Breaking Muscle Manifesto
5 Mistakes Every New Strength Athlete Makes
For the most success, avoid these critical oversights when setting your training goals.
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.
The Contrast Week (Athlete Journal 122)
Here are the two essential questions you need to answer when planning your deload week.
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.
Extreme Effort Is Only Temporary (Athlete Journal 120)
As the new year approaches, think about your average daily habits and look for opportunities to improve them.
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.
A Killer Training Week (Athlete Journal 13)
The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.
"The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning" (Book Review)
If you're looking for a comprehensive book from a coach who has done it all, this is it.
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.
Keeping It Simple, Smolov-Style (Athlete Journal 11)
My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.
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?
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.
Whole-Body Versus Split-Training: Which Is Best? (Athlete Journal 111)
This week I set a bench press record for 2014. I've also shared my ideas for scheduling your workouts.
Is It Possible to Squat Too Much? (Athlete Journal 3)
After a few days of struggling to make it up the stairs, I figured it was time to make some revisions to my training plan.
5 Mental Health Secrets for Better Workouts (Athlete Journal 109)
Your mental climate during workouts is one of the most significant factors for success. Here's how to optimize it.
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