How to Put 40kg on Your Deadlift in 15 Weeks
This is not another fancy deadlift program. This is real world advice about what you need to get results.
Are You Testing Strength or Building It? (Athlete Journal 16)
It’s not sustainable to kill it in the gym every week. So when your body asks for a few weeks off, just do it.
Learning the Art of Self-Coaching
Dial-in on the coaching cues that work for you in order to be your own best trainer.
It's All About Speed (Athlete Journal 15)
The loads were light this week, as the focus for the next two weeks is compensatory acceleration training.
Breaking Down the Fitness Fads of 2014
Three things to keep and three to leave behind as we move on to a new year.
Varying Squat Stance for Quad Development (Athlete Journal 121)
This week I worked on my weaknesses and took some advice from a friend about varying my squat stance.
Testing My Max (Athlete Journal 14)
Last week I tested my maxes and had a mock meet to help gauge where I am and where I need to improve.
Examine Your Operating System (Athlete Journal 119)
I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
3 Reasons You Should Do the Bent Press: The King of Lifts
Take a cue from old-time strongmen to build solid total-body strength and mobility.
The RAIL System: Shoulder Mobility for the Bench Press
Basic movement resets can help alleviate shoulder pain during resisted pressing.
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.
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