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Thanks to the following outside submission authors who will be featured this month: Daniel DeBrocke, Federico Caballero, Daniel Murphy, Seth Albersworth, Carrye Stallard, Pete Arroyo, Austin Mayfield, Codey Williams, Jay Brown, Masumi Perkh, Tiel van den Heuvel, Detric Smith, Sam Miller, Sam Brown, Bobby Fish, Jordan Guilford, Zach Schill, and more. If you would like to contribute an article for elitefts to review and potentially publish, click here to learn more.

If you’re wondering why there are a lot more outside submissions per the usual, it’s due to everyone looking to win $500 of elitefts store credit. Share your Christmas list with us for a chance of winning $500! Published wishlists will receive $50 of elitefts store credit. Read contest details here! And hurry! December 15th is the last day we’re accepting entries.

Here’s a weekly preview of some of the content we have scheduled for you this December along with what articles, blogs, and logs were the most popular for November.

Happy holidays!

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Week 1

Skip Hill shows his gratitude to leg equipment innovation over the last ten years and lists his top-5 machines. Number one on his list is the Pit Shark. Read to find out what else is on his list.

Brian Alsruhe gives you a tutorial on the atlas stone. He demonstrates form and multiple scenarios to consider as a strongman competitor or for someone who’s looking to try out a new implement to spice up accessory work. Watch now!

Enjoy Christmas lists from Marilia Coutinho, Federico Caballero, and Ben Pollack!

Week 2

JM Blakley is interviewed for the newest I Am feature. Learn where he grew up, the opportunities he took in Columbus, Ohio, with Earl Bruce and Louie Simmons, the inner workings of his mindset, the legacy he desires to leave behind, and more!

Bryan Mann has a question for you: Does the 225 bench press repetitions test even matter?

Enjoy Christmas lists from Daniel Murphy, Carrye Stallard, Austin Mayfield, and Cody Williams!

Week 3

Chris Cooper continues his monthly GPP programming for your business. Set in place these five moves this December and see how your staff and members profit.

Sam Miller goes in-depth on your other T-levels. Have you considered the health of your thyroid on your quest for strength, hypertrophy, power, and performance in bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, and strongman?

Enjoy Christmas lists from Jay Brown, Masumi Parekh, Tiel van den Heuvel, and others, and then be sure to vote for your favorite elitefts Christmas list!

Week 4

Sam Brown shares his Train Your Ass Off with Dave Tate experiences and tells you when the next session comes around why you must sign up.

Votes will be counted and the $500 Christmas list winner will be announced!

We’ll also review 2019 as we share the athletes, coaches, and columnists that were most popular in terms of clicks and the products we couldn’t keep on the proverbial shelves.

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Check out November’s Top-5 blogs, logs, and articles from your favorite coaches, athletes, and columnists:


  2. Pros and Cons of Specialty Bars for Dynamic Waves – Dave Tate
  3. Best Hip Flexor Stretch Of All-Time – Jordan Shallow
  4. The Worst Powerlifting Shoe Ever – CJ Murphy
  5. Blast & Dust – Dave Tate


  1. The Peak Starts. 705x3 Squat – Joe Sullivan
  2. Five Things To Avoid As A College Lifter – Brandon Smitley
  3. Heavy Benching – Joe Sullivan
  4. Squat at a new gym – Joe Sullivan
  5. 744x2. All time PR Double – Joe Sullivan


  1. Redesign Your Weekly Program – Chuck Miller
  2. Chin-Ups at a Higher Bodyweight – Erik Eggers
  3. The End of My Era as a Strength and Conditioning Coach – Todd Hamer
  4. Paying the Price of the Platform – Dave Tate
  5. Daily Undulating Periodization Programming for Your Next Powerlifting Meet – Chris Marzarella

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