You can use a sled or a prowler for a lot of reasons. People like them for conditioning but I think they’re best used for recovery and restoration when you’re getting ready for a meet.
I just added speed work back into my training after a long time without it. Here’s how I’m doing it.
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Located in Boardman, Ohio, the Schumakers have created a competitive playing field for strongman competitors to learn and refine their craft.
Alongside the World’s Strongest Bodybuilder, Mike Dolce and Chris Duffin discuss a plethora of training topics: nutrition, lifestyle, recovery, proper movement principals, and advanced methodology.
Should you do twice as much pulling volume as pressing volume? Some people think so, but it’s not that simple.
Power output is what you’re looking for. Will a speed day produce it?
For someone over 350 pounds, the rules of dropping weight are a little different. There are a few things you need to remember.
JL, Swede, and Casey answer multiple questions in this video, ranging from how to control training intensity to picking openers to nutrition for powerlifters.
At this event, the return for victory is high, which means the competition is harder and heavier than most contests out there.
In transition from strongman to powerlifting, and now from the XPCs to Boss of Bosses, Carlos shares his journey.
Somehow this all ties into real-world experience and the steps taken to reach success as a business owner. Trust us.
In a question-and-answer session, Dave Tate and Mark Watts talk training with a group of strength and conditioning students.
Merging with Traverse City and Bulky Boys Barbell clubs, this Northern Michigan facility has welcomed strongman into their doors.
Screw up your back and being unable to squat or deadlift won’t be your only concern.
In this first interview within a 3-part series, we discuss the commonalities in our training philosophies and address methods for staying in touch with your body.
Dave and JL talk about the aspects of Circa Max that many lifters overlook: the what, how, when, why, and who.
These two back exercises are a staple of every bodybuilder’s program but there are many ways to screw them up. Are you performing them correctly?
Owned and operated by Tyler Petro and his wife Sarah Connors-Petro, this gym started in a storage unit and has grown to a premier facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
This bar brings endless potential to your weight room — but only if used properly. Don’t forget these two cues.
If visions of vomit, blood, cysts, and puss make you queasy, find another video to watch.
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.
In some way all these things come together before, during, or after a House of Biceps training session.
JL Holdsworth joins Dave for a look back at the years they spent training at Westside and everything they learned there.
Smitley discusses each cue and technical advice given to the young lifters, explaining how and why it is important for them to make the changes in their training while preparing for competition.
Settled in Wooster, Ohio, Andrew Durniat created the training facility he’s always wanted: his own.
This presentation from the University of Western States Chiropractic College breaks down the bench press and examines why there is a benefit to performing the movement outside of a posturally correct position.
Every lifter has their own optimal place on the arousal curve. Going in either direction from that point will wreck your performance.
Every member of this team has been meticulously chosen based on their unique talents. There’s more to earning your spot than lifting big weights.
If Tarra never lifted more than her current best 1200-pound raw total at 181, she would still be one of the greatest. The scary thing? She’s just starting.
If you’re competing raw but want to use briefs or a shirt in training, there’s one rule you need to follow.
The second part of this interview, Dan Green and Dave Tate share business challenges and the process of building a successful training facility.
From beginner to immediate to advanced, your methods must progress and become specific to your needs.
Eric Dawson opened his Medford, Massachusetts gym in his back yard—literally—to always be there to oversee his gym and help his athletes.
Leverages will influence your ideal deadlift stance, but that’s only one small part of finding your weakness is.
Team elitefts did more than just compete this year at the Arnold. Everything we did is compiled here in one super-sized article.
I hear lifters say this shit all the time. It’s ludicrous.
Can you do both? This is Julia’s approach.
In this video interview, we take an inside look at NHL strength and conditioning from someone right at the center.
Working in conjunction with other professionals and experts, owner Tyler Miller has created a home for strongman athletes in Fishers, Indiana to train and prepare for any athletic endeavor.
This mistake is really, really simple, even if no one wants to take ownership of it.
Talking with founders Shawn Sherman and Jonathan Loos, I learned of the benefits and limitations of this restorative system that aims at pinpointing and eliminating joint dysfunctions.
There’s going to be a time when you can’t do this anymore. Don’t piss on this opportunity. When it’s gone, it’s gone.
As John enters the final weeks before the 2016 Arnold, this trio of professional bodybuilders joined Dave at the S4 Compound for a high-intensity training session. Full workout included.
Owned by elitefts coach CJ Murphy in Massachusetts, TPS is one of the best gyms in the country, with the accolades and athletes to prove it.
Stop beating yourself up after hitting a sticking point in your training. Figure out what the problem is and fix it. These tips will help the troubleshooting process.
With only four weeks to go, our athletes are getting serious (and animated) in the S4 Compound.
Sleeves? Zippers? Material? Fit? Here are a few specific qualities to look for.
There are three questions you should be asking yourself before investing in equipment.
In Mooresville, Indiana, owner Aaron Molin has amassed an amazing training facility to help grow the sport of strongman — “The Barn” is where all the action takes place.
It might take you 10 reps to find your groove, or it might take you 100. Keep working until that position becomes automatic.
People always want to talk about when geared powerlifting ruled the sport. Now they think raw is in charge. What’s the answer?
Could he be the next man to bench press over 700 pounds raw?
Located in Lorraine, Ohio, this facility is definitely top notch with more equipment than you can dream of! Past professional Highland Games athlete Mark Valenti is doing things right by providing an outlet for all strength disciplines.
How you choose to prime your body for a training session is up to you, but not all warm up and recovery methods are equal.
To overcome the limitations of an exclusively online coach-to-client relationship, these elitefts team members traveled to the S4 Compound for a day of in-person coaching in preparation for CPU Nationals.
This is a great training facility in Memphis, Tennessee owned by strength coach, athlete, and EliteFTS columnist, David Allen.
Equipped powerlifting isn’t easy to do by yourself in a home gym. But if you’re going to do it, you need to know how to do it safely.
Do you know the number one secret to being a great strength athlete?