The Most Important Training Article You Will Read This Year
The Most Important Training Article You Will Read This Year
elitefts has a strong focus on the freedom of education — so strong that we're willing to invest in all of the content we provide for you. For 20 years, the strength of this value has enabled us to earn your trust, and therefore, produce more content.
How Strength and Speed Training Can Help Build Your Aerobic Capacity
How Strength and Speed Training Can Help Build Your Aerobic Capacity
Strength and speed training positively influenced my client's Ironman competition outcome, an event that is very aerobic- and lactic power-based, but why? Let's take a closer look at energy systems as a whole to find out.
The Vault: Do the Stuff You Suck At
The Vault: Do the Stuff You Suck At
Do you ever wonder where your weak points come from? What to learn how to overcome them? This FREE resource is for you...
Personal Training Through Pregnancy
Personal Training Through Pregnancy
I've trained around 10 women during their pregnancies, and my keys to success have been keeping open communication and making sure I'm setting a good movement and pace with my clients.
WATCH: Table Talk — LeBron James’ Squat
WATCH: Table Talk — LeBron James’ Squat
Too high? Too fast? Too slow? Knees coming in?
WATCH: Cut Your Training Time in Half
WATCH: Cut Your Training Time in Half
In one way or another, we’re all working against a clock. If you want to shave time off your training day, invest in these office supplies.
A Question of Strength
A Question of Strength
Sixteen questions covering the basics (and often neglected) beginning with bench press templates to dimel deadlifts.
My Indicators
My Indicators
My key indicators (as well as yours) take time to know and develop. They also will change over time, so always be on the lookout and always monitor your training.
Successful Box Squat Cycles
Successful Box Squat Cycles
Rather than just writing one cycle, I’ve decided to make an easy to follow quasi-article that contains all the different cycles for the squat that I’ve used with success. YES to chains and bands.
Deadlift Fundamentals — The Difference Between Failure and Lockout
Deadlift Fundamentals — The Difference Between Failure and Lockout
These elite lifters share some fundamental characteristics at the start of their deadlifts—hips high, arm length maximized, shins very close to the bar, and torsos not vertical.
REGISTER NOW: April 30th Training Camp with JL Holdsworth, Swede Burns, and Casey Williams
REGISTER NOW: April 30th Training Camp with JL Holdsworth, Swede Burns, ...
You will have the opportunity to learn about any topic in strength training you choose, from execution of the main lifts all the way down to minute details of accessory work.
THREE DAYS LEFT — Win 12 Weeks of Free Online Training from Team Elitefts
THREE DAYS LEFT — Win 12 Weeks of Free Online Training from Team Elitefts
Participating coaches include; Swede Burns, Clint Darden, Julia Ladewski, Brandon Smitley, Joe Schillero, Ken Skip Hill, Zach Gallmann, Matt Ladewski, Shane Church, David Allen, Casey Williams, Dani Overcash, David Kirschen, Sheri Whethem, Ken Whethem.
How To Increase Your 225-Pound Bench for Reps Test
How To Increase Your 225-Pound Bench for Reps Test
Here are 23 tips to master the most famous NFL Combine challenge,
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Build the Deadlift Without Deadlifting?
WATCH: Table Talk — Can You Build the Deadlift Without Deadlifting?
A lot of people disagree about how often you should deadlift in the gym, if at all. For 13 years of competing, this is how I trained my deadlift.
Grip, Masochism, and Asphalt: Training During Travel Season
Grip, Masochism, and Asphalt: Training During Travel Season
My son baseball's schedule has kept me away from the gym and forced me to come up with creative ways to keep training.
Best Program Alterations To Make When Your Training Hits a Roadblock
Best Program Alterations To Make When Your Training Hits a Roadblock
You inevitably need to change up what you’re doing after stalled progress. What do you change? How do you go about deciding what to keep and what to remove?
Recovery Work for Increased Growth and Performance
Recovery Work for Increased Growth and Performance
When your progress slows and your body breaks down beyond repair, it's time to reexamine your recovery and restoration protocol. Is it doing what it should?
The Definitive Guide to the Board Press
The Definitive Guide to the Board Press
We are certain this article and embedded videos will not hit every sports and news outlet online, but at least you will LEARN HOW TO F**CKING BOARD PRESS! We have no idea what caused the recent train wreck, but can offer one solution by reposting an article from six years ago.
WATCH: Clint Darden Coaches How to Shave Seconds Off the Farmer's Walk
WATCH: Clint Darden Coaches How to Shave Seconds Off the Farmer's Walk
These simple pick and acceleration adjustments will give you the edge you need during the initial seconds of the farmer's carry.
Strength Development for the Casual Male Lifter
Strength Development for the Casual Male Lifter
For our readers not looking to the take platform or the stage, this program delivers only what you need to become a stronger, leaner version of yourself.
Mythbusters 101: Don't Fall for These Fallacies
Mythbusters 101: Don't Fall for These Fallacies
Bad information is passed from lifter to lifter, website to website. Let's end the charade.
4 Ways to Test Your Grit in the Weightroom
4 Ways to Test Your Grit in the Weightroom
If you can survive these challenges it will be good for...but it won't feel that way.
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.
WATCH: How Are You Teaching the Squat?
WATCH: How Are You Teaching the Squat?
Mark Watts visits JL Holdsworth and his staff at The Spot Athletics to discuss instruction of the squat and how to create proficiency in an untrained population.
Harry Selkow's Prowler® Training Progression
Harry Selkow's Prowler® Training Progression
If you've been bitten by the beast and contracted the prowler flu, this program is your antidote.
Is Getting Strong as Simple as Wiggling Your Toes?
Is Getting Strong as Simple as Wiggling Your Toes?
You've received a lot of lifting cues in your life, but I guarantee you've never heard this one.
Raw Powerlifting Program, Building The Core Lifts
Raw Powerlifting Program, Building The Core Lifts
Team elitefts™ coach Clint Darden drops a solid Raw Powerlifting Program he has used with many of his clients.
3 Ways to Really Build Muscle
3 Ways to Really Build Muscle
Are you looking for the magic tip to gaining solid lean muscle mass? Look no more. All you need to know is within this article.
10 Steps to Set Up for a Bigger Bench
10 Steps to Set Up for a Bigger Bench
These technique tips built Yard a 525-pound RAW bench.
Perfection, Insane Competitiveness, and Four Weeks to Bigger Arms
Perfection, Insane Competitiveness, and Four Weeks to Bigger Arms
David Allen, Justin Harris, and Josh McMillan break down mental and physical barriers to success.
Kirschen WPC Worlds Recap
Kirschen WPC Worlds Recap
I had ONE job...and I blew it.
4 Simple Ways to Increase Volume
4 Simple Ways to Increase Volume
Use these special techniques to boost your volume without crushing your recovery.
Training the Mind-Muscle Connection
Training the Mind-Muscle Connection
Get those stubborn muscles flexing with this neuromuscular innervation protocol.
Basic Guidelines for Injury-Free Progress
Basic Guidelines for Injury-Free Progress
Those extra 15 sets of leg extensions are fun, but do they help you?
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.
Andy Deck Runner Up At Maryland's Strongest Man
Andy Deck Runner Up At Maryland's Strongest Man
Andy Deck takes second place at Maryland's Strongest Man Contest.
The Ins and Outs of Knee Wraps
The Ins and Outs of Knee Wraps
Team elitefts shares tips and tricks to get the most out of knee reinforcement.
How To Master the Circus DB
How To Master the Circus DB
Tricks to master a 'bell that will qualify you to join any carnival.
Why Westside Didn't Work for You
Why Westside Didn't Work for You
Don't trash a program you're not implementing properly.
The Difference Between Olympic and ATG Squats
The Difference Between Olympic and ATG Squats
Do these both have value and do Olympic lifters even care?
Turbocharge Your Squat with Depth Jumps
Turbocharge Your Squat with Depth Jumps
How depth jumps will help improve your maximal squat.
The Duffin Training Protocol
The Duffin Training Protocol
Learn the basic elements Duffin used to build his 2039 raw total.
Why Kai Didn't Win (and Why It Doesn't Matter)
Why Kai Didn't Win (and Why It Doesn't Matter)
In a sport that has gone from high school stages to large Vegas venues, winning the Mr. Olympia has become much more than just having the biggest and best conditioned physique on stage.
Don't Let Your Mentorship Sink
Don't Let Your Mentorship Sink
If you don't accept average, neither will your students or athletes.
The Repercussions of Psychological Abuse in Sports
The Repercussions of Psychological Abuse in Sports
Helping boys become young men does not require verbal brutality.
Power Training for Team Sports
Power Training for Team Sports
Effective training programs to use on your team during the competitive season.
Misconceptions About Lactic Acid
Misconceptions About Lactic Acid
Three more reps…yeah, three more. That’s it! Feel the burn. FEEL THAT BURN!
Setting Up Westside for the Raw Lifter
Setting Up Westside for the Raw Lifter
With a program based on adapting to your weaknesses and strengths, this article explains how to customize your training for raw lifters.
How I Train for a Meet, Month One
How I Train for a Meet, Month One
The Freakshow lays down his game plan for powerlifting. Can you handle it?
The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up
The Importance of a Proper Warm-Up
With a program known for strength increases, with a minimal injury rate, this guy knows a thing or two about a proper warm up.
Personal Training: Myth Versus Reality
Personal Training: Myth Versus Reality
A real view of the industry from someone inside it.
Resisting the Decline
Resisting the Decline
For those middle aged, andropause diminishes both sexual Tyrannosaurus status and quality of life.
Five Bodybuilding Illusions Amateurs Need to Ditch
Five Bodybuilding Illusions Amateurs Need to Ditch
You can't Criss Angel your way to an IFBB pro card.
Cortisol: A Good Guy with a Bad Rap
Cortisol: A Good Guy with a Bad Rap
Don't let Cousin Eddie run amuck in your body.
Training to Peak for a Meet
Training to Peak for a Meet
After two decades of competing, The M2 Method author has fine-tuned meet prep.
Recruiting From Within the Weightroom
Recruiting From Within the Weightroom
Your first impression defines the coach-athlete relationship that determines your program's success.
Why Your Diet Sucks
Why Your Diet Sucks
Are you guilty of one of these five nutrition screw-ups?

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