Author Archives: Andrew Sacks

About Andrew Sacks

I'm a 27-year-old former college baseball player, currently working as a strength and conditioning coach in Baltimore, MD.

325 Front Squat 2/19/14

Here’s me, three-ish years removed from surgery cranking out a 325 pound front squat. If you have knee surgery, all hope is not lost. Work hard in rehab and keep training after rehab is over, and you can be just … Continue reading

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All Hail the Reester Bunny: A Poster Miracle

Check out this article on my other page if you like my sense of humor. http://andrewsacksperformance.com/2013/04/02/all-hail-the-reester-bunny-a-poster-miracle/

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“Semi-professional” Baseball, Quotation Marks, and Plantar Fasciitis: A “Winning” Combination

It’s been a little over a year since my last post, so I figured I’d throw up a new post to update people on my continued progress. In short, my knees are awesome. I’ve spent A LOT of time strengthening … Continue reading

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The Motivational Value of Competition

Well, it’s been a little over a year since I had my two knee surgeries, and now that they’re completely healed, I’m going to attempt to squat 400 pounds, deadlift 500 pounds, and have a 33 inch vertical jump by … Continue reading

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Finding Humor in a Horrible Situation

One of the best ways to retain your sanity during recovery from knee surgery (or any surgery, for that matter) is to try to find the humor in your plight. If you’re laughing, it’s nearly impossible to be in a … Continue reading

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Top 5 Craziest Knee Injuries

While I was recovering from my ACL surgery, I took solace in knowing that literally thousands of other people besides me had suffered through the same ordeal and come out the other end largely unaffected. Guys like NFL running backs … Continue reading

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3 Month Checkup: Stationary Bikes are your Perineum’s Worst Enemy

Well, it’s been 3 months since I’ve written anything on here, so I figure that now is as good a time as ever to add some new content to this thing. The main reason why I haven’t written anything is … Continue reading

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