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Nick Straughn: Turn Back to Your Strengths

W680 image First-year D10 San Francisco Bay Area athlete Nick Straughn is a Product Manager at Adobe. 

You’re part of The D10’s growing “UPenn Mafia.”

Kristen Judge and I were on the same track program in college, and we had the same network of friends here in San Francisco, so she tried to recruit me for the event in 2016. I was in a bunch of men’s basketball leagues, so I put it on the backburner. Friends of mine in the New York area - Austin Josiah, Kamar Saint-Louis - were getting into it at the same time, and so this year
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Noelle Ghoram: I Always Said Yes

W680 wf2 9v2 The list of high-level figure skaters from South Carolina is not extensive. At last count, only two ice rinks existed in the entire humid, subtropical state - one in the capital, Columbia, and the other two hours away on the coast, in North Charleston.

It was at the latter venue that Wells Fargo Energy Group Associate Noelle Ghoram began attending classes when she was eight years old. “I’m the kind of person who, when I have a commitment, I want to stick to it,” Noelle reflects. “I kept going to classes, and I kept making progress.”

By the end of
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Emily Hanrahan: Competitive for a Purpose

W680 img 7671 Two-time D10 Letterman Emily Hanrahan is an associate at Point72. 

Describe The D10 for someone who's never participated in it.
It’s first and foremost a community. It’s a months-long, maybe lifelong community, and it’s a journey together with that community, making one another the best athletes possible.

Everyone's an expert in something, and you learn from the people around you. No one goes in with the technique for every event, so you lean on each other, rely on each other. In the case of my own team, one of us played hockey, one was a football player, one played soccer, and
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Train With Purpose: Total-Body Strength

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Train With Purpose is a series brought to you in collaboration with Bodybuilding.com

By: Charles Staley
Bodybuilding.com contributor Charles Staley is a coach, teacher, and three-time world champion in raw powerlifting. 

Lifters are notorious for getting lost in the details. They obsess over their grip width on biceps curls, whether they're doing "enough" for their quad sweep, and how many abs they can see at any given time of day.

Meanwhile, they ignore the real problems that are keeping them from adding size and strength. Total-Body Strong is the solution to that problem—and many others. It's how I train, Read More

Craig Capurso: Provide a Good Rep

W680 jl2 8939 Linebackers don’t often moonlight as kick returners, but Craig Capurso filled both roles at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. After graduation he played semi-pro and got some pro looks, but Capurso went on to even greater renown as what he modestly calls “a fitness person.” Translation: an international fitness celebrity whose chiseled torso earned him the nickname “The Abdominal Snowman.”

The D10’s competitors and fans will be familiar with Capurso from his long-standing and high-profile role as The D10’s Head Judge. Many will be watching with heightened interest when Capurso takes the field in Houston this November as a D10
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Prep Like a Pro: The Bench Press

W680 920x920 At his Plex facility in Houston, Danny Arnold has trained numerous NFL All-Pros, Hall of Famers, and First-Round Draft Picks, including Charles Woodson, Julius Peppers, Casey Hampton, Wes Welker, and Jadeveon Clowney. Widely recognized as the world's leading expert in NFL Combine preparation, Danny has generously agreed to share his training tips for The D10's Combine-style events with our community. 

Come see the room where it happens. Plex hosts Houston's first 2018 D5 on Saturday, August 25th. Sign up here

Even though Plex gets more attention for the 40 Yard Dash, the Bench Press is the easiest one for me. Easiest to… Read More

Train With Purpose: Speed Your Recovery

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Train With Purpose is a series brought to you in collaboration with Bodybuilding.com

By: Jimmy Smith, MS, CSCS
Jimmy Smith is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and is routinely sought after to provide cutting edge, no-B.S. advice.

With the Internet at our fingertips, it's surprisingly easy to stay up-to-date on the latest research or find new and innovative training techniques to enhance muscle growth.

If modern technology has brought the latest training information to our fingertips, then it stands to reason we also have access to the best ways to enhance post-workout recovery.More often than not…
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Prep Like a Pro: The Broad Jump

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At his Plex facility in Houston, Danny Arnold has trained numerous NFL All-Pros, Hall of Famers, and First-Round Draft Picks, including Charles Woodson, Julius Peppers, Casey Hampton, Wes Welker, and Jadeveon Clowney. Widely recognized as the world's leading expert in NFL Combine preparation, Danny has generously agreed to share his training tips for The D10's Combine-style events with our community. 

Come see the room where it happens. Plex hosts a D5 Houston August 25th. Sign up here

A lot of times, people think the Broad Jump is all about strength and power, and they train for it like a one-rep maximum event. …
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