strength sports

Eleven Weeks Until Worlds (Athlete Journal 101)

For the first time since starting the Matt Kroc deadlift cycle, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it through the entire sixteen weeks.

What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Athlete Journal 100)

The most successful people keep constant pressure on themselves. This is the price that must be paid for excellence.

Expand Your Perspective (Athlete Journal 99)

To be successful in lifting, you have to use the greatest amount of intensity that you can sustain long-term.

Training vs. Testing (Athlete Journal 96)

If you’re a competitive athlete, the time for testing your maximum capacity is in competition, not in training.

5 Tips for Learning New Skills (Athlete Journal 93)

This week I've been thinking a lot about the learning process and how it relates to complex movements.

Weekly Volume: 70,515 lbs (Athlete Journal Entry 82)

My training volume this week was the highest it's been in a while, so I may have to take a deload week.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 81 - On the Upswing

I’ve managed much better accumulation of volume this week, and not at the expense of intensity either. I’m happy with everything I’m doing and looking to continue the current trend.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 88 - 5x5 Bench at 425lbs

I hit some pretty high volume at the beginning of this week. I continued doing the SSB squats with chains and have also started using the ab wheel on my days off.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 76 - High Volume Phase

This week I entered a high-volume phase in hopes I can maintain or increase maximal strength and also improve body composition.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 12 - 2/6/2014

It’s easy to get weighed down in the trap of defining our successes by comparison to others. But what's even more important are the small, everyday self-victories.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 87 - Cycling Down

After the last couple weeks of heavy volume it was time to cycle it down a little. The timing worked well as I had to take a day off from training anyway.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 15 - 2/3/2014

Between two rest days this week and a rough snatch workout, I wasn't at 100 percent. Fortunately a good front squat session on Sunday saved my training week.

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