCS through the NSCA, owner of Synergy Athletics and author of the superb Bull Strength manual. Take advantage of the Synergy Athletics Free Newsletter by signing up at the website. All subscribers get instructions on how make a 3 inch independently revolving thick bar, a free athlete training report, and an insight into Bull Strength!

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Strength Training Changed My Life

Strength training has been one of the largest influences on my life over the last decade. It has built me up....and humbled me all in the same sessions. Without training, things would be A LOT different.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Workout

How do you make the most of your time under the bar? Joe has a few ideas.

Social Networking Sites - A Strength Coach's Best Friend

Boost your knowledge.

Joe discusses why social networking should be part of your online routine, especially if you're a strength coach.

Resolutions and Goal Setting

What've you got planned for next year?

NYC Ball Drop
NYC Ball Drop.
Joe takes a great look at goal-setting : particularly at this time of year.

Spicing Up Your Workout

Sometimes you need to shake things up.

One-handed tyre flip
Shane, a Cornell U. football player, nails a 1 handed flip 2 days after major wrist surgery!
Joe explains how to keep your workouts fresh by throwing in an unusual exercise occasionally. One-handed tire flips? Superb.

Overhead Isometric Work for Form and Posture

Overhead Split Squats, Reverse Lunges and a whole lot more.

Overhead Split Squat
Overhead Split Squat
If you've ever trained someone else or simply helped check their form, you'll appreciate just how elegant this solution is. Joe takes a look at one of the many benefits of overhead isometric work.

How To Make an Adjustable Slosh Pipe

Superb tool.

Adjustable Slosh Pipe
Completed - Adjustable Slosh Pipe
Joe shows how to build your own Adjustable Slosh Pipe. Superb.

Hanging Core Variations

Want some great core exercises which don't involve crunches? Try these.

Hanging Raises
Hanging Raises
Want some great core exercises which don't involve crunches? Try these. Superb.

Grip Training for Athletes


Athletes need to be able to close their hands quickly and with great strength. Joe Hashey looks at some very creative ways to train exactly that. A great read.

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