In Honor of Charlie Francis
In Honor of Charlie Francis
It is my personal feeling that Charlie is the most important coaching figure to have emerged from the Western Hemisphere.
Tradition, 5/3/1 and the High School Football Player
Tradition, 5/3/1 and the High School Football Player
Learn a little about what other places are doing and then reevaluate your own program.
Get Healthy Hips and Shoulders with the Naked Get Up: Part 1
Get Healthy Hips and Shoulders with the Naked Get Up: Part 1
What do powerlifters and elderly women have in common?
Blue Collar Training for Mass and Strength: Part II
Blue Collar Training for Mass and Strength: Part II
In this article, I’ll lay out a training template to use in putting together a quality mass building routine and discuss some factors outside of the gym that play a role in training progress.
Vertical Jump and the Eccentric Utilization Ratio
Vertical Jump and the Eccentric Utilization Ratio
High performance in many sporting endeavors is characterized by the ability to display high amounts of muscular power.
My Love/Hate Relationship with Shift Work
My Love/Hate Relationship with Shift Work
A few months back, I put pen to paper and wrote about getting my strength and wits back to begin competitive powerlifting again.
The Parasympathetic Secret
The Parasympathetic Secret
You wake up after a restful night’s sleep to hit up the gym before the sun comes up, but why do you feel so weak and unmotivated to lift heavy and strong?
This lift's for You, Mom...
This lift's for You, Mom...
Because of everything you do, we want to dedicate these lifts to you. Happy Mother's Day!
Evolution Revolution: My Manifesto
Evolution Revolution: My Manifesto
The future of mankind starts with you.
DVD Review: American Football: Physical Preparation During Skills Camps and the Competition Calendar, by James “The Thinker” Smith
DVD Review: American Football: Physical Preparation During Skills Camps ...
I’ll begin this review by stating, straight off the top, that James “The Thinker” Smith is a friend of mine.
Three Lessons I’ve Learned as a Beginner Strength Coach/Trainer
Three Lessons I’ve Learned as a Beginner Strength Coach/Trainer
Jay shares the top three things he has learned breaking into the strength and fitness world.
Schwab Explains his Training Methods
Schwab Explains his Training Methods
Why I stopped performing dynamic effort work in my training.
The Kroc Row: Metroflex
The Kroc Row: Metroflex
When I walked up the first day they had a hog cooking right in front of the building.
SPP and the High School Athlete
SPP and the High School Athlete
Each year, schools and parents spend thousands of dollars to send children to the top sports camps, coaches, and programs. However, there isn’t any camp or coach that can replace the athlete’s own strength.
Under The Bar: Success
Under The Bar: Success
Dave Tate on what he feels is the most important quality of success.
It's Not About Luck
It's Not About Luck
The Irish wouldn't need luck if they had EFS.
UGSS Fall 2009
Video compilation of the Fall 2009 UGSS
UGSS December 2008
UGSS December 2008
Video Compilation Of The December 2008 Underground Strength Sessions
Chad Aichs: Big Whig Opinions, Hardcore Hearts and Monster Trucks
Chad Aichs: Big Whig Opinions, Hardcore Hearts and Monster Trucks
I don't usually bring politics up, but I’m pretty pissed off so here it goes!
Under the Bar: Passion Part 2
Under the Bar: Passion Part 2
Right now, I'm on a "keep it simple" diet.
Under the Bar: Passion Part 1
Under the Bar: Passion Part 1
This two-part column will be my way to bring everyone up to date with what’s going on with my training, and some of what’s going on at elitefts.com.
More Muscular Development Training Bytes
More Muscular Development Training Bytes
Previously published in MuscleDevelopment.com, Steve and Tom summarize some recent key studies in the world of physical development.
Why Cardio Alone Doesn't Cut Fat
Why Cardio Alone Doesn't Cut Fat
I wrote this article in order to educate women and some men who believe that doing cardio and abs will help them shed pounds on their midsection.
Training On-the-Go
Although they aren’t brand new, there’s a reason Blast Straps have continued to challenge athletes into 2010.
Key Concepts in Preparation of the American Football Sportsman
Key Concepts in Preparation of the American Football Sportsman
During the past six years I have been able to experience a very diverse background of training as it applies to the game football.
Applying Block Periodization Principles for Your Own Mental Development
Applying Block Periodization Principles for Your Own Mental Development
I’d like to offer a preliminary note to this article before I begin, expressing my appreciation for the service that EliteFTS provides.
So You Wanna be a Fighter? Part 3
So You Wanna be a Fighter? Part 3
This is the final installment of the series—where my transition from powerlifter to entering a mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament takes place.
Trigger Point 101
Trigger Point 101
Training hard comes with a price.
 Training in the Zone of Proximal Development
Training in the Zone of Proximal Development
The zone of proximal development is the area between what people can do independently and when they need help.
 The Coaching Eye
The Coaching Eye
The best athletes don’t always make the best coaches.
Training for Football
Training for Football
Growing up, I played a variety of sports and fell in love with weight training when I was 13 years old.
 Off-Season Football Training for the NFL: Working with defensive players from the Oakland Raiders
Off-Season Football Training for the NFL: Working with defensive player...
In my career as a private strength coach, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some very talented players.
 Training Young Athletes: The Philosophy of a Part-Time Trainer and Full-Time Dad
Training Young Athletes: The Philosophy of a Part-Time Trainer and Full...
I used to be an athlete. Not a great one but an athlete all the same.
What are Dumbbell Elevators?
What are Dumbbell Elevators?
Corey St. Clair submitted this question.
 Reactive Training Systems for Strongman
Reactive Training Systems for Strongman

Reactive Training Systems (RTS) began as a training system for powerlifters.

Top 5 Advantages of Swiss Bars

If you have no means to do chin-ups, you can put it on the top of a power rack – and voila! An

 The Power of Sandbagging: An Interview with Josh Henkin
The Power of Sandbagging: An Interview with Josh Henkin

With so many other fitness tools out there, why the sandbag?

EliteFTS Spotlight: University of Richmond Strength Coach Jay DeMayo
EliteFTS Spotlight: University of Richmond Strength Coach Jay DeMayo

I actually got hurt my junior year playing soccer there, and our athletic trainer was talking about this whole “training athletes” thing.

A Person with an IQ above Room Temperature: Interview with Phil Richards
A Person with an IQ above Room Temperature: Interview with Phil Richards

There are many self-proclaimed “experts” today who quote research on how to get lean, build muscle mass, and other physique enhancing programs.

 Log Jammer Training for Football
Log Jammer Training for Football

With high school football coming to an end, many high performance football training dungeons and gyms are prepping for off-season training.

Valentine's Day Training - 2010
Valentine's Day Training - 2010

Valentine’s Day Training – 2010

(Don’t) Assume the Athletic Position
(Don’t) Assume the Athletic Position

In all sports, the rudimentary beginnings of movement starts with a specific stance or posture.

 ONE Movement
ONE Movement

During my training, I’ll film ONE movement and explain why I use it…

 Coaching Versus Training
Coaching Versus Training

While training a client the other afternoon, I began to wonder what exactly separates me as a trainer and a coach?

 Abdominal Time Waster
Abdominal Time Waster

Every day at the gym, I watch people spend anywhere from 10–30 minutes on their upper abs, lower abs, and sides.

 No Prowler? No Problem!
No Prowler? No Problem!

About two years ago, I developed an unhealthy relationship.

 Leg Training for Linemen: The Top Eight Lower Body Movements for the Big Men
Leg Training for Linemen: The Top Eight Lower Body Movements for the Bi...

One thing that absolutely baffles me about most football strength training programs is that everyone does the same thing.

 Part Two: Discussing Common Arguments Against the “Full Olympic Lifts”
Part Two: Discussing Common Arguments Against the “Full Olympic Lifts”

I’ve heard people say it takes too long to teach the full Olympic lifts correctly and that an Olympic lift with poor technique isn’t safe or effective.

 The Top Five Sandbag Exercises for Football Training
The Top Five Sandbag Exercises for Football Training

The goal isn’t to be a powerlifter or Strongman but to become as strong, fast, and insanely explosive as humanly possible so you can dominate on the football field.

 Things I Learned in 2009
Things I Learned in 2009

People who say money doesn’t matter never operated their own business.

 Fat Loss for Dummies, Part 2: The Lost Art of Intensity
Fat Loss for Dummies, Part 2: The Lost Art of Intensity

I’ve been saying for years that fat people finish marathons all the time.

A Reactive Training Manual Overview

The Reactive Training Manual has been available for over a year now.

Muscle Blast

Although they aren’t brand new, there’s a reason Blast Straps have continued to challenge athletes into 2010.

 Improving the Deadlift
Improving the Deadlift

There are two major areas that have made a profound difference in my training—proper starting position and sound programming.

It’s Not a Race for Last
It’s Not a Race for Last

It was during the conditioning portion of my son’s football practice that I heard one of the greatest motivational lines I’ve heard in my 34 years of playing sports and coaching.

 How to Add Cardio and Diet to Your Powerlifting Regimen
How to Add Cardio and Diet to Your Powerlifting Regimen

I feel a man should be able to lift heavy shit, bust out 10 or more pull-ups, and get up at any given time and bang out two or three miles.

 Iron Intelligence
Iron Intelligence

For all the serious lifters out there wondering what they’ll do when they’re no longer able to handle the daily grind that their sport necessitates, I have a suggestion—teaching.

 The New Lifter
The New Lifter

Read all you can on the sport. A great place to start is the EliteFTS.com articles section.

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