Squat Quick Fix: The Unrack with Video
Squat Quick Fix: The Unrack with Video

40 seconds to a better squat.

Tactical Pullups
Tactical Pullups

Stuff for Operators, SWAT Guys, Firefighters and the Rest of Us Too.

Three Tips to Improve Your Squat
Three Tips to Improve Your Squat

Not the ones you hear all the time.

Old Man Conjugate: Be Creative
Old Man Conjugate: Be Creative

Sometimes you gotta make shit up. + A Video!

5 Ways to Optimize Your Training
5 Ways to Optimize Your Training

It’s pretty simple.

60 Second Quick Fix: Overhead Press
60 Second Quick Fix: Overhead Press
It’ll take longer to read the article than to watch the video inside.
Foot Position the Bench Press: Does it matter and what’s the difference?
Foot Position the Bench Press: Does it matter and what’s the difference?
Pros and cons; read this to figure out what’s best for you.
Weight Loss Tips from Two Guys Who Lost 100 Pounds Each
Weight Loss Tips from Two Guys Who Lost 100 Pounds Each
Check out this interview with Vincent Dizenzo
Off Topic Rant
Off Topic Rant
You really should read this.
Control what you can, don’t worry about the rest.
Control what you can, don’t worry about the rest.
Tons of good advice for those who worry about things they cannot control.
Home Gym Essentials on a Budget
Home Gym Essentials on a Budget

Here are my top budget-conscious choices for an extremely effective home workout.

C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #3
C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #3

In my first two Specialty Bar Car Shows, I showed you a plethora of specialty bars: the elitefts Power Bar, trap bars, deadlift bars, the elitefts Rackable Cambered Squat Bar, and the Tsunami and Bandbell Bars. Now, in the grand finale, I’ve saved the best, most badass bar for last…

C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #2
C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #2

In my second Specialty Bar Car Show, I’m going to teach you everything I know about the Tsunami Bar, Bandbell Bar, and — one of my all-time favorites — Safety Squat Bars. If I haven’t sold you on any of these bars, remember this…

C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #1
C.J. Murphy's Specialty Bar Car Show #1

I get a lot of questions about bars from people. As someone who loves car shows and learning more about cars, I decided to teach people about specialty bars in a similar type of format. I call it: the bar show. (Get it? Bar show? Car show? OK, fine, I’ll see myself out for that pun.)

Murph’s Top 10 Gifts for the Old Man in Your Life
Murph’s Top 10 Gifts for the Old Man in Your Life

Grab one or grab them all. He will appreciate it.

Equipment Feature — elitefts Power Bar
Equipment Feature — elitefts Power Bar

USA-made quality for $329? Yes, that’s right.

The Sumo Deadlift — You're Doing It the Wrong Way
The Sumo Deadlift — You're Doing It the Wrong Way

The sumo deadlift is a misunderstood type of pull with so many advantages. Let’s start with technique so you can smash a PR!

WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — Training Program and Top-Secret Russian Insights
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — Training Program and Top-Secret Russian Insights

It’s in discussions like these that I am reminded of what a nice guy Andrey is, and how willing he is to share his expertise to support the development of other powerlifters and young athletes.

WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — RPR, Powerlifting Culture, Injury Prevention
WATCH: Andrey Malanichev — RPR, Powerlifting Culture, Injury Prevention

This interview gives you the chance to learn more about Andrey, his training techniques/philosophies that led him to great success, including his views on sport history/culture found in the US and Russia.

The Five Best New Strength Training Items from elitefts
The Five Best New Strength Training Items from elitefts

New equipment means new ways to help you get strong — and a lot more fun.

Build Your Deadlift with the Deadlift Plus Deadlift Below the Knee
Build Your Deadlift with the Deadlift Plus Deadlift Below the Knee

This is a great specialty exercise for lifters who get stuck a few inches off the floor, allow their shoulders to get too far in front of the bar, or lose their lats.

Build Your Deadlift with the Snatch Grip Deadlift
Build Your Deadlift with the Snatch Grip Deadlift

The snatch grip deadlift is an outstanding assistance lift if you have a weak upper back or erectors, but it’s not a traditional deadlift. Many cues for it are contrary to the traditional pull.

Three Specialty Bars You Need and Why
Three Specialty Bars You Need and Why

There are tons of specialty bars on the market and they all have some value in your training. I feel that these are the three best.

The Agility Ladder — Useful Tool or Waste of Time?
The Agility Ladder — Useful Tool or Waste of Time?

I’ve heard more times than I can count that agility ladders are not all they are cracked up to be, that they don’t fit into an elite athlete’s program, that they don’t develop speed, and that they don’t develop change of direction skills.

How to Use Lifting Straps: A Simple Tutorial
How to Use Lifting Straps: A Simple Tutorial

This method is fast, simple, and won’t let the bar ever slip from your hands.

10 Best Christmas Gifts for the Old Guy Who Still Wants to Lift and Get Strong(er)
10 Best Christmas Gifts for the Old Guy Who Still Wants to Lift and Get ...
I know a lot of EliteFTS.com readers fall into this category and being one myself I have some insight into this category.
How to Run a Great Strongman Contest: The Final Days Before Competition
How to Run a Great Strongman Contest: The Final Days Before Competition

If you followed my advice from the first article and prepared for the events, there are just a few more things you need to do before kicking off the competition.

How to Run a Great Strongman Contest: 6 Steps to a Better Competition
How to Run a Great Strongman Contest: 6 Steps to a Better Competition

Our show is one of the longest-running shows in America and is a highly-organized, efficient, and well-run event that athletes look forward to. But it wasn’t always like that — we started poorly and disorganized. Here’s how we fixed it.

WATCH: Mickey Belaineh — Harvard Law Graduate and IPF Junior World Champion
WATCH: Mickey Belaineh — Harvard Law Graduate and IPF Junior World Champion

With bar exams complete and results pending, Mickey’s focus on powerlifting continues to evolve.

What to Do As A Novice Strongman — Writing Your Own Program
What to Do As A Novice Strongman — Writing Your Own Program

You need a lot in a strongman program: basic barbell lifts, accessory work, practice with the events, conditioning, flexibility, mobility, and recovery work. Use these ideas to build your own training program.

What to Do As A Novice Strongman — Practice and Training Implements
What to Do As A Novice Strongman — Practice and Training Implements

Interested in strongman? Know this first: being as strong as a Himalayan Mountain Yak is good, but being as strong as a Himalayan Mountain Yak with really good technique is better.

When to Build Strength, When to Display It
When to Build Strength, When to Display It

Think about it. How do you prioritize these aspects of your training?

Acumobility — A Game Changer in Mobility
Acumobility — A Game Changer in Mobility

Once the orange ones lose their painful effect, you need to get yourself blue balls. Yeah, I said it. Blue balls.

Training Through Injury: The Edema Press
Training Through Injury: The Edema Press

A broken back doesn’t mean you can’t build your bench. Try this movement to teach better stability through squeezing your glutes and bracing your abs.

Training Through Injury: How To Overcome Disc and Lumbar Issues
Training Through Injury: How To Overcome Disc and Lumbar Issues

A disc injury is not a death sentence. You now need to develop into a smarter lifter who is not only focused on PR’s but also on long term health.

Big Squat, Big Bench, Big Deadlift — Big Air
Big Squat, Big Bench, Big Deadlift — Big Air

So, you want a big squat, bench and pull? You better learn how to breathe.

2016 Arnold Sports Festival — Expo, XPC Meet Reports, and S4 Compound Events
2016 Arnold Sports Festival — Expo, XPC Meet Reports, and S4 Compound Ev...

Team elitefts did more than just compete this year at the Arnold. Everything we did is compiled here in one super-sized article.

Finding Strength: Total Performance Sports
Finding Strength: Total Performance Sports

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.

Murph's Top 10 Exercises With The Biggest Carry Over
Murph's Top 10 Exercises With The Biggest Carry Over

These training movements provide benefits helpful to every kind of lifter, athlete, or strength enthusiast. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, they can help.

Female Powerlifters in the Spotlight at TPS
Female Powerlifters in the Spotlight at TPS
A creative project at Total Performance Sports Gym & Athletic Training Center demonstrates how feminine strength comes in many forms.
RUM8 Champion Carlos Moran Discuss Training, Lifestyle
RUM8 Champion Carlos Moran Discuss Training, Lifestyle
An exclusive interview from Total Performance Sports that covers the mindset and training of a world-class raw lifter.
WTF is Post-Rehab Training?
WTF is Post-Rehab Training?

Murph gives you program ideas on how to recover from surgery and get you back in the gym.

The Team elitefts Original Soundtrack
The Team elitefts Original Soundtrack

What does it take to crank your training intensity? Team elitefts goes all Siskel & Ebert on that.

Low Carb vs. No Carb
Low Carb vs. No Carb

I followed all of the rules and got huge. It was more fat jacked than truly huge.

Improving Pullups
Improving Pullups

This method will have him doing more pullups quickly.

Adam Driggers: Finessing My Deadlift
Adam Driggers: Finessing My Deadlift

Driggers sure does love spreadsheets!

The Big Seminar: Matt Rhodes, Part 4
The Big Seminar: Matt Rhodes, Part 4

In this segment from the “Big Seminar 2” Matt Rhodes covers how a team’s strength and conditioning program should change during the in-season.

Picking Your Prowler® Flu Poison
Picking Your Prowler® Flu Poison

Which Prowler® is best for you?

Get Strong and Conditioned for Life
Get Strong and Conditioned for Life

Stick with a basic routine, and you will get to where you want to be.

Your Questions Answered, Part 3
Your Questions Answered, Part 3

In this episode, Dave discusses his impressions of several familiar names he has met through the Iron Game.

Future Strength Coach Hopefuls
Future Strength Coach Hopefuls

These guys need some guidance. Are you their answer?

Hitting Goals in the New Year
Hitting Goals in the New Year

Are your goals realistic and attainable? Murph recently gave his advice to this Q&A post.

Tough Love: You and Your Diet
Tough Love: You and Your Diet

You asked about what to eat, elitefts™ responded. We didn’t sugarcoat it, either.

44 and Broken, Part 9
44 and Broken, Part 9

It’s done and in the books. I competed at the 16th annual RPS Power Challenge on October 21, 2012.

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