The Football Crisis: An Intern’s Story
The Football Crisis: An Intern’s Story
An underlying tension is driving a chasm between the way that teams and private facilities go about developing their football players...and it's growing.
Monster Garage Gym: Tough Love...Friends Don't Let Friends Squat High
Monster Garage Gym: Tough Love...Friends Don't Let Friends Squat High
The truth may not always be what they want to hear, but it's what they need to hear.
Introduction: Coach X's Original GPP Manual
Introduction: Coach X's Original GPP Manual
An introduction to the objectives of Coach X's original GPP training program.
The Cube Method: Yeah or Nay?
The Cube Method: Yeah or Nay?
Jennifer Petrosino takes an outside look at this four-day block rotation program.
Training Economy: More than Lifting
Training Economy: More than Lifting
If you are hurting for both time and equipment, learning to adapt and make the most of your training program is paramount.
Mastering Pool Tempos and the 300-Meter Run
Mastering Pool Tempos and the 300-Meter Run
The Thinker has answers to your training questions...fellow brainiacs to the front of the room.
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 5
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 5
The conclusion of the December team elitefts™ roundtable discussion.
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 4
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 4
Part four of the December team elitefts™ roundtable discussion.
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 3
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 3
Part three of the December team elitefts™ roundtable discussion.
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 2
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 2
Part two of the December team elitefts™ roundtable discussion.
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 1
December 2012 Roundtable, Part 1
Part one of the December team elitefts™ roundtable discussion.
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.
How Do Bodybuilders REALLY Eat and Train?
How Do Bodybuilders REALLY Eat and Train?
Each athlete is different, but there are several aspects that most competitive bodybuilders agree upon when it comes to diet and training practices.
Dave Tate Speaks at CrossFit HQ
Dave Tate Speaks at CrossFit HQ
They wanted to learn more about powerlifting... so they called in Dave Tate, of course.
Training and DL Advice for a Bicep Nation Hopeful
Training and DL Advice for a Bicep Nation Hopeful
Darden really IS the deadlift go-to guy.
With Great Programming Comes Great Progress
With Great Programming Comes Great Progress
Many factors can influence your progress. Josh McMillan points out a few aspects that are key to making strength gains.
Getting Children with Special Needs Excited to Exercise
Getting Children with Special Needs Excited to Exercise
Getting kids to exercise is never the easiest of tasks, especially when working with those who need a little more attention. However, it's all about finding what brings them joy.
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.
Training for Mass
Training for Mass
Want to get HOOOGE? Read this.
Reno Hardcore: Neurological Considerations
Reno Hardcore: Neurological Considerations
Muscle memory is extremely important when it comes to lifting. However, have you instilled your muscles with the correct memory for proper technique?
Strength is a Choice
Strength is a Choice
Do you choose to quit when it gets hard? Or do you choose to be strong(er)?
By the Coach for the Coach: Lessons Learned
By the Coach for the Coach: Lessons Learned
One's coaching philosophy and training strategy is shaped by more than personal preference...it is molded by one's thoughts, experiences, and lessons.
Under the Bar: Four Ways to Tell if Your Coach has a Clue
Under the Bar: Four Ways to Tell if Your Coach has a Clue
The basics of training are scientific and finite. Does your coach or trainer actually know the facts?
Chaos Method Training
Chaos Method Training
Up until the last few months, my template has been the same. It was coined the "Chaos Method."
Darden Diaries: Bicep Training for Strongman?
Darden Diaries: Bicep Training for Strongman?
Do you need to focus on bicep work while training for Strongman?
Coach X is Back
Coach X is Back
I feel like the book Where's Waldo, except this is "Where's Coach X."
The MBA Meathead: Strategic Decision-Making
The MBA Meathead: Strategic Decision-Making
No other concept is used so pervasively and perversely with so little factual support than the ‘S’ word.
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.
elitefts™ Classic: Training Log Tips
elitefts™ Classic: Training Log Tips
If you haven’t been reading the training logs, you’ve been missing out on some great “in the trenches” training advice.
44 and Broken, Part 8
44 and Broken, Part 8
This is the last time you’ll hear from me until it is in the books.
44 and Broken, Part 7
44 and Broken, Part 7
I’m coming to the end of the training cycle, and the meet is only a few weeks away.
Specifics of Programming
Specifics of Programming
Chad gives advice on how to calculate your program.
How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen
How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen
The key to maintaining a healthy body and living a healthy lifestyle lies in the choices we make.
Under The Bar: Do You REALLY Follow Through?
Under The Bar: Do You REALLY Follow Through?
Following through IS one of the most important values that is more about how it is implanted than just putting it into practice.
Wretchedness Training
Wretchedness Training

Wretchedness Training

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?

44 and Broken, Part 3
44 and Broken, Part 3

I’m three weeks into my journey to return to competition after a six-year layoff. So far I have received a lot of positive feedback for putting my quest out there.

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.”

IronSport: Cannonball Run Shoulder Day
IronSport: Cannonball Run Shoulder Day

I call it cannonball run because when it was done, my shoulders looked like (and were as lethal as) cannonballs.

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.

Do you train hard?
Do you train hard?

Do you REALLY train hard?

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.

Advice for the Young Lifter
Advice for the Young Lifter

You must give respect in order to get it.

Deadlifts as Finishing Movements
Deadlifts as Finishing Movements

You work the heaviest most compound movement last when you’re at your weakest.

The Angry Coach: 5 Travel Tips
The Angry Coach: 5 Travel Tips

I actually managed to make the most of everything by sticking to this plan. I hope this helps.

Under The Bar: You Have Choices in Life
Under The Bar: You Have Choices in Life

If you do make time to do these things and implement and execute, the odds of outlasting your competition increases significantly.

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 MBA Meathead: The Business Restructuring Cycle
The MBA Meathead: The Business Restructuring Cycle

I need to work for a few months on conditioning and tons of accessory work to bring up weaknesses.

LTT TV - Squat Foot Position
LTT TV - Squat Foot Position

Dave Tate takes us back to school

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.

Strengthening Your Core (Values)
Strengthening Your Core (Values)

With many great things, the precise point of origin is not always obvious.

Skepticism in Training
Skepticism in Training

One of my great passions in life is spending time in the gym lifting heavy weights.

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

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