Speed Work for Strength Gains
Speed Work for Strength Gains
There are more components to a lifting schedule than heavy training. How about training for speed?
Dynamic Training: Should You Be Doing It?
Dynamic Training: Should You Be Doing It?
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.
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip – JM Blakley Challenges the Idea of Speed Work in Powerlifting Progression
LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip – JM Blakley Challenges the Idea of Spee...
Is speed work really doing anything for your progress? JM Blakley is willing to bet that it isn't. Powerlifting is about force, not speed.
5 Dynamic Effort Method Principles to Master
5 Dynamic Effort Method Principles to Master
As I said in Part 1, conjugate is one of, if not, the most effective training systems when it is executed properly. Moving a light weight fast isn't enough to make the dynamic effort method work. Moving a light weight fast with intention is.
A Different Look at the Dynamic Effort Method for Athletes
A Different Look at the Dynamic Effort Method for Athletes
Why not do speed work with the movements that your athletes will see in their sport?
Sumo Pulls for Athletes
Sumo Pulls for Athletes
We rarely ever did “agility drills” with our athletes, and the majority of their agility scores consistently improved. I’m very confident that proper box squatting and sumo pulls were a major contributor to this. Step-by-step, here's how to program and cue them for your athletes.
Use Weight Releasers for a Better Bench
Use Weight Releasers for a Better Bench
I believe that the confidence weight releasers can build is almost as important as any other factor I talk about in this article. If you want to improve your dynamic effort work, give these sample cycles a try.
The Dynamic Effort Method with Beginners
The Dynamic Effort Method with Beginners
Many people will say, “Don’t do it with beginners” and it’s a good thing I’m somewhat anti-establishment because DEM has been a great tool in the development of a lot of beginner-athletes. The simple answer is: just do it.
In-Season Softball Training Guidelines and Myths
In-Season Softball Training Guidelines and Myths
The longer the season goes on, the more important it is to maintain performance. Don't spend the season losing the physical abilities built during the off-season.
WATCH: Cambered Bar Band Setup with Tension at the Bottom
WATCH: Cambered Bar Band Setup with Tension at the Bottom
Much like setting up your squat, get your bands set up correctly from the bottom up and the rest will fall into place.
5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Speed Work
5 Ways You’re Screwing Up Speed Work
Commit too many of the mistakes I’m about to present to you and your training will result in zero results. You certainly wont be getting the desired effect of optimizing force development.
How To Build A Bench Press with Trashy Triceps
How To Build A Bench Press with Trashy Triceps
If you train smart and put in the work, your nagging pains will not stop you from hitting a PR.
WATCH: Reintroducing Dynamic Effort Bench Day
WATCH: Reintroducing Dynamic Effort Bench Day
I just added speed work back into my training after a long time without it. Here's how I'm doing it.
WATCH: Do You NEED A Dynamic Effort Training Day?
WATCH: Do You NEED A Dynamic Effort Training Day?
Power output is what you're looking for. Will a speed day produce it?
Speed Work — Are You Doing It Correctly?
Speed Work — Are You Doing It Correctly?
You know the simple rules of dynamic effort training but may be forgetting the small-but-crucial details that make it effective.
How to Fix Your Bench Press: Programming Issues and Assistance Work
How to Fix Your Bench Press: Programming Issues and Assistance Work
Knowing now how to set up and execute the lift, there is one final process to perfect your bench press.
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,
Interview with LeRoy “The Machine” Walker
Interview with LeRoy “The Machine” Walker
Could he be the next man to bench press over 700 pounds raw?
WATCH: Expert Bench Press Troubleshooting with Casey Williams, Dave Tate, Matt Smith
WATCH: Expert Bench Press Troubleshooting with Casey Williams, Dave Tate...
As he aims to take his 540-pound bench up to 600, Casey is employing the help of these veteran coaches. Watch as he learns the adjustments needed to keep pushing forward.
Incline Fat Bar Speed Bench Against Micro Resistance Bands
Incline Fat Bar Speed Bench Against Micro Resistance Bands
Looking for some inspiration to train for your next strongman event?
The Joe Kenn Experience
The Joe Kenn Experience
I had an epiphany at the NSCA National Conference.
Dizenzo's 900-Pound Bench Program
Dizenzo's 900-Pound Bench Program
This month's bench-building program will drive your gains into The Vincent Zone.
How You Take Your Total From Novice To Elite
How You Take Your Total From Novice To Elite
Training tips from Marc Bartley and Dave Tate to take your total from novice to elite.
In Defense of Westside for Raw Lifters
In Defense of Westside for Raw Lifters
It's not about whether it's right or wrong...it's about if you're doing it right!
Knowledge and Nonsense: MaxCondition for Performance—Agility
Knowledge and Nonsense: MaxCondition for Performance—Agility
Agility is a necessary factor in athletics. But how can it be improved, and how does it relate to strength and speed?
Dynamic Bench Press Against Bands
Dynamic work is an essential part in the Conjugate Method
Getting SWOLE with Speed Work
Getting SWOLE with Speed Work
Still think doing speed work can’t help you get SWOLE?! Quit being such a meathead and implement it!

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