One of My Favorite Shoulder Exercises
One of My Favorite Shoulder Exercises
This is a fast and simple article. No hype, just an awesome exercise that I use all the time.
Military Special Operations Physical Preparation Concepts
Military Special Operations Physical Preparation Concepts
The paradigm of military special operations training poses an ironic problem.
How Strong Is Strong Enough? Training Considerations for Track and Field Athletes
How Strong Is Strong Enough? Training Considerations for Track and Field...
The following is an analysis of the strength requirements and the relative importance of maximal strength for different disciplines in track and field.
Increase Your Neck Size
Increase Your Neck Size
Please visit my training log or submit comments via the Q&A if you have any questions or need some guidance.
Kids and Investment in Equipment
Kids and Investment in Equipment
If you step back and look at the big picture, especially if you are a life-long lifter, home gym purchases are reasonable and actually pretty affordable when calculated over long term use.
This Is Silly: An Outlook on Training, Part 1
This Is Silly: An Outlook on Training, Part 1
There are some things in training that must be done in order for you to succeed and for you to keep your mind off the so-called rules.
To Become the Best, Learn from the Best
To Become the Best, Learn from the Best
What more fitness professionals, trainers, and coaches should do is seek out the invaluable, hands on experience that comes from training with a respected and well-known coach or trainer.
It’s Hard Work, Working Hard
It’s Hard Work, Working Hard
We all know that nothing makes up for hard work.
Strength 101: Part II - The Methods of Strength Development
Strength 101: Part II - The Methods of Strength Development
A lifter uses multiple lifting techniques because the body has many different modes of adaptation.
Learn How to Caslow Your Own Powerlifting Program
Learn How to Caslow Your Own Powerlifting Program
A quick setup description of how I plan training is generally built on five movements at each workout.
How to Win Meets and Influence Squats and Deadlifts
How to Win Meets and Influence Squats and Deadlifts
I would like to share with you a movement that has been extremely beneficial to my athletes.
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Case Study on Implementing a PT Program While Deployed
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Case Study on Implementing a PT Pr...
You need to be flexible and adapt your programming as necessary.
Awesome Inverted Row Progressions: Part 3
Awesome Inverted Row Progressions: Part 3
I've received quite a bit of positive feedback about part one and part two of my series on inverted rows, so I thought I would continue on and provide a few more variations for you to put in your toolbox.
Genetics vs. Hard Work: The Final Round 6
Genetics vs. Hard Work: The Final Round 6
Most of us have felt at least at some point in life the joy of hard work.
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Training While Deployed
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Training While Deployed
The fitness levels required for deployment life are much different than the PT test.
Genetics vs. Hard Work: Round 5
Genetics vs. Hard Work: Round 5
Steroids will be a thing of the past if one tiny gene is able to be shut off like a light switch.
Advice for the Over-worked Strength Coach: An Outsider’s Perspective
Advice for the Over-worked Strength Coach: An Outsider’s Perspective
Ensure these factors are achieved, and your athletes will have success under the bar.
The Final Dud to Stud Week 11
The Final Dud to Stud Week 11
Want to be the next stud? Read the bottom of the article.
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Training at Home Station
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Training at Home Station
You must condition your body to handle the enormous repetitive loads that will be imposed on you long before you reach selection, or else you will almost surely break down with injury.
Weightlifter's ADD
Weightlifter's ADD
I'm one of those people who spends a great deal of their time trolling the Internet for the newest, latest, and most unconventional ways for getting stronger.
Life Lessons from the 'Prowler’
Life Lessons from the 'Prowler’
How many of you out there have used the Prowler?
A Weightlifter Consumes a Strength Coach
A Weightlifter Consumes a Strength Coach
What is this sport I love so much? It’s a circle of obsession, frustration, success, and injury.
Strength 101: Part I Strength and the Body
Strength 101: Part I Strength and the Body
The following series is intended to give new lifters some general information on major aspects of weightlifting science.
Tales of a Fit Mom: From Mom To Monster
Tales of a Fit Mom: From Mom To Monster
Sometimes, being accountable is just what a person needs.
Kirschen's Bench Plan for the Powerstation Pro/Am
Kirschen's Bench Plan for the Powerstation Pro/Am
This will be my first time using this program, you can follow along and see how it works in my training log.
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Background
The Education of a Tactical Meathead: Background
You're not an expert just because your Under Armor shirt is a size small and you wear fatigues.
Powerful Pre/Post Warm-up Routine
Powerful Pre/Post Warm-up Routine
The fact is if you perform a simple and fast warm-up your training session will be so much better.
Back to Basics: Back Training Considerations
Back to Basics: Back Training Considerations
Joe provides a few pointers on some exercises that are widely discussed and debated.
Tales of a Fit Mom: Overcome
Tales of a Fit Mom: Overcome
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up."
Ten Prowler Variations
Ten Prowler Variations
We have come to love but also hate the Prowler, but none of us can deny the benefits of this equipment in terms of building strength, endurance, speed, and also mental toughness in our athletes.
Under the Bar: Risk and Realism
Under the Bar: Risk and Realism
After a while, you begin to see the shots before they are thrown.
Functional Muscle
Functional Muscle
Bodybuilding is a sport and the only people who should train in a predominantly bodybuilding oriented style are bodybuilders.
The Litvinov Variations
The Litvinov Variations
The Litvinov workout changed how I train and got me to stop wasting my time doing useless stuff at my crappy commercial gym.
Forearm, Shoulder or IT Band Pain? Robertson has Answers
Forearm, Shoulder or IT Band Pain? Robertson has Answers
Don’t forget about impacting the ENTIRE upper extremity as well.
10 Reasons to do Chin-ups
10 Reasons to do Chin-ups
Why do so many exclude them from their workouts?
5 Reasons Why It’s Best To Do Chins, Not Have Chins
5 Reasons Why It’s Best To Do Chins, Not Have Chins
If you can’t do chins, you are either hurt, fat or weak.
A Greedy Approach to Training
A Greedy Approach to Training
Greed can be a good thing when it’s used under the right circumstances, such as in our training.
Hard to Train…but Training Hard: Part II
Hard to Train…but Training Hard: Part II
Here’s how we move past other exercise complications to ensure that my bench will continue to increase.
Simple Technique to Overload Lat Pull Downs
Simple Technique to Overload Lat Pull Downs
In this short article, I’ll show you a technique for overloading lat pull downs on the cable machine.
Tales of a Fit Mom
Tales of a Fit Mom
But then, as we say, “Life Happened.”
The One American Universal Tie to the Soviets
The One American Universal Tie to the Soviets
He began publishing the Soviet Sports Review during this time and subsequently made numerous visits to the USSR.
Methods of Muscle
Methods of Muscle
If you had the ability to grab the largest pair of binoculars in the world and try to see the scope of all the different implementations in the field of strength and conditioning, you would only see a fraction of what really goes on day to day in a field made up of a wide range of people from geniuses
Ramblings on Maximal Effort Training
Ramblings on Maximal Effort Training
The maximal effort method is very important in your training if you’re an athlete.
Secrets of Training During the Basketball Season
Secrets of Training During the Basketball Season
This article will hopefully serve as a guide to you whether you’re a player, coach or strength coach.
Five Awesome Inverted Row Variations: Part 2
Five Awesome Inverted Row Variations: Part 2
I thought I would up the ante and provide you with five more challenging and fun variations to add to your arsenal.
What Is Your Training Philosophy?
What Is Your Training Philosophy?
We all have different training philosophies; here’s mine…
Dud to Stud "First Impressions"
Dud to Stud "First Impressions"
Training has been awesome. Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if I got stronger and/or gained muscle in the first 3 training sessions.
This is for the Ladies
This is for the Ladies
Every time I hear women talk about resistance training, they talk about using light weights with a lot of repetitions.
Genetics Versus Hard Work
Genetics Versus Hard Work
This six-round series will detail the differences in which genetics and hard work team up to build a machine out of man or woman.
Lift like You’re on Ludes
Lift like You’re on Ludes
A year has come and gone since I last penned an article; coincidentally, it has also been approximately the same amount of time since my last major weightlifting injury.
Creating an Optimal Peak for Championship Season
Creating an Optimal Peak for Championship Season
The backbone to any successful throwing program is emphasizing technical development and training the body to perform the movements necessary to generate the farthest possible throw.
Is Depth YOUR Problem? 5 Ways to Fix it
Is Depth YOUR Problem? 5 Ways to Fix it
The problem is squat depth, just like every other person.
Some Simple Solutions to a ‘Complex’ Problem
Some Simple Solutions to a ‘Complex’ Problem
It seems the majority of strength and power programs incorporate the use of complex/contrast training at some stage.
We Selected a "Dud"
We Selected a "Dud"
Look for updates here as he progresses from Dud…to Stud.
Training leading up to the SPF Pro/AM
Training leading up to the SPF Pro/AM
I’m sure as I look at it more I’ll find a few ways to fine tune it, but so far this is what I plan to do.
The Red Drop Theory and Talking to Nine Year Olds
The Red Drop Theory and Talking to Nine Year Olds
You may be wondering what the heck the two things above have to do with one another.

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