Training with Boris Sheiko changed me as both a powerlifter and a coach, and I’m forever grateful for it.
Dan Bell is the first SHW to surpass a 2600 total, raw and in wraps. Tune in to hear about the squat he’s preparing to hit at elitefts this weekend.
Your biological age is different than your training age. If you’ve racked up years of training in the gym, you should learn the difference between the two.
We’ve reached 200 crew members! Here’s their first monthly BONUS episode. Watch future bonus episodes by joining the crew.
Brian was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and played his entire 9-year career for the them.
Most trainees neglect grip strength, and athletes are no different. In today’s article, Romain dives deep into how essential grip strength is for athletes and trainees alike.
SWIS 2022 was an incredible event filled with deep conversations, curated presentations, and camaraderie galore. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of last year’s event.
Kevin is the head coach and owner of Precision Powerlifting Systems, a competitive powerlifting team based out of Boston, MA.
Estrogen dominance and hypothyroidism are two common hormone issues we see in our female clients. Let’s mitigate these issues!
Want to get more out of your training programs? Include single-leg training.
Justin Harris is the owner of the customized training and performance nutrition company Troponin Nutrition and co-owner of 1st Detachment.
Building periodized programs is a big investment. It requires time, patience, and thought.
Daniel DeBrocke is the director of education at Kabuki Strength. He’s a competitive powerlifter and strength coach too. Learn more!
The band walk is one of the most popular glute exercises of all time, but it requires thought, skill, and proper execution to be effective.
Zach began coaching full-time in 2002 and has been in the private sector for 20 years. Learn how his coaching career has moved full circle.
My goal was to safely train for the maximum strength a kettlebell could offer. Here’s how I improved grip, cardiovascular fitness, and GPP pain-free.
Jimmy Kolb is a drug-free, equipped bench specialist—the first and only person to bench 1200 and 1300 pounds and hold 11 competitive 1000+ pound benches in the last two years.
Use your fleeting meet prep time wisely, as Azrael, the killer of training time, will be coming for you…
Nate Harvey, MS, CSCS, is elitefts’ executive equipment specialist. Learn more about equipment at elitefts and his book Conjugate U!
The Battle Axe Gym has been home to world-class strength athletes, SOF, first responders, and several state and national champions in powerlifting and strongman since 2012.
Although Anthony is a mutil-ply lifter, Anthony holds the single-ply world record squat (1036.2 @258) for the 275s.
Let’s boil down program design for the tactical athlete into five main categories: peak sustainability, stress management, [click for more].
Maintain strength and fullness with this program as you deplete your dietary stores to reach low levels of bodyfat.
Most lifters will have one if not two, main issues when they squat: pitching forward and tightness. What does this bar help fix?
Limit the variables that’ll derail your early powerlifting experience as an inexperienced lifter. Here’s conjugate in a nutshell.
The three-day-a-week full body program is the most productive in team sports preparation. Here’s what we’re doing for 2023!
Trevor has coached over 25 all-time world records with eight separate athletes: Dallas Norris, Jenn Rotsinger, Ashley Garcia, Phil Herndon, Jordan Wong, Stacy “Bama” Burr, and Danny Misencik.
Before we push into a brand new year, let’s reflect. Here’s the best of the best from 2022. Enjoy!
Together for the holidays, let’s see what ridiculousness these guys are up to.
If getting under the bar is the end goal post-injury, here’s what NOT to do. By knowing the wrong approach, it’s easier to grasp what’s right.
Powerlifting is a mess, and sometimes we wonder why we even bother. Yet, it’s given me a tremendous mentor and unexplainable gifts.
Naomi and Tom Sheppard discuss training and intensification methods that work: eccentrics, isometrics, concentrics, and more!
Amber serves our country, is a badass on the platform, and is an advocate for women in the sport. Learn more!
We NEED to make sure we are nailing down the basics. This is low-hanging fruit that everyone should be doing, regardless of whether you experience bloating!
How can we make rugby players perform better in a very short period of time without a negative impact?
Seth and Meana co-own Activated Performance, where their goal is to elevate the standard of powerlifting coaching and education.
Brandon currently holds the all-time world record squat in the 132-pound weight class, with a 567-pound squat.
Number one in your hearts, John Haack sits down with Dave in the 156th episode of Table Talk.
The holidays equate to roughly 12 meals. If you can’t handle 12 meals and instead turn into a slob overnight…
Shawn Frankl is the first to squat over 5X his body weight, squatting 1055 pounds at 198. Learn how Rick Hussey’s influence shaped Shawn.
The creator of 5/3/1, let’s see what Jim is up to this month and how his high school football team did this past season.
Tom’s life goal is to crack open a beer with every one of his followers. Let’s get stupid.
Your best progress will usually be found outside your comfort zone or by doing something you haven’t done before.
Two catchwords that continue to make me shake my head are overtraining and deload. The end goal is a balance between training and recovery.
It’s up to us as coaches to stay relevant and be open to changing methods to meet the demands of the changing generations.
It’s interesting seeing a quad-dominant athlete squat 400 pounds but struggle to squat off a box with 135.
Although so many lifters seem to think a great bloat just magically appears after a big meal, there is an art to it. Here’s what you need to know.
Only 30 episodes later, Dave is now a 5x World Powerlifting Champion! Listen about his training prep and what he’s preparing for next.
Cory worked as an underground coal miner to save money for college until he opened his first gym at 20. Co-founder of Musclepharm, where’s he now?
Although this may look super confusing initially, I promise that if you can do some simple math, you can make the APRE system work.
The basis of the program is conjugate periodization, with some scheduled deloads and a reverse band peaking schedule from Brian Carroll’s 10/20/Life.
Strong supporters and longtime customers of elitefts, learn more about their story as competitors and business owners.
You can master all of these variables: gear fit, gear sponsors, travel, and weight. But If not, they’ll ruin an entire training cycle.
Blaine Sumner is an IPF Powerlifting World Champion and currently holds the most Open World Records in Powerlifting.
This is a fun one where I relate viscoelasticity to training stimuli in a way you’ll understand to fix your shitty pecs…
If you have an equal love for bodybuilding and powerlifting with a goal to become bigger and stronger, this program is for YOU.
Learn more about Mike, his competitive background in football and bodybuilding as an IFBB pro, training methods, injuries, and more!
Trevor is a coach for Renaissance Periodization and specializes in diets and training plans. He’s totaled elite in multiply and raw divisions.