Alex Nurse

Alex Nurse

Alexander Nurse is a Strength & Athletic Development Coach working with athletes across multiple sports from youth to professional; as well as individuals looking to lose fat or build muscle. He is the Co-Director of AXIS Performance + Training, located in Scarborough, Ontario.

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Upgrade Your Pallof Press

When it comes to strength and conditioning programming, the devil is in the details. In regard to choosing movements and exercises, we want our pro...

Can Fish Oil Help Heal Concussions?

All athletes should strive to maximize their health and performance through nutrition. But when your body takes a beating, what you put inside of i...

How to Get Athletes in Shape During a Limited 'Offseason'

The offseason provides athletes and coaches with great opportunities. It's a time when an athlete can do the little things that potentiate the succ...

3 Jammer Exercises to Make You More Explosive

Love the concept of the Jammer training tool but don't have the equipment piece? Us, too. That's why we messed around and came upon this one: The Poor...

31 Powerful Exercises for Combat Sport Athletes

As one of, if not the, most challenging and dynamic sports in the world, preparing for the rigors of the cage or dojo isn't easy. In training, comb...

Hack Squat: Upgrading the Old-School Strength Staple

The Barbell Hack Squat is an old-school strength exercise that's been around forever. Essentially a Deadlift that begins with the barbell behind your ...

The $31 Sleep Hack That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

Quality sleep is one of the most essential components of recovery. And there's a lot we can do before we go to bed to help us sleep better. We can ...

7 Nutrition Hacks for Elite Performance You've Never Tried Before

As athletes progress toward higher levels of competition and training, nutrition plays a much bigger role in their ability to perform and recover. Asi...

The Kettlebell Pullover: 3 Big Reasons You Should Use This Move

The Kettlebell Pullover is a great bang-for-your-buck exercise. When performed properly, it can be used as an effective regression that gives a large ...

4 Exercises for Better Throwing and Striking

Athletes are always looking for ways to use the weight room to improve their athleticism. With regards to throwing and striking, elevating our movemen...

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