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  • " Not only is Sean a great nutritionist, but he's an excellent strength coach. I've coached athletes with him on multiple occasions. The most impressive attributes I've seen in him is his integrity, work ethic, ability to work with athletes and desire to be the best coach possible...."

-Luke Richesson. Head NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach for Denver Broncos


End of Year Wrap Up: A Special Thanks, Top 12 in 2012 & The Awards Show

THANK YOU for a great 2012!

Figure 1. 2012 – A great year! Figure created by Sean Casey

Thanks to everyone who supported CasePerformance during 2012. It was a great year for everyone involved; I’d personally like to thank the key members of the CasePerformance team who have helped to make this site possible: Brian Putchio, Justin Andrews, Phil Stevens, Jon Mike, Rob “Fortress” Fortney & Patrick Gokey.

The 2nd group of individuals that I owe a great deal of thanks to includes those who were willing to take time out of their busy schedules to participate in our Interview with the Expert article series. As you can see, the caliber of minds and talent assembled this year was EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE:

Tom Weitz – Multi-time World Dragon Boat Champion

Dr. Jamie Cooper – Triathlete Coach, Sports Nutritionist & Researcher

Shiba BanerjiMMA Athlete

Similarly, the following CasePerformance Community Members shared with us their backgrounds and training experiences via interviews our monthly newsletter:

Adelfo Cerame Jr. – Bodybuilder

Bridget Krempges – Endurance Runner

John Giggins – Strength Sport Enthusiast

Aaron Hohn – Endurance Runner

Dr. Josh Cotter – Strength & Fitness Enthusiast

Sarah Stevens – Strength Sport Enthusiast

Alexandra Faber – Master’s Level Olympic Weightlifter

Christine Anderson – Massage Therapist & Strength Sport Enthusiast

The 3rd spotlight is directed towards a different crowd… I’ve been fortunate enough to have had many great mentors in my life. I owe them a great deal of credit. I am who I am today, due in large part to the knowledge that others have bestowed upon me. In the end, I hope to impact the lives of others the way so many have impacted mine.

The 4rd and most important group that I need to thank is YOU, the readers of CasePerformance. Seeing the large traffic that comes onto CasePerformance daily motivates us to put out the best product possible. Furthermore, our monthly newsletter mailing list has expanded considerably. For those who haven’t signed up yet, here is what you’re missing – 3 free ebooks (just for signing up), Insider Interviews with members of the CasePerformance community, event updates as well as general news of note. I do stress that this is a MONTHLY newsletter … I personally can’t stand sites that seemingly fill your email inbox up with newsletters every other day!!!

The entire team has worked hard to bring you the latest in human performance research as well as practical training advice. We take great pride in providing you with an advertisement free training website that does not require any membership fees. However, there are costs associated with running the site. This includes domain fees, website maintenance costs as well as subscriptions to the many scientific journals that we use in bringing you the latest research in human performance. If you like this site and would like to show your appreciation for what we have to offer, we humbly accept donations .

That sums up the news here at CasePerformance for the 2012 year. Wishing you endless PR’s in 2012!

Train Smart, Train Hard & Leave the Excuses to Someone Else!

My best,

Sean Casey
“For Sport, For Life”

Top 12 in 2012

Below is the top 12 most read articles on CasePerformance during the year 2012…

Just as you shouldn’t “judge a book by it’s cover”, you shouldn’t evaluate packaged food or drink items by its appearance. Learn how to evaluate food labels to optimize your performance.

The debate over nutrient content of organic vs. conventionally grown food wages on!

Recently published research (as of 2010) on squatting mechanics and tips on how you can improve your squatting performance

In Part II of this series, we examine research regarding the effects of arginine and citrulline on bloodflow in exercising athletes.

In this installment of “Interview with the Expert” we have the privilege of talking performance training with Luke Richesson. Topics discussed include differences between various coaching environments, early specialization.

An in-depth look at the basic squat motion.

Explore the many variations of the squat exercise!

Is Waxy Maize Starch all it’s cracked up to be? The answer may surprise you.

Tired of exercising for 20-30+ minutes a day just to shed those love handles? Take a break from your normal routine and try high intensity interval training!

Do you have a pesky hamstring injury that simply won’t heal? If so, this article is for you!

In Part I we dissect through the animal studies supporting/refuting Tribulus’s mystical attributes of testosterone spikes, better sex and unbelievable muscle gains.

In Part II we dissect through the human studies supporting/refuting Tribulus’s mystical attributes of testosterone spikes, better sex and unbelievable muscle gains.

Please Note: This is taken from the entire 12 month calender year. Thus, some of our more recently published articles have been EXTREMELY popular but due to their publishing dates, did not quite make the list (see ‘Tis the Season for Great Food… Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la! & Part II: Olympic Lift Your Way to A 700+ lb/318 + kg Deadlift.)

After reviewing through the list of most popular articles, it appears that you’re a fan of understanding the quality of food you eat as well as safely and effectively performing squats. In addition, by far the most read articles on our site were the two on tribulus…. amazing how putting the words “testosterone”, “muscle-building”, and “better sex” draws your interest ;-)!

The Award Show

Once again, CasePerformance is sharing its awards for the top sources of info from across the world wide web. We hope that you also find value in the winners.

Top Training Podcast

Iron Radio

Top Coach Education Program

King Sport International

Top Science Based Physical Performance Website

(For cutting edge research on nutrition, supplements and exercise)


Top Sport Science Website

(For scientific analysis of sport)

The Sport Scientist

Top “Average Joe/Jane” Training Website

(FYI- I do not mean “average” in a bad way; rather this award goes to a website that anyone, regardless of fitness abilities and/or scientific background can read and enjoy.)


Onward with 2013

Well, just as the show must go on, so will this website into bigger and better things. Projects we’re working on is getting a forum as well as converting our newsletters into PDF attachments per the request of some of our community members. Also upcoming interviews include SuppVersity’s Adel Moussa, articles examining the TRUE benefits of the N.O. amino acids, what contributes to the cost of your supplements and much more!

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Written on January 01, 2013 by Sean Casey
Last Updated: January 03, 2013

This information is not intended to take the place of medical advice.Please check with your health care providers prior to starting any new dietary or exercise program. CasePerformance is not responsible for the outcome of any decision made based off the information presented in this article.

About the Author: Sean Casey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in both Nutritional Science-Dietetics and Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology. Sean graduated academically as one of the top students in both the Nutritional Science and Kinesiology departments.
Field Experience: During college, Sean was active with the UW-Badgers Strength and Conditioning Department. He has also spent time as an intern physical preparation coach at the International Performance Institute in Bradenton, FL. He also spent time as an intern and later worked at Athletes Performance in Tempe, AZ. While at these locations he had the opportunity to train football, soccer, baseball, golf and tennis athletes. Sean is also active in the field of sports nutrition where he has consulted with a wide variety of organizations including both elite (NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars) and amateur athletic teams. His nutrition consultation services are avalable by clicking on the Nutrition Consultation tab.