In Honor of Deacon Jones: Physical Skills for Defensive Lineman
In Honor of Deacon Jones: Physical Skills for Defensive Lineman
David "Deacon" Jones revolutionized the defensive line position after 14 seasons in the NFL.
Kentucky Strong: How Do You Get Your Girl to Train?
Kentucky Strong: How Do You Get Your Girl to Train?
Getting your girlfriend or wife interested in training can be a real challenge, so I figured I’d get more than one opinion on this issue.
Managing the Training Process: Practical Considerations for Coaches
Managing the Training Process: Practical Considerations for Coaches
While strength and conditioning coaches need to keep their athletes in proper shape throughout the year, they must also be conscious and realistic about their players' needs.
Kentucky Strong: Qualities of the “Private Sector” High School Strength Coach
Kentucky Strong: Qualities of the “Private Sector” High School Strength ...
If you want to be a successful strength coach in the private sector, you should possess these qualities.
Tips for Overthinkers
Tips for Overthinkers
Sometimes it should be more about feel and less about numbers, more about quality and less about quantity.
Hoss’s Project Jonah, Part I
Hoss’s Project Jonah, Part I
Scott Cartwright has taken on an epic challenge: training his son Jonah. And you get to watch it all unfold.
Weapons of Mass Construction
Weapons of Mass Construction
Barbells are the most awesome items in any gym. Check out what these guys use and why.
The Strange Case of Dr. Strength and Mr. Power
The Strange Case of Dr. Strength and Mr. Power
Functional training, circuit-style workouts are the latest fashion at gyms today. But what do they really do for an athletes strength and power output?
Q&A with Jeremy Frey
Q&A with Jeremy Frey
From powerlifting and programming to strength coaching advice, Jeremy Frey has the answers.
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 23 & 24
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 23 & 24
This is part twenty-three and twenty-four of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 17 & 18
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 17 & 18
This is part seventeen and eighteen of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.
Five Ways Strength Coaches Can Make Their Teams Better
Five Ways Strength Coaches Can Make Their Teams Better
It’s often assumed that a strength coach’s primary responsibility is to make their players better at their sport. While making the players better is essential, making the TEAM better should be the ultimate goal.
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 15 & 16
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 15 & 16
This is part fifteen and sixteen of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.
Getting the Most Out of Your Combine and Pro Day Prep
Getting the Most Out of Your Combine and Pro Day Prep
The most important thing to remember when prepping for any sort of football combine is that you aren’t getting ready for a football game.
There Is a Place for Everything
There Is a Place for Everything
While you won’t, and shouldn’t, agree with everything they do or say, it’s important to stay open-minded enough to figure out what you like and what you don’t like about their philosophies.
Load Shift Training
Load Shift Training
You are only as strong as your weakest link; when that link breaks, the related injury can keep you out of the gym for an extended period of time.
The Most Underrated Movements
The Most Underrated Movements
There are no special mystery exercises that only the best of the best know.
How to Use Chains And Bands
How to Use Chains And Bands
Is the use of bands and chains some magical tool that will create supermen?
Garage Gyms: How to Run Groups Effectively
Garage Gyms: How to Run Groups Effectively
Your coaching facility should be a place where work is accomplished, goals are met, and pride is instilled.
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 11 & 12
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar, Parts 11 & 12
This is part eleven and twelve of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 9 & 10
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 9 & 10

This is part nine and ten of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Sick of Your Gym; Part 4 The Gift
Sick of Your Gym; Part 4 The Gift

Jim and I have been doing a lot of seminar traveling lately and nothing we have ever done in the past could have prepared us for the “The Gift.”

The Rough Patch
The Rough Patch

It seems that when most folk are going through a rough patch in life, lifting gets them through it.

Learn. Apply. Compete.
Learn. Apply. Compete.

I’ve heard the saying, “The more I know, the more I realize that I don’t know much.” This saying couldn’t be truer for me.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar (Part 7)
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar (Part 7)

This is part seven of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Bench Terminology and Execution for Dummies
Bench Terminology and Execution for Dummies

Once you learn the motions and the feel, you’ll exceed even your own expectations.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 6
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 6

This is part six of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Advice for the Young Lifter
Advice for the Young Lifter

You must give respect in order to get it.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 5
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 5

This is part five of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 4
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 4

This is part four of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Training the Athlete
Training the Athlete

Concentrate your efforts on training the dominant energy system (anaerobic alactic, anaerobic lactic, or aerobic) for your sport or activity.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 3
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 3

This is part three of the original elitefts™ Tour De Force Strength Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Lift It. Hold It. Lower It.
Lift It. Hold It. Lower It.

Strength training is a simple process that has become an over complicated “wishing well” for athletic success.

2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 2
2000 elitefts™ Strength Seminar Part 2

This is part two of the original Tour De Force Training Seminar (video). We will be posting all parts of this seminar so keep checking back.

Why the Microwave Is Affecting Your Progress
Why the Microwave Is Affecting Your Progress

Fast food is ubiquitous. Growing up, we had the big three fast food joints—McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s. Now, there may literally be ten fast food joints in your town.

Interview with Vladimir Issurin
Interview with Vladimir Issurin

What is the history of the block periodization concept, and how has it evolved into what it is today?

The Deadlift Training Secret No One Talks About
The Deadlift Training Secret No One Talks About

The Deadlift Devil has tormented me for years. I hate that dirty, scaly son of a bitch.

The 80 Percent
The 80 Percent

Apparently, biologists have known the power our minds hold over our genetics. Yet we aren’t being taught how to take advantage of this fact.

Top 10 Ways to Know You Are Huge
Top 10 Ways to Know You Are Huge

Lately, it has occurred to me that too many people are under the impression that they’re huge when they’re clearly not.

Our Salute
Our Salute

“The Nation today needs men who think in terms of service to their country and not in terms of their country’s debt to them.”
–General Omar Bradley

Lee Gerney on Building the Perfect Home Gym
Lee Gerney on Building the Perfect Home Gym

One of the best parts of working for EliteFTS (besides the diet advice from Dave) is helping people create their own home gyms.

EFS Classic: Less Is More
EFS Classic: Less Is More

Growing up I was always the skinniest, weakest kid in school.

Biomechanical Analysis of the Deadlift
Biomechanical Analysis of the Deadlift

The deadlift can be considered as one of the best tests of overall body strength. It is a multi joint movement that in simple terms involves picking up a barbell from the floor and standing to the erect position.

EFS Classic: The Big Rant
EFS Classic: The Big Rant

I am usually an upbeat person and I love fitness/strength/conditioning and recently got involved in powerlifting since attending an elitefts™ seminar.

By the Coach for the Coach: Who We Are?!
By the Coach for the Coach: Who We Are?!

Who am I? Am I one of the negative people? What are others’ perceptions of me?

IRON: Finding Success in Happiness
IRON: Finding Success in Happiness

Being happy is a choice, so what are you going to choose?

Using the Snowball Effect
Using the Snowball Effect

It’s February and you probably already quit any New Year’s Resolution you set.

Tunnel Vision
Tunnel Vision

It’s very common to walk into a commercial gym or fitness center and see the most asinine movements being demonstrated without any rational purpose.

EFS Classic: Coaching Axioms
EFS Classic: Coaching Axioms

Recently, I was able to observe a high school football team lifting. While the coaches sat in the corner and talked, the athletes proceeded to do their version of a power clean.

Discipline and Regret
Discipline and Regret

I was first introduced to powerlifting in 1983 by my sixth grade geography teacher, Mr. Spero Tshontikidis. In addition to teaching, Mr. Tshontikidis was a competitive powerlifter in the ADFPA.

Blood Rayne: Training with Sickle Cell Anemia
Blood Rayne: Training with Sickle Cell Anemia

How many times have you woken up in the morning with aches and pains after a heavy bench or squat session?

Dad Strength
Dad Strength

This is what life is for dads—being able to carry your kids, wife, or whole family through anything.

My Fitness Bucket List
My Fitness Bucket List

It’s things like this that help you learn just that little bit more about yourself and how you react and behave when the going gets tough.

Seriously Incorporating Strongman...Seriously
Seriously Incorporating Strongman...Seriously

Strongman training has always been considered circus sideshow-ish.

Running from Strength
Running from Strength

Take pride in what you’ve accomplished, but always acknowledge that there are barriers and boundaries to be pushed.

Commitment
Commitment

Commitment is making your mind up to do something, not wavering and not second guessing yourself.

Under The Bar: It's NOT what you know
Under The Bar: It's NOT what you know

There are many lifters out there I like to refer to as “leapfrogs.”

Paying the Bills – My First Year in Powerlifting
Paying the Bills – My First Year in Powerlifting

So how exactly does one get mixed up in the sport of powerlifting?

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