WATCH: Go All In or Get Out
WATCH: Go All In or Get Out
When he spoke at The elitefts Powerlifting Experience II, Clint Darden didn't present on squat cues or deadlift programming. He asked a more important question: Do you know why?
What Age Are You Chasing?
What Age Are You Chasing?
To you youngsters: as you reach for maturity, don't stumble into old age.
WATCH: Team Elitefts Training and Coaching at The Powerlifting Experience
WATCH: Team Elitefts Training and Coaching at The Powerlifting Experience
When weekend seminars at the S4 Compound come to a close, everyone in attendance leaves with a renewed determination for self-improvement. We have harnessed this motivation for you.
The Hypocrisy of Intent Without Action
The Hypocrisy of Intent Without Action
Are you using your busy schedule as an excuse for your wasted potential?
The Pursuit of Likes: Why Women Should Save Competition for the Stage
The Pursuit of Likes: Why Women Should Save Competition for the Stage
Beautiful women, so what’s your Instagram account look like? Selfie-fest? Pushing the limits of skin exposure?
The Process and Product of Goal Setting
The Process and Product of Goal Setting
The training will make you Strong(er) of body. The goal setting will help you become Strong(er) of mind.
Mastery of Skill: Humility and Confidence
Mastery of Skill: Humility and Confidence
Confidence certainly fits the generally accepted mold of the alpha male, as it should. What about confidence?
10 Ways to Become an Internet Guru
10 Ways to Become an Internet Guru
When did it become a bad thing to take pride in your best work?
Pre-Season Training for the Part-Time Athlete
Pre-Season Training for the Part-Time Athlete
This program outline gives you the ability to insert the gym-based training, conditioning, and specialized development that addresses your individual pre-season needs.
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Changes and The Future
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Changes and The Future
I have my own demons to keep in line. They're a product of my disorders and I've learned to accept this.
Surround Yourself with Amazing People
Surround Yourself with Amazing People
The experience of sharing success with like-minded individuals will motivate you to wake up everyday and make the most of the time you're given.
Value, Trust, and Gratitude
Value, Trust, and Gratitude
Your treatment of others is the foundation of every relationship in your life. Are you building yours up or breaking them down?
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Getting an Accurate Diagno...
Overcoming my life-altering issues started with taking back control by seeking a clinical explanation for what I was experiencing.
The Impact of Mentors on Life Development
The Impact of Mentors on Life Development
In your lifetime, you will encounter those who beat you down and those who inspire your personal development. It is your responsibility to choose who becomes the guiding voice.
How Joe Rogan Saved My Life
How Joe Rogan Saved My Life
How can one adequately explain the significance of the Renaissance Man that is Joe Rogan and his dynamic podcast?
Masculinity and the Growth of a Man
Masculinity and the Growth of a Man
Possessing a penis doesn’t make you a man.
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Lack of Sleep and Depression
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Lack of Sleep and Depression
It is difficult to reach the top of any sport within a hyper-competitive atmosphere. It is even more difficult with depression and sleep complications.
What We Can Learn from a T-Shirt
What We Can Learn from a T-Shirt
The clothing we wear makes a statement of our fashion, but what does it say about our character?
General Mistakes All Powerlifters Make
General Mistakes All Powerlifters Make
There are things that are right in powerlifting. There are things that are wrong in powerlifting. And then there are things that work for only you. Learn to tell them apart.
The Six Best Pieces of Training Advice
The Six Best Pieces of Training Advice
Guidance through many years of elite-level powerlifting has produced six specific lessons for platform and personal strength.
The Intimidation Factor
The Intimidation Factor
Mike Tyson, Ronda Rousey, and the 1990 UNLV Rebels—what did they have in common? They knew how to win before the match even started.
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
The best selling author of 'Start with Why' and 'Leaders Eat Last', Simon Sinek explains the essential qualities of leadership
Back from the Dead: Starting Over with Jim Wendler
Back from the Dead: Starting Over with Jim Wendler
My journey from hospital bed to Jim Wendler's power rack started with one decision: to do what the doctors said I couldn't.
Why Do I Powerlift?
Why Do I Powerlift?
Have you ever stopped to ask why you do what you do?
What Are You Doing with Your Gifts?
What Are You Doing with Your Gifts?
In life and in strength you are given one opportunity. It is free aside from this exception: you must do something with it.
What Lifters Can Learn from Cyclists
What Lifters Can Learn from Cyclists
One percent can make all the difference in achieving your goals.
Critics Can Go Piss Off
Critics Can Go Piss Off
This is a game of win/lose. You should be too busy getting things done to worry about those who can’t finish anything. Easier said than done right? Read this to see how.
5 Mental Strategies To PR at Your Next Competition
5 Mental Strategies To PR at Your Next Competition
You've spent weeks preparing your body for the meet, don't let your mind hold you back.
Motivation for Youth Athletes Through Friendly Competition
Motivation for Youth Athletes Through Friendly Competition
Worked well for Cain, not so well for Abel.
The Solitary Game
The Solitary Game
About being alone, feeling good with your own company and being an athlete
Important Steps to Reach Your Goals
Important Steps to Reach Your Goals
Let go of your past, bury old habits, and look to a brighter future.
5 Elements of Defeat
5 Elements of Defeat
Will you be a champ or a chump?
Do Goals Limit Your Success?
Do Goals Limit Your Success?
If you are breaking PR after PR than maybe your goals are the biggest limit to your success.
Marriage and Muscle
Marriage and Muscle
How I balance love and life to stay engaged in the things that matter.
Glory Lasts Forever
Glory Lasts Forever
Why don't you just go the safe route? Sit on the couch and think about all the things others have accomplished.
Losing, Failing and Quitting
Losing, Failing and Quitting
Choosing how you view the outcome, will determine if you advance in your goals.
Two Decades at the Top: Schwab's Secrets to Longevity
Two Decades at the Top: Schwab's Secrets to Longevity
If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge an injury.
Cross-Country Journey Keeps Legacies Alive
Cross-Country Journey Keeps Legacies Alive
Former Army Football Captain Mike Viti hikes 7100 kilometers to honor 7100 service members KIA in the Global War on Terror.
The Courage of Introspection
The Courage of Introspection
Why do we act like the depth of our squat is more important than the depth of our character?
Falling Short of Failure
Falling Short of Failure
You can learn the darndest things from people with hard-to-pronounce names.
The Team elitefts Original Soundtrack
The Team elitefts Original Soundtrack
What does it take to crank your training intensity? Team elitefts goes all Siskel & Ebert on that.
Do You Have The Truman Factor?
Do You Have The Truman Factor?
Little known fact: despite those whole "atomic bomb incidents," Truman deadlifted sumo.
WATCH: The NEW elitefts!
WATCH: The NEW elitefts!
Our game plan: kick in doors, knock down walls, and create content unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Lifting: A Gauge of Truth
Lifting: A Gauge of Truth
You could lie about how hard you train, the foods you eat, and your gym PRs...but progress will only happen if you're true to the weights.
WATCH: Pulcinella's Advice for Teen Lifters
WATCH: Pulcinella's Advice for Teen Lifters
You're still growing hair in funny places, so you don'' know any better. Listen up.
Five Ways to Build Mental Toughness
Five Ways to Build Mental Toughness
Bulletproof your mind. Bulletproof your back. Hell, bulletproof everything.
WATCH: The Team Talks About the Team
WATCH: The Team Talks About the Team
Fifteen years of team members share their experiences and reasons of being a part of elitefts.
Gluten for Punishment
Gluten for Punishment
I see you sitting there with a smug look on your face as you drink your gluten-free water. You ain't so smart.
A Year of Eating for Strength
A Year of Eating for Strength
Fill your calendar and your stomach with this annual guide for progress-driven nutrition.
The Problem of Oversimplification
The Problem of Oversimplification
With a complex organism such as the human body, answers to questions must contain a broad analysis covering various components.
Meet New Team Member Meana Franco
Meet New Team Member Meana Franco
With guidance from hall-of-famer Steve Goggins, Franco is poised to make her mark in the sport.
I'm Not Sad for Mike Matarazzo
I'm Not Sad for Mike Matarazzo
I'm sad that not enough people live the way they want to—happy and on their own terms.
Elitefts.com to Syndicate Original Content on MensHealth.com
Elitefts.com to Syndicate Original Content on MensHealth.com
Partnership brings quality information to a broader audience.
Nutrition Strategies for Busy Lifters
Nutrition Strategies for Busy Lifters
No BS guide to packing in your food without having to resort to the drive-thru.
The Philosophy of Muscle: Examinations of the Big Questions
The Philosophy of Muscle: Examinations of the Big Questions
Expert in ethics, philosophy, law, and social policy (as well as WNBF bodybuilding pro), Dr. Melina Bell examines bodybuilding through a philosophical lens.
Nutrition Advice from Generation X (to Y and Z)
Nutrition Advice from Generation X (to Y and Z)
When your elders say "eat your veggies," you young'uns better listen.
Constructing Your Program
Constructing Your Program
The second segment of my guide to off-season programming. It's what you choose to do between competitions that matters.
The Joe Kenn Experience
The Joe Kenn Experience
I had an epiphany at the NSCA National Conference.
Veteran's Perspective of the Platform
Veteran's Perspective of the Platform
Are you obsessing over the minutiae and overlooking the big picture?

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