Lessons Learned from a Corporate Meathead
Lessons Learned from a Corporate Meathead
Many of us are not fortunate enough to make a living out of the sport and lifestyle that we love.
5 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press
5 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press
Gain weight - this is almost impossible to recommend right now.
Inside Dynamic Sports Development
Inside Dynamic Sports Development
They sure as hell won't have you squatting on a physioball.
Trying to BLOAT
Trying to BLOAT
You know, in the name of love, beards, deadlifts, and all those bloating today.
1000 Pound Yoke Walk
1000 Pound Yoke Walk
After I got home, I studied for finals for a while then set one more PR.
I Want to Get Jacked
I Want to Get Jacked
Am I really THAT skewed?
Rotational Power Development
Rotational Power Development
Many athletic movements involve a rotational component.
From Fat Ass to Bad Ass
From Fat Ass to Bad Ass
Let me preempt this before I get the hate mail – I do not consider myself a bad ass.
Love Nugget in my Swamp Shorts
Love Nugget in my Swamp Shorts
Oct. 15th, my teammate, Lou Costa, and I headed down to Virginia Beach in his sexy little Mercury Cougar.
Selecting the Best: Finding those employees that will produce and support your business
Selecting the Best: Finding those employees that will produce and suppor...
Whether you are hiring a trainer or a custodian, make certain that you have a very good idea of the basic qualities, skills and experience that would be ideal for that position.
Box Squats
Box Squats
I drove all the way home and realized that I left my Holy Briefs hanging outside the gym door (to dry in the Sun) so I went back and got them.
Protein Ice Cream
Protein Ice Cream
This is a video that Michael Keck and I made to show you how to make all natural protein ice cream that is lactose free.
Equipped Lifting: How to Begin
Equipped Lifting: How to Begin
Video as much as you possibly can of your training sessions so that you can go home and analyze your lifts.
Prowler Flu Strikes the Moose(L) Up! Gym
Prowler Flu Strikes the Moose(L) Up! Gym
Too bad they didn't catch the Prowler Flu...
Bring your Bench Press Alive with the Dead Bench
Bring your Bench Press Alive with the Dead Bench
A one second pause at the bottom of the bench press movement causes a 55 percent disruption of the benefits derived from stretch-shortening during the bench press.
Trick or Treat Rhodestown Protein Shake
Trick or Treat Rhodestown Protein Shake
Too much Halloween candy? Use it to get RHODESTOWN big.
9 Ways to Prevent Overtraining
9 Ways to Prevent Overtraining
Properly cycle training efforts
Under the Bar: A New Direction
Under the Bar: A New Direction
I will not be the same person I was before Dad passed.
Defranco's Gym Gets a Boost of Power
Defranco's Gym Gets a Boost of Power
As many of you probably already know, two months ago I moved my gym into a bigger, more badass facility!
6 Ways to Gain Wrist Strength
6 Ways to Gain Wrist Strength
Do wrist curls and extensions.
Rickshaw Rage
Rickshaw Rage
CJ Murphy tests the rickshaw.
Lighten Up
Lighten Up
Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously.
Commit to the Pull
Commit to the Pull
The great Kaz said, “Commit to the pull.”
The Essence of “TIME”
The Essence of “TIME”
In the end, be practical and creative and your athletes will succeed.
1000 Calorie Bloat: Root Beer Float Protein Shake
1000 Calorie Bloat: Root Beer Float Protein Shake
Celebrate Root Beer Float Day with a shake.
John Combs' Chocolate Buckwheat Powercakes
John Combs' Chocolate Buckwheat Powercakes
This is a recipe one of my clients gave me, John Combs.
5 Front Squat Advantages
5 Front Squat Advantages
Here are five advantages front squats have over regular squats.
Taking the L.E.A.D with Weight Room Safety - Part III
Taking the L.E.A.D with Weight Room Safety - Part III
This is why a coach must re-calculate and adjust percentage of maxes or working rep maxes as often as possible.
The Effect of Whey and Soy Protein Supplementation on Lean Body Mass (LBM) of Resistance Trained Young Men
The Effect of Whey and Soy Protein Supplementation on Lean Body Mass (LB...
Extensive research has been done on soy and whey protein supplementation in conjunction with resistance training
Football Camps: A Parent’s Opinion
Football Camps: A Parent’s Opinion
I’ve attended several camps over the years including a combine, team 7-on-7s, college one-day camps, showcase camps, and fundamental camps, and I have an opinion on all of them, so bear with me.
Taking the L.E.A.D With Weight Room Safety - Part II
Taking the L.E.A.D With Weight Room Safety - Part II
As the head strength and conditioning coach, you are not only responsible for teaching athletes but also educating your assistants.
Greek God Gainer Dessert
Greek God Gainer Dessert
This recipe is rich and satisfies any chocolate dessert craving.
Taking the "L.E.A.D" With Weight Room Safety
Taking the "L.E.A.D" With Weight Room Safety
Safety is much more than just spotting and cleaning up. It is what can define your entire program.
In Honor of Dr Yuri Verkhoshansky
In Honor of Dr Yuri Verkhoshansky
Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky lost his life due to health complications this past Wednesday the 23rd of June.
Five 5/3/1 Questions
Five 5/3/1 Questions
Five questions, three questions, one question.
Intimidating Iron Looms in Pennsylvania
Intimidating Iron Looms in Pennsylvania
Once people come down here, they’re hooked.
Power French Toast
Power French Toast
I enjoy this recipe even without syrup.
5 Benefits of Short Bands
5 Benefits of Short Bands
Simple pointers to make the best out of accommodating band resistance.
Joe Dowdell Guides to Become the Ultimate You
Joe Dowdell Guides to Become the Ultimate You
Peak Performance was recently voted by Men’s Health Magazine as one of the top 10 gyms in America.
World of Wendler: Nachos, Beards, Bikes and Training
World of Wendler: Nachos, Beards, Bikes and Training
That's just f*%&ing retarded since I'm uglier now than I've ever been.
Better Performance with a Gym Full of elitefts Equipment
Better Performance with a Gym Full of elitefts Equipment
If you were to ask anyone who knows me and what I’m passionate about, it’d be easy for them to answer.
New Apparel: Shirts and Tanks
New Apparel: Shirts and Tanks
What will you wear for your summer PRs?
In Honor of Charlie Francis
In Honor of Charlie Francis
It is my personal feeling that Charlie is the most important coaching figure to have emerged from the Western Hemisphere.
New Apparel: Show off Your Wheels
New Apparel: Show off Your Wheels
We just put up some stylish new shorts today.
Nutritious and Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies
Nutritious and Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies
A healthier alternative to your favorite cookie.
DVD Review: American Football: Physical Preparation During Skills Camps and the Competition Calendar, by James “The Thinker” Smith
DVD Review: American Football: Physical Preparation During Skills Camps ...
I’ll begin this review by stating, straight off the top, that James “The Thinker” Smith is a friend of mine.
Have you seen this?
Have you seen this?
If you're looking for some entertainment, there may be a traveling side-show headed your way.
New Innovative Ways to Use Your Fat Gripz
New Innovative Ways to Use Your Fat Gripz
Brendon and Kevin rave about the EliteFTS Fat Gripz and share some of the uses they’ve found for them.
Same Vegetable, Fresh Twist
Same Vegetable, Fresh Twist
Here's a fresh twist on a commonly plain vegetable.
Wendler Vision: Friday
Wendler Vision: Friday
This pretty much sums up Jim's Fridays.
The Movement You Can't Do Without
The Movement You Can't Do Without
If you were to ask any coach, trainer or lifter "What's the most important muscle group in sports?" The posterior chain will always come out on top.
Music From the Metal Snob
Music From the Metal Snob
Jim Wendler's original never-ending music post.
How Much Do You Bench?
How Much Do You Bench?
You could bench a lot more than that if you used one of these...
10 Things that DON'T Suck
10 Things that DON'T Suck
Don't suck! Jim and Rachel are the authorities on AWESOMENESS.
Words Win
Words Win
Words win! The more I use it, the more I realize there is a whole lot more going on with these two words than I ever imagined.
Prowler: Push 'N' Puke
With summer quickly approaching, outbreaks of the prowler flu have been reported left and right in the Midwest.
4 Best Ways to Use a Mini Sled
This is a great product variation to the single sled when it comes to extra workouts, recovery - and especially prehab/rehab.

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