WATCH: Passion Trumps Everything (Apparel Now Available)
WATCH: Passion Trumps Everything (Apparel Now Available)
Success is a personal definition. I can't tell you what it is. But I can tell you about passion.
Don’t Get Guru'd! 3 Expectations Every Client Should Have of Their Prep Coach
Don’t Get Guru'd! 3 Expectations Every Client Should Have of Their ...
Contest prep, if misguided, can leave you mentally and physically depleted with no interest in returning to the stage. Don't let this happen.
16 Methods to Optimize Your Glute Ham Raise
16 Methods to Optimize Your Glute Ham Raise
We have known for years that the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) was regarded as one the best movements for the posterior chain (lower back, glutes, hamstrings and calves).
40 Things All Real Lifters Do
40 Things All Real Lifters Do
How many of these things apply to you?
WATCH: Unilateral Lower Body Training for Sport Performance
WATCH: Unilateral Lower Body Training for Sport Performance
These warm-up movements will build strength and power while keeping your body unilaterally symmetrical.
Performance Elements to Build During Wrestling's Off-Season
Performance Elements to Build During Wrestling's Off-Season
The off-season is your time to improve your strengths, fix your weaknesses, and come back better next year. Here are the most important things to consider when planning your training.
'It Looked Good in Theory'
'It Looked Good in Theory'
Trends dominate the personal training industry. Rely on self-education to determine the difference between what sounds good and what IS good.
Why Strength Training Builds Mass (and Running Doesn’t)
Why Strength Training Builds Mass (and Running Doesn’t)
A new study offers insight into why muscles adapt differently to different types of exercise.
Consistency is the Name of the Game
Consistency is the Name of the Game
To develop and ingrain the habits of success overlook no fine details.
Carbohydrate and Cortisol Control
Carbohydrate and Cortisol Control
I have implemented these nutritional and sleep strategies in attempts to manipulate my body into restoring a healthy hormonal profile.
The 3 Steps of Practicing Visualization
The 3 Steps of Practicing Visualization
Surpass your mental blocks and improve your technique by putting your mind in a better place with Cook's Model of Concentration.
Behind the Numbers: Interview with Bruce Mason
Behind the Numbers: Interview with Bruce Mason
With a growing record of impressive meet numbers, this young and talented lifter aims to take over the sport of geared powerlifting.
Strong(her) Squat Progressions for the Novice Female Lifter
Strong(her) Squat Progressions for the Novice Female Lifter
Use these cues and coaching methods to teach an inexperienced lifter how to squat safely and build a foundation for future strength.
Keep It Simple, Stupid: Programming Collegiate Athletes
Keep It Simple, Stupid: Programming Collegiate Athletes
When it comes to training athletes in the weight room, remember that just because you love science doesn’t mean your athletes do. Learn to speak their language.
The Mental Games: Are You Winning or Losing?
The Mental Games: Are You Winning or Losing?
I’ve lost, I’ve won, and now I’m tied with adversity. I refuse to the lose the next round.
Build a Bigger Bench: The Female Edition
Build a Bigger Bench: The Female Edition
The bench press is typically the weakest lift for women. It’s no mystery why—they require a targeted approach.
The Scariest and Stupidest Exercises to Do This Halloween
The Scariest and Stupidest Exercises to Do This Halloween
They’re brutal, spine tingling, and puke evoking. You might even consider trying one of these workouts this Halloween weekend. If you do…good luck.
Just Load the Bar
Just Load the Bar
Don’t build a false sense of security by relying on bands and chains. Remember this fact: straight weight trumps all.
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.
Starting Your Career as a Collegiate Strength Coach
Starting Your Career as a Collegiate Strength Coach
Breaking into this profession is difficult and requires determination and sacrifice but if you’re in it for the right reasons, that won’t be a problem.
Four Ways to Become a Strong(her) Boss
Four Ways to Become a Strong(her) Boss
If you’re a woman who holds a supervisory role in a male-dominated field, you’re going to encounter unique challenges. These four principles have helped me improve management processes.
Managing the Social Aspect of Change
Managing the Social Aspect of Change
Your health and fitness goals will require many sacrifices. Here’s how to ensure you don’t lose the things that truly matter.
Tank's Top 10 Scariest Movements
Tank's Top 10 Scariest Movements
For Halloween this year, I’ve created a list of exercises to haunt your athletes and send them crying for their mummies.
Programming for Rugby Inside Backs
Programming for Rugby Inside Backs
These strength and performance methods for positions 9, 10, and 12 maximize individual player abilities on the field and produce more capable athletes.
elitefts Poll: How Are You Training Now?
elitefts Poll: How Are You Training Now?
To better help you with content we are currently running a poll asking how you train. Please click on this link and let us know. This poll is one multiple choice question that requires no login to answer. Should take less than a minute. Link to Poll:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eftsTS   Thank You!
The Right Tool for the Job
The Right Tool for the Job
Strength is a journey, not a quick fix. Take the time to choose your tools correctly and create something indestructible.
Distraction Control As A Performance Enhancer
Distraction Control As A Performance Enhancer
Master this skill to ensure you don’t let a lack of mental presence hinder your competitive performance.
Back to the Belt
Back to the Belt
I thought my back-injury days were over. I thought I would continue to stay healthy if I stretched and visited my chiropractor. I was wrong.
What If Passion Was A Full-Time Thing?
What If Passion Was A Full-Time Thing?
I’ve always said that passion trumps everything, and when it’s real and from the heart, it does. When it’s from the head, it doesn’t trump shit.
What Foundation Are You Building?
What Foundation Are You Building?
You can choose to be a wise builder or a foolish builder. You may not notice the difference at the start, but once meet day comes, there will be no way to hide a weak foundation.
Are You a Gym Gypsy?
Are You a Gym Gypsy?
If your allegiance to a gym only lasts as long as your free membership or you bash your old gym on social media, this term may apply to you.
Crazy Mistakes Strength Coaches Make
Crazy Mistakes Strength Coaches Make
These 10 coaching mistakes can hurt you, your team, and your entire program. Are you making any of them?
WATCH: CNS Burnout in the Gym
WATCH: CNS Burnout in the Gym
With all the energy Clint spends on being a chaotic animal in the weightroom, is he vulnerable to central nervous shutdown?
Why Context Matters
Why Context Matters
If you don’t know your audience, you can’t communicate your message. If your audience doesn’t have your knowledge, you can’t assume they’ll understand.
It's All About Heart and Will
It's All About Heart and Will
There are a lot of factors involved in being a good strength athlete. From most to least important, here is my list of what you need to excel in this industry. Do you have them all?
The Murkiness of High School Prep: Are Collegiate Athletes Prepared?
The Murkiness of High School Prep: Are Collegiate Athletes Prepared?
How prepared are freshmen athletes for the rigors of strength and conditioning at the collegiate level? A recent survey asked this question and the results are in contention.
Stay the Course
Stay the Course
I have made the mistake of letting other programs distract me from my own. It is a waste of time and effort and I vow to never do it again.
Strength Progressions for Beginner and Intermediate Lifters
Strength Progressions for Beginner and Intermediate Lifters
The path of continual progress includes some these important programming specialties: don’t add techniques you are ready for and don’t become stale.
Assessment Methods to Determine Ideal Speed Development Protocols
Assessment Methods to Determine Ideal Speed Development Protocols
These three velocity-based sessions build the trainable aspects of athletic speed development.
Dirty Bulking: The XXX Edition
Dirty Bulking: The XXX Edition
Take your eating seriously by following these ten tactics to pack on pounds in a short time.
WATCH: Into The Void Documentary
WATCH: Into The Void Documentary
Within those seconds, between with the chalk box and the bar, that’s what I’m talking about. That’s the void.
Life, Lifting, and Facial Disfigurement with Power Tools
Life, Lifting, and Facial Disfigurement with Power Tools
I was stupid, and lazy, and it led to a freak accident. Remember this when you’re training: as soon as confidence becomes arrogance, you’re in trouble.
Mobility Basics for Sticky Hips
Mobility Basics for Sticky Hips
It’s time to roll out a mat and put down the sandwich for a few minutes while we go through some joint greasing.
WATCH: Into The Void
WATCH: Into The Void
This is pain that you crave, because the load you’ve been carrying all your life is now resting on your back — and you have the power to smash it.
The Most Important Thing You Can Do As A Strength Coach
The Most Important Thing You Can Do As A Strength Coach
It isn’t the squats. It isn’t the cleans, nor the reverse hypers or pull-ups.
The New Era of Athletes
The New Era of Athletes
Expectations and beliefs about work ethic are changing. Are our kids striving to maintain high energy, good health, and proper nutrition in order to train hard consistently?
The Ultimate Support System
The Ultimate Support System
Having the support of fellow lifters and training partners is really significant to progress in your lifting career. However, having the support of your family is especially important.
How Bodybuilding Changed My Life
How Bodybuilding Changed My Life
I lacked endurance. I had no drive. Then I found Men’s Physique. Through this I gained confidence. I gained ambition. Driven, I am.
A Powerlifter's Guide to Wimpy Exercises
A Powerlifter's Guide to Wimpy Exercises
As you focus on moving maximum weight on squats, benches and deadlifts, wimpy isolation movements just don’t have a place. Or do they?
A Glimpse Into the Rebirth of Powerlifting
A Glimpse Into the Rebirth of Powerlifting
One doesn’t need to look that hard to see glimpses of this rebirth of powerlifting because they are all around us. I caught a glimpse (one of many) of the resurgence at the 2015 APF Chicagoland Summer Bash.
Greasing the Groove by Training the Coach
Greasing the Groove by Training the Coach
The emphasis is always on the athletes, but keep in mind, in order to be a productive leader, you must go through what you’re asking others to do.
The ONE THING You Need to be Doing
The ONE THING You Need to be Doing
You’ve been searching for it. A lot of people promise it. Here’s the real deal.
Loyalty Issues and Disappointing Clients
Loyalty Issues and Disappointing Clients
When a client doesn’t want to take your advice, what do you do? How do you handle someone who won’t trust your methods but still wants your results?
Come Train and Learn with Legend Steve Goggins on September 26th
Come Train and Learn with Legend Steve Goggins on September 26th
This training camp with Steve is set up with a limited attendance and a non-formal format. We designed it with this format so you can learn all you can from Steve and so that Steve can help tap into what YOU need to do to become better.
Chad Aichs's Guaranteed-to-Work Miracle Program
Chad Aichs's Guaranteed-to-Work Miracle Program
Are you still searching for the holy grail of programs? Here it is, in all its perfection.
Figure and Powerlifting Program Design: 4-Week Training Cycle
Figure and Powerlifting Program Design: 4-Week Training Cycle
If you are a dual sport competitor, your training must allot proper focus to the intricacies of each discipline. Use this template as a guide.
A Brand New Start: Advice for Taking Over A Program
A Brand New Start: Advice for Taking Over A Program
Your actions from Day One will determine the success of your program and athletes. Know your philosophy and have a plan for executing it.
How To Understand, Prevent, and Correct Shoulder Instability
How To Understand, Prevent, and Correct Shoulder Instability
The shoulder is a complex and vulnerable joint for competitive athletes and lifters. Use these techniques to get your shoulders healthy and keep them moving pain-free.

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