What Foundation Are You Building?
What Foundation Are You Building?

You can choose to be a wise builder or a foolish builder. You may not notice the difference at the start, but once meet day comes, there will be no way to hide a weak foundation.

WATCH: CNS Burnout in the Gym
WATCH: CNS Burnout in the Gym

With all the energy Clint spends on being a chaotic animal in the weightroom, is he vulnerable to central nervous shutdown?

Inspiration and Motivation: 6 Articles to Help You Find Your Inner Drive
Inspiration and Motivation: 6 Articles to Help You Find Your Inner Drive

Being truly great means finding a way to help others the same way you seek to improve yourself.

WATCH: Into The Void Documentary
WATCH: Into The Void Documentary

Within those seconds, between with the chalk box and the bar, that’s what I’m talking about. That’s the void.

WATCH: Into The Void
WATCH: Into The Void

This is pain that you crave, because the load you’ve been carrying all your life is now resting on your back — and you have the power to smash it.

How Bodybuilding Changed My Life
How Bodybuilding Changed My Life

I lacked endurance. I had no drive. Then I found Men’s Physique. Through this I gained confidence. I gained ambition. Driven, I am.

Five reality checks in the struggle for sponsorship
Five reality checks in the struggle for sponsorship

Five reality check items for individual athletes in their struggle for sponsorship

Who's Your Iron Mike?
Who's Your Iron Mike?

That extra push each competitor needs doesn’t always come from the place you’d most expect it. Sometimes it comes from Iron Mike.

Being A Garage Lifter
Being A Garage Lifter

Training changed my life, but it was elitefts that taught me how to do it correctly. I’m a garage lifter, and I’m happy to be.

Motivation and Inspiration: What Keeps You Going?
Motivation and Inspiration: What Keeps You Going?

Sometimes working through adversity feels like a task you cannot possibly do on your own. Here are some ways to keep you going when things get tough.

Training the Inner Drive
Training the Inner Drive

Your career in this world of strength will only go as far as your desire to win. Lose that, and you lose any chance you ever had to succeed.

Price of the Platform
Price of the Platform

From test vials to Vicodin bottles, a handful of powerlifting champions recount their sacrifices. Was it worth it?

The Practice of Overcoming Fear
The Practice of Overcoming Fear

Fear is not something to be avoided. Do not run from one of the most powerful human sensations. Embrace it and use it to your advantage.

Identity Crisis: Who Are You in the Fitness Industry?
Identity Crisis: Who Are You in the Fitness Industry?

The expense of climbing the wrong mountain is falling back down before finding the right one. Choose wisely.

Powerlifting and meaning: I think we lie to ourselves
Powerlifting and meaning: I think we lie to ourselves

I just watched Dan Ariely’s TED conference about motivation and work and it made me think about our attitude towards other people’s reaction to powerlifting. Most of us (in fact, I would say all of us) claim we don’t give a shit.

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.

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