Single-Legged and Semi-Functional?
Single-Legged and Semi-Functional?
Can proper implementation of unilateral exercise produce healthier, higher-performing athletes?
The Quick Fix: Simple Ways to Conquer Common Powerlifting Mistakes
The Quick Fix: Simple Ways to Conquer Common Powerlifting Mistakes
You might need a long-term progression to overcome nagging pains and to increase your lifts. Or maybe you just need these simple tips.
Identity Crisis: Who Are You in the Fitness Industry?
Identity Crisis: Who Are You in the Fitness Industry?
The expense of climbing the wrong mountain is falling back down before finding the right one. Choose wisely.
Could You Be Getting More Out of Your Knee Wraps?
Could You Be Getting More Out of Your Knee Wraps?
In an exchange with Marilla Coutinho, Swede determines the primary flaw that reduces knee-wrap carryover.
Under Pressure: Are Life Factors Influencing Your Training?
Under Pressure: Are Life Factors Influencing Your Training?
From your job, from your marriage, or from a loaded barbell, your body is going to revolt against stress. How will you adjust?
Have We Lost Trust in Our Foundation?
Have We Lost Trust in Our Foundation?
In your search of what is new and exciting, do not forget the principles that are proven to produce success.
How I Use CTP Training to Force Frequency and Intensity
How I Use CTP Training to Force Frequency and Intensity
When I tore my rotator cuff, I transitioned to more concentrated stimuli and a higher frequency per muscle group to avoid being forced to reduce my training intensity.
WATCH: Team Elitefts Training and Coaching at The Powerlifting Experience
WATCH: Team Elitefts Training and Coaching at The Powerlifting Experience
When weekend seminars at the S4 Compound come to a close, everyone in attendance leaves with a renewed determination for self-improvement. We have harnessed this motivation for you.
The Responsibilities of a Strength Coach: How Much is Too Much?
The Responsibilities of a Strength Coach: How Much is Too Much?
With all the new technology for improving athletic performance, strength coaches should remember why they are there in the first place.
The Hypocrisy of Intent Without Action
The Hypocrisy of Intent Without Action
Are you using your busy schedule as an excuse for your wasted potential?
The Hardcore Underground: Lifting in the Shadiest Gym of the Industrialized World
The Hardcore Underground: Lifting in the Shadiest Gym of the Industriali...
We gave up the glamour and comfort of a commercial gym. Here in our dungeon, 15-feet underground, we've found the secret to building strength.
It's Not Just Five Pounds: Understanding Personal Records
It's Not Just Five Pounds: Understanding Personal Records
When you're chipping away at that all-time PR, every pound matters.
Powerlifting is a Science. Be the Scientist.
Powerlifting is a Science. Be the Scientist.
Approach your training and your progress with the mindset of a problem-solver. Sometimes this means asking others for help and sometimes this means figuring shit out for yourself.
Body Buffering
Body Buffering
Treat your body like a well-oiled machine and buffer it!
When Is The Right Time To Switch Up Your Workout?
When Is The Right Time To Switch Up Your Workout?
When is it time to switch up your workout? How do I switch up my workout? The answer may be easier than you think.
Promoting Powerlifting to Young Lifters
Promoting Powerlifting to Young Lifters
Having the opportunity to bring up the next generation of strength athletes is a task as much as a privilege. Use your influence wisely.
Bodybuilders Dying Young: Are Steroids to Blame?
Bodybuilders Dying Young: Are Steroids to Blame?
Doctors and strength athletes frequently argue over the effects (good and bad) of performance-enhancing drugs, but some facts aren't debatable.
Lessons from the 2015 CSCCa Conference
Lessons from the 2015 CSCCa Conference
In constant strive to get better as a coach and staff, these six things will prove useful.
Mythbusters 101: Don't Fall for These Fallacies
Mythbusters 101: Don't Fall for These Fallacies
Bad information is passed from lifter to lifter, website to website. Let's end the charade.
Should Athletes Powerlift in the Off-Season?
Should Athletes Powerlift in the Off-Season?
Whether you're an off-season athlete or an athlete who isn't getting everything you want out of your school's team sports, powerlifting can be a viable option in your yearly process.
Layover Thoughts
Layover Thoughts
Gabriel muses about his needs versus his wants.
4 Ways to Test Your Grit in the Weightroom
4 Ways to Test Your Grit in the Weightroom
If you can survive these challenges it will be good for...but it won't feel that way.
3 Commercial Gym Conditioning Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
3 Commercial Gym Conditioning Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less
No time but need to shed some fat? These quick sessions will leave you in a puddle of sweat.
Arrogance vs Relevance: Fix Your Business Practices
Arrogance vs Relevance: Fix Your Business Practices

If you’re relying on the wave of popularity to bring you clients, what will you do when the dry season comes.

The 3 Qualities of a Great Personal Trainer
The 3 Qualities of a Great Personal Trainer

Do more than count the reps of your clients. Build these skills and you’ll increase the value of your personal training services.

What to Expect From a Supplement Company Sponsorship
What to Expect From a Supplement Company Sponsorship

Every aspiring lifter in this industry dreams of being sponsored by their favorite brand. But does the reality stack up to the fantasy.

Harnessing the Placebo Effect: If You Care, You’ll Lie to Me
Harnessing the Placebo Effect: If You Care, You’ll Lie to Me

What if I gave you a singular technique that would improve your athletic performance in any way you wanted?

Building the Yoke: Utilize the Function of the Upper Traps
Building the Yoke: Utilize the Function of the Upper Traps

Stop thinking of your traps and start thinking of your clavicles.

Why Compete?
Why Compete?

Experts weigh in on the reasons behind all of training pain and preparation of competing in a strength sport.

The Results from an Off-Season of a Low Dosing Training Protocol
The Results from an Off-Season of a Low Dosing Training Protocol

We cut the time in the gym and on the field, hoping to increase efficiency. Now we find out: did it work?

Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Changes and The Future
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Changes and The Future

I have my own demons to keep in line. They’re a product of my disorders and I’ve learned to accept this.

Are You Consuming, Producing or Engaging?
Are You Consuming, Producing or Engaging?

Proper communication and behavior requires a firm understanding of your surroundings and of those with whom you interact.

How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Show Day
How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Show Day

The time has come to make final preparations and step on stage. Here are thoughts and reflections from this demanding journey.

Why? Because Skip Said So
Why? Because Skip Said So

I run my kitchen and gym the way I want to. Follow the rules and there won’t be any problems.

Using Your Body's Mobility and Stability Mechanisms to Drive Performance
Using Your Body's Mobility and Stability Mechanisms to Drive Perfor...

Let’s climb in the driver seat of that car with a performance-tuned suspension and a set of tires that will connect that power to the ground and put the pedal to the floor!

Controlling the Non-Training Variables That Impact Performance
Controlling the Non-Training Variables That Impact Performance

You can adjust thousands of variables in your training but until you find which ones truly matter, you’re going nowhere.

WATCH: Goggins Discusses Recovery for Older Lifters
WATCH: Goggins Discusses Recovery for Older Lifters
Your body is going to change as you age. Goggins says your training should, too.
Value, Trust, and Gratitude
Value, Trust, and Gratitude

Your treatment of others is the foundation of every relationship in your life. Are you building yours up or breaking them down?

How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Supplements, Training, and Posing
How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Supplements, Training, and P...

Now that you’ve committed to this tiring, sometimes painful process, there are several things to remember to make this experience achievable.

Revisiting 14-Day Microcycles in Powerlifting
Revisiting 14-Day Microcycles in Powerlifting

These alternate setups for non-traditional microcycles in a powerlifting program have allowed my clients and I to target the specific needs of individual athletes.

LISTEN: 30-Minutes with Dan John
LISTEN: 30-Minutes with Dan John
Dan simplifies the complexities of coaching elite and novice lifters.
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Getting an Accurate Diagnosis
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Getting an Accurate Diagno...

Overcoming my life-altering issues started with taking back control by seeking a clinical explanation for what I was experiencing.

How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Starting the Journey
How and Why I Dieted to 7-Percent Body Fat: Starting the Journey

Before determining the process I would use during this grueling path to the leanest I’ve ever been, I first had to ask myself, “Is there a good reason why?”

The Contest Prep Survival Guide: Show Day
The Contest Prep Survival Guide: Show Day

The day has finally come. All of your hard work comes together for the moment you step on stage. Are you ready?

How to Break Your Bad Training Habits
How to Break Your Bad Training Habits

Stop, step back, reevaluate, and adjust.

Programming Progressions for Beginning Personal Training Clients
Programming Progressions for Beginning Personal Training Clients

Whether you’re a beginner to a training program or a personal trainer working with first-time clients, these progressions work as a fool-proof guide to producing results over time.

Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?
Red Yeast Rice for Healthy Blood Lipids—Who’s Foolin’ Who?

Is this “natural” supplement used to reduce blood lipids all it’s cracked up to be?

Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?
Can Fewer Sets Produce More Gains?

Sometimes minimal doesn’t mean less. It means more effective.

Haters Gaineth Nothing
Haters Gaineth Nothing

Would you rather engage in gratitude and abundance, or anger and vileness towards people you’ll never actually meet? Which is more meaningful?

Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Lack of Sleep and Depression
Living and Training as a Bipolar Narcoleptic: Lack of Sleep and Depression

It is difficult to reach the top of any sport within a hyper-competitive atmosphere. It is even more difficult with depression and sleep complications.

How to Measure Rack Height and Gear Size
How to Measure Rack Height and Gear Size

Measure twice, squat once, and be on your way to a heavier total with the right gear and the correct rack height.

The Truth About Energy Systems (Part 2)
The Truth About Energy Systems (Part 2)

The breakdown of food and the conversion of nutrients to energy coincides with the body’s regulation of multiple energy systems.

Ken Whetham Becomes Newest Elitefts Columnist
Ken Whetham Becomes Newest Elitefts Columnist
Regular contributor and powerlifting champion Ken Whetham has earned his spot with elitefts.
The Search for Meaning
The Search for Meaning

How you spend your time on this earth determines what you define as meaningful. Does your lifestyle reflect your vision?

A Push-Up Is Not Just a Push-Up
A Push-Up Is Not Just a Push-Up

This typical throw-away, punishment exercise is in fact a highly-technical skill capable of teaching and reinforcing proper movement patterns.

7 Meet-Day Tactics for Putting Together Your Best Total
7 Meet-Day Tactics for Putting Together Your Best Total

You’ve spent days, weeks, and months preparing for the meet. These tips will ensure your efforts were not in vain.

A Bodybuilder's Take on the Bands and Chains Trend
A Bodybuilder's Take on the Bands and Chains Trend

If you use bands and chains your social media following may grow, but will your muscles?

10 Raw Training Adjustments to Make Westside Methods Work for You
10 Raw Training Adjustments to Make Westside Methods Work for You

With these tweaks to the most electrifying training program of our time, you will be able to master the Raw Revolution.

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