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Sport And Speed Institute

Justin Kavanaugh specializes in sports performance training. He is the managing partner of The Sport and Speed Institute located in Chantilly, Virginia.  The athletes he trains include Division I college athletes, NFL, MLB, NBA, Olympic athletes, a Heisman Trophy winner, UFC fighters and athletes looking to improve their skills and confidence, to individuals recovering from injuries or anyone who is serious about their fitness goals. Justin is a former high school All-American football player, a former member of the Junior U.S. National Wrestling team, and Junior Olympic decathlete.

Justin Kavanaugh

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Kavanaugh knows the impact a coach can have on the life of an athlete, he approaches coaching with the view that many of life’s greatest lessons come from athletic competition and how one prepares for that competition. 

5 Way Shrug Kavanaugh

 Training Shrugs on the Pendulum 5-Way Neck

If you are intersted in Getting Stronger, Getting Faster, Getting Drafted ...http://www.sportandspeedteam.com/ 

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Coaching Jobs

We are looking for current or former collegiate strength coaches that want to transition into the business world – but still coach. Hardpressed in Chicago was set up with the strength coach in mind. We are looking for coaches who want to strength train individuals, whether they are an athlete, former athlete or someone who never ever participated in sport. 

The client experience here is as great as the one experienced by elite athletes. Our employees are well compensated at Hardpressed, as we offer earning potential close to six figures annually. 

If you are a strength coach and enjoy coaching people hard and added job security appeals to you, we are accepting resumes.  Starting compensation is commiserate with experience. 

Squat Pro Dan resized 600

If interested, please email careers@hardpressed.com.  We understand the athletic seasons may dictate the timing of career moves.  If you are interested, either now or in the future do not hesitate to send a resume.

3 Way (b) resized 600

 Pendulum 3-Way Row

Hip Press (1) resized 600

Pendulum Hip Press

Seated Squat resized 600

Pendulum Seated Squat

Pen Pulldown resized 600

Pendulum Lat Combo Pulldown 

Squat Pro resized 600

Pendulum Squat Pro

Bench resized 600

Leg Curl resized 600
Pendulum Leg Curl
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Reducing Risk For Concussions In High School

The 2014 Journal of Primary Prevention recently published, "Neck Strength: A Protective Factor Reducing Risk for Concussion in High School Sports."  After looking at 51 schools in 25 states and taking anthropometric measurements on 6,704 boys and girl athletes in three sports researchers found that smaller mean neck circumference and smaller mean neck to head circumference ratio, and weaker mean overall neck strength was significantly associated with concussions.

To date prevention of concussions has focused on improving helmets, rule changes, practice restrictions, return-to-play policies and introducing helmets to sports not currently using them. The study concluded that athletes with modifiable anthropometric factors such as low neck strength can reduce their risk of concussions through a neck strengthening program.

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Michigan State Spartans Getting Strong

The University Of Texas

The University of Texas adds Pendulum Hip Presses to their weight room.

Pendulum Hip Press UT Strength

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Texas Hip Press

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Texas Football Weight Room

The Pendulum Hip Presses are prepared for delivery to the University of Texas

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Texas Football Strength Training

Pendulum Hip Presses in their new home...Hook 'em Horns...Get Strong

Wahama High School - Mason, West Virginia

Wahama White FalconsThe Wahama White Falcons are in the Tri-Valley Conference, a 16 member conference, located in southeastern Ohio and are the only school from West Virginia. A perennial powerhouse in football, Wahama High School just accepted delivery of their new Pendulum 4-Way Neck Machines in time for the upcoming season.

Wahama 4 Way Neck Machines

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Pendulum 4-Way Head and Neck Machines

 

Under Armour Performance Center

Under Armour Performance Center Powered by FX Studios at UA Global Headquarters is focused on increasing performance. Located on 1020 Hull Street in Baltimore, Maryland the Performance Center is a great place to Get Strong.


• Group Training sessions offered throughout each day

• State of the art sports, athletic and fitness training equipment

• Initial fitness, postural, and nutritional consultation using the latest technology

• Customized exercise program with measurable components to track your progress

• Focused attention from our trainers in a motivating, high energy environment

• Fitness and nutritional challenges

• Bring all or some of your current team 

• Work with Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists who build customized programs

3 Way Row

Pendulum 3 Way Row

Pendulum 3-Way Row

Pendulum Hip Press

Pendulum Hip Press

Under Armour Performance Center

Train Overlooking the Waterfront

The Pit FX Performance Center

The Pit

FX Studios

FX Studios Performance Center

West Virginia Strong Men

When you are an athlete and have spent the summer in preparation for the season it is fun to compete and show off your strength before participating in fall football camp. The Mountaineers of West Virginia finished their summer session with some strongman competition. The Atlas Stones were a great success, as expected the players competed hard and records were broken. 

West Virginia Football Atlas Stones

Placing heavy Atlas Stones over the yoke with the goal of as many as possible in 2 minutes. They Get Strong at the University of West Virginia.

Strongest Man In Michigan Dumbbell Press

At this years Strongest Man in Michigan Contest they rolled out the 190 pound Mammoth thick handled dumbbell for the one arm press. 

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Mammoth Dumbbell Clean and Press

Michigan Strongman Dumbbell

Rolling out the Mammoth Dumbbell for Competition

Mammoth Dumbbell

Dumbbell Clean

Dumbbell Clean and Jerk

Mammoth Press

Michigan Strongman Dumbbell Press

North American Strongman

Dumbbell Clean and Press

Michigan Strongman

Frankenmuth Strongman

Dumbbell Power Clean

Frankenmuth North American Strongman

Thoma Inch Dumbbell

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 Training on the Pendulum Power Rack System

Pendulum 5-Way Head And Neck Machines University Of Connecticut

Matt Balis, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the UConn Huskies, adds Pendulum 5-Way Head and Neck Machines to the University of Connecticut weight room to increase athletic performance and lower the sub-concussive forces that occur in contact sports.

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8th Annual Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference

8th Annual Strength & Conditioning/Athletic Development Conference

CEUs will be 1.2 NSCA, 9.0 BOC, CSCCa 6.75 and 12 NSPA

Performance Training Center powered by UNDER ARMOUR (FX Studios - Hunt Valley)
11270 Pepper Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland

Itinerary for Friday, July 18, 2014 


5:15-6:00 pm Registration / Check-In
5:50-6:00 pm Opening Remarks - Adam O'Brien, Director of FX Performance Training Center
6:00-6:55 pm ”The Meats And Potatoes”
Robert Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training
7:00-7:55 pm "TBD"
Dr. Jan Dommerholt, President and Owner of Bethesda Physiocare
8:00-8:55 pm ”Think Fast. Be Fast. Perform Fast.”
Mike Wehrell, CEO of Vertimax
9:00-9:30 pm “Meet and Greet” – Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided in Sponsor/Vendor Area

 

itinerary for Saturday, July 19, 2014 
7:00-8:15 am Registration / Check-In – Drinks and bagels will be provided in Sponsor/Vendor Area
7:50-8:00 am Welcome and the “Kick Off”
8:00-8:55 am “O-Lifts From Beginners To The Big Time”
Drew Wilson, Director of S&C at the University of Maryland
9:00-9:55 am “Strength Training: Practical and Purposeful Applications”
Matt Brzycki, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness at Princeton University
10:00-10:55 am "Are Your Prepared For Combine Prep?"
Justin Kavanaugh, Head Coach at The Sport & Speed Institute
11:00-11:55 am “Strength Training: Did You Know?"
Mike Gittleson, Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Michigan

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12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch Break – Subs Provided in Sponsor/Vendor Area 

12:10-12:55 pm “Round Table” for Questions and Discussion –  This section of the event will allow for questions, provide advice, suggestions, and guidance where applicable.

1:00-1:55 pm ”Movement Screen And More”
Dr. Justin Funk, Founder and President of Lax Factory
2:00-2:55 pm ”Developing Your Training Template”
Doug Scott, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Pingry School
3:00-3:55 pm “Acceleration. Not Speed Training Or Conditioning. We Are Talking Acceleration!”
Dave Brixius, owner of Explosive Sports Performance
4:00 pm Closing comments

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