Women’s health is being ignored! Birth control is handed out like candy for trivial conditions such as acne. Although you may find some a symptom disappear short-term, remember you're not fixing anything—you're just putting a temporary Band-Aid on your health.
How many sets and reps do you do with max effort work and accessories? Here's what I prescribe for my conjuphasic clients. You'll notice I love coming up with ways to self-regulate my athletes and clients through exercise prescription and programming.
Losing precious bits of energy from the beginning sets in a training routine will add up, and they just might cost you a rep (or two even!) at the end of the session. Those reps then have to WAIT until the next workout!
After 10+ years and a lot of success in just knee wraps, one might ask, "Why even bother switching?" I have a few reasons and recommendations for transitioning from raw to gear and back to raw. It takes time, and it's hard, but it's worth it.
Many mistakes were made over the first one and a half years of this program. I tested and made tweaks using Julia and me as guinea pigs so that my clients (and now you) can benefit from combining conjugate with triphasic.
It is no secret that I have always used dynamic training and that I have my clients do it as well. My standpoint is that everyone can get something out of dynamic training, but the dose of it may vary.
If you watch games, particularly college football games in the 80s, everyone looked strong. I know they had big pads and all, but so many players just looked the part. They definitely kept strength leakage to a minimum. How?
I believe that the individualization of programming in team sports is the real holy grail of strength and conditioning. The application of the 3x3 programming matrix will ensure that each player will have the best opportunity to improve in the areas of dire need.
When buying a new power rack for your home or gym, you'll need to consider the space you have, how much money you can spend, and how versatile it can be to accommodate more than a handful of exercises. This is the process I went through when shopping for a power rack.
During my time in Indianapolis with the Firebirds, I came across pit crews that were training at the same place we were. I volunteered my time to help with training for a season then went on to work exclusively with Chip Ganassi about 16 years ago.
There are a ton of great back exercises to choose from, but what exercises translate to more pulling power? More specifically, what exercises bring up weaknesses found in your erectors, lats, and rhomboids?
Private gym owners, Chris Janek and Steve Konopka discuss the relationships they've built with high school strength coaches, parents, and athletes to maintain one mission: help athletes reach their full potential in sport.
The American log press record holder Rob Kearney used to avoid strict pressing as he was able to rely on his massive split jerk to get him over 400 pounds on the log. Once he incorporated strict pressing, as well as other accessory lifts to build his shoulders, he pressed 475 pounds for a new American record.
You will most likely never find yourself in a situation like this. Don't feel bad for yourself by not having access to the weight room and your teammates/coaches. Your competition is probably not training right now. TAKE ADVANTAGE!
I admit it, I messed up. I restricted calories for too long, had too many changes all at once, and ate too many small meals throughout the day. In hindsight, these were the best mistakes that could've happened to my diet. Here's why.
We have been analyzing data, scientific and non-scientific research, burned up phone lines talking to everyone and anyone to see what they are doing, and also getting guidelines from our prospective schools or employers about what to do. In the spirit of Leeroy Jenkins, it's time for action!
I’ve said for years that my job (both current and previous careers) is very easy. What I do is not life or death. What I do is empower those around me to improve. So daily I ask myself, what have I done to help?
I am going to offer the second-best option that I know of to prevent injury that does not require a coach or countless hours to master. You can do it all by yourself. It is a way of executing a repetition.
Based on my brief observations of the garage training crew (and conversations with my son), these are a few of their Keys to Progress. These macro components (“the Keys”) have contributed to their above-average gains in size and strength.
I write this after fielding many questions during this COVID-19 lockdown period from young strength and conditioning coaches who have either lost their jobs or are at a crossroads of confidence. In some 30 years, I've had 17 strength and conditioning jobs...