A Killer Training Week (Athlete Journal 13)

The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.

Front Squat Versus Back Squat: Which One Is Best for You?

Genetic potential, mobility and strength goals help decide which squat is best for your program.

Monitoring and Tracking Your Intensity Quotient (Athlete Journal 118)

One of the advantages of weight training is that it allows for quantification of your body's response to stressors.

Training During the Holidays (Athlete Journal 12)

I took Thanksgiving off to be with my family and missed my deadlifts, but otherwise it was a good training week.

I’m Back to Weightlifting for a While! (Athlete Journal 117)

After a five-year hiatus, I’m going to do a weightlifting meet in May 2015.

The Scientific Differences Between Weightlifting and Powerlifting

At first glance, the differences are obvious. But the two sports are more closely related than you may think.

2014 Strength Athlete Holiday Shopping Guide

Here are my picks of the most useful, most fun, and generally most awesome strength-related gifts.

Keeping It Simple, Smolov-Style (Athlete Journal 11)

My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.

Post-Competition Reflections (Athlete Journal 10)

This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.

The Power of Positive Skill Transfer (Athlete Journal 116)

After about two years of not doing a snatch, I hit 85% of my all-time best result this week. How is this possible?

My Last Powerlifting Meet of 2014 (Athlete Journal 9)

My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.

You Can't Master It Until You Measure It (Athlete Journal 115)

If you aren’t already doing so, start documenting and tracking your daily, weekly, and monthly volume.

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