Value, Trust, and Gratitude
Value, Trust, and Gratitude
Your treatment of others is the foundation of every relationship in your life. Are you building yours up or breaking them down?
What to Expect as a Strength and Conditioning Intern
What to Expect as a Strength and Conditioning Intern
In this industry, you start at the bottom and work your way up. Level your expectations, respect those who give you the opportunity, and be ready to sacrifice for the profession you love.
Revisiting 14-Day Microcycles in Powerlifting
Revisiting 14-Day Microcycles in Powerlifting
These alternate setups for non-traditional microcycles in a powerlifting program have allowed my clients and I to target the specific needs of individual athletes.
The Contest Prep Survival Guide: Show Day
The Contest Prep Survival Guide: Show Day
The day has finally come. All of your hard work comes together for the moment you step on stage. Are you ready?
How to Break Your Bad Training Habits
How to Break Your Bad Training Habits
Stop, step back, reevaluate, and adjust.
Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?
Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?
Is this “natural” supplement used to reduce blood lipids all it’s cracked up to be?
Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?
Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?
Sometimes minimal doesn’t mean less. It means more effective.
Haters Gaineth Nothing
Haters Gaineth Nothing
Would you rather engage in gratitude and abundance, or anger and vileness towards people you'll never actually meet? Which is more meaningful?
Less Work, More Results in High School Athletes
Less Work, More Results in High School Athletes
Stop burying your athletes into the ground and do only as much training as needed for optimal results.
Investigating University of Maryland's Strength and Conditioning Blueprint
Investigating University of Maryland's Strength and Conditioning Bl...
Coach Hamer interviews strength and conditioning coach Drew Wilson from the University of Maryland to find out how he gets the Terrapins strong and ready for football season.
The Truth About Energy Systems (Part 2)
The Truth About Energy Systems (Part 2)
The breakdown of food and the conversion of nutrients to energy coincides with the body's regulation of multiple energy systems.
Exercise Selection Evolution
Exercise Selection Evolution
As your athletes grow and develop, so should the movement patterns of their program.
A Push-Up Is Not Just a Push-Up
A Push-Up Is Not Just a Push-Up
This typical throw-away, punishment exercise is in fact a highly-technical skill capable of teaching and reinforcing proper movement patterns.
What Is Post-Activation Potentiation?
What Is Post-Activation Potentiation?
This fancy term might make you sound smart, but is there a way to use it to your advantage in the gym?
Are You Evolving as a Lifter?
Are You Evolving as a Lifter?
When you begin to see your training as more than sets and reps, you'll find the balance you need to program intelligently.
10 Raw Training Adjustments to Make Westside Methods Work for You
10 Raw Training Adjustments to Make Westside Methods Work for You
With these tweaks to the most electrifying training program of our time, you will be able to master the Raw Revolution.
Wake Up and Build Your Muscles with Preactivation Techniques
Wake Up and Build Your Muscles with Preactivation Techniques
Stuck sitting at a desk all day? Try these movements and tips to wake up those sleepy muscles.
The Strength Coach's Guide to Squat Variations
The Strength Coach's Guide to Squat Variations
The king of all exercises is a crucial teaching tool for your athletes.
Torso Training for Maximal Performance
Torso Training for Maximal Performance
This four-week core-development program will enhance your stability, optimize your posture, and allow your body to function how it is meant to.
Non-Traditional Microcycles in a Powerlifting Program
Non-Traditional Microcycles in a Powerlifting Program
This basic template gives you five, 14-day microcycles to revamp that old-school program and give you new-age gains.
Julia Ladewski Seminar at PUMP Strength & Performance
Julia Ladewski Seminar at PUMP Strength & Performance
"The more I speak, the more I realize I don't know, which pushes me to learn more." - Julia Ladewski
6 Keys to Proper Speed and Agility Training
6 Keys to Proper Speed and Agility Training
Fulfill your need for multi-directional speed.
Kettlebells for Conditioning and Strength
Kettlebells for Conditioning and Strength
Build conditioning, power and athleticism with simple and easy-to-learn kettlebell workouts.
SPTS with Joe Kenn: Variability of Movements
SPTS with Joe Kenn: Variability of Movements
This is one major bullet point of athletic-based strength training.
6 Ways To Increase Strength
6 Ways To Increase Strength
Six REAL factors to getting strong, not the same crap we’ve read over and over… and over again. Seriously, how many times do we have to be told to train hard, be consistent, follow a program and eat right? Those may not even matter anyhow but these do.
Teaching Humility and Success
Teaching Humility and Success
One of the most important lessons is not learning how to accomplish your goals, but rather how to carry yourself once you do.
Finnish Deadlift Secrets
Finnish Deadlift Secrets
“Throughout the years, the deadlift has been our ”national sport” here in Finland, and world records have been broken since the early ’70s. But what makes Finns pull so much? What is their secret ? I wanted to know the answer, and after collecting training information of many new and former greats, here is what I found.”
The Road to Recovery
The Road to Recovery
My injuries have taken me from meet platform to operating table and back again.
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?
How Fred Hatfield Overhauled Evander Holyfield's Training
How Fred Hatfield Overhauled Evander Holyfield's Training
Dr. Squat turns The Real Deal into a more destructive, pugilistic powerhouse.
How to Kick Ass in a One-Car Garage
How to Kick Ass in a One-Car Garage
Move that Ford Escort to the driveway, toss that box of old high school trophies in the trash; it’s time to get serious.
Experts Don't Exist
Experts Don't Exist
Proximity often diminishes respect. Are you overlooking a nearby authority?
The Alternating Conjugate Periodization Model
The Alternating Conjugate Periodization Model
This program combines undulatory loading with a conjugate approach for an open-fisted slap of strength-building goodness.
Making the Best Use of Summer Training
Making the Best Use of Summer Training
This article is dedicated to all those involved in the greatest season for strength coaches…the summer!
Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training (Part 1)
Set and Rep Schemes in Strength Training (Part 1)
Regardless of your training objectives, key training parameters could be varied and progressed on different time scales
Science of Lifting: Westside for the Average Joe
Science of Lifting: Westside for the Average Joe
I want to offer a personal counterpoint to this idea that Westside style programming is only applicable to elite or enhanced lifters.
In Praise of the Eight-Day Training Week
In Praise of the Eight-Day Training Week
You might have your training plan right but your recovery plan wrong.
Ruck & Maul: In Season, Gym Based Programming
Ruck & Maul: In Season, Gym Based Programming
Do not just blindly follow this training template with your teams, but experiment with elements of it and come up with what works best in your own environment.
The Flexible Periodization Method: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
The Flexible Periodization Method: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Respiratory muscle training may be the weak link in your training program.
Metabolic Damage: Disaster or Discovery
Metabolic Damage: Disaster or Discovery
Jennifer Petrosino proves that you can be lean AND strong.
Reno Hardcore: Are You Sleeping for Strength?
Reno Hardcore: Are You Sleeping for Strength?
Never underestimate the power of sleep.
The Flexible Periodization Method: How to Mix Oil and Water (Part 2)
The Flexible Periodization Method: How to Mix Oil and Water (Part 2)
Asking the right questions is a fundamental skill that can help you operate at the highest level possible.
A Strong Immune System
A Strong Immune System
Are you supporting a strong immune system?
The Flexible Periodization Method: How to Mix Oil and Water (Part 1)
The Flexible Periodization Method: How to Mix Oil and Water (Part 1)
Within strength and conditioning, some studies indicate that strength training and endurance training are like oil and water.
Choices
Choices
Be a person of action, not excuses.
If I Could Do It All Again, Part 2
If I Could Do It All Again, Part 2
Thank goodness we got away from jogging a few laps before a ground—based warm—up.
Iron Sport: The Intimidator
Iron Sport: The Intimidator
This is me cock blocking a prom picture as only I can.
Who Are You?
Who Are You?
Business advice for the private training facility.
Who Do You Listen to?
Who Do You Listen to?
The problem for many is distinguishing who is authentic, who is not, and who is a pseudo expert.
How 810-Pound Deadlifter Marshall Johnson Uses Cardio
How 810-Pound Deadlifter Marshall Johnson Uses Cardio
Elitefts Pro Powerlifter Marshall Johnson details how he implements cardio into his training program.
Coach G: Back to the Basics
Coach G: Back to the Basics
Have confidence in your abilities, program, ideas, and gut feelings.
Reno Hardcore: Train Less as You Advance
Reno Hardcore: Train Less as You Advance
I think the biggest and hardest change for me was learning to train less.
Iron Sport: My Iowa Adventure
Iron Sport: My Iowa Adventure
My running theme when I do any kind of public speaking is to make the audience laugh and make the people who actually hired me cringe.
Dave Tate: The Void
Dave Tate: The Void
Do you know why you train?
Tate's Top Article Picks for May 2013
Tate's Top Article Picks for May 2013
Elitefts.com Inc founder Dave Tate picks his top 10 articles for May 2013.
Iron Sport: Big, Yummy, and Useless
Iron Sport: Big, Yummy, and Useless
Not fitting through the doorways and staircases coupled with the fact that I have been training to look huge and yummy but really haven’t done any cardio rendered me just about useless after about three trips up and down those steps.

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