Mature Athlete

How to Put Meat on Your Quads (Athlete Journal 86)

Ramping up my training volume, especially on weak areas and without sacrificing intensity, is doing me a lot of good.

How I'm Managing My Squat Training (Athlete Journal 85)

I've gotten a lot of questions about squat periodization lately. Here's an explanation of what I do and why.

High Reps for Hypertrophy (Athlete Journal Entry 84)

For aesthetic and strength-building reasons, I've been doing higher reps in my training these days.

A Deadlift Slump and a Sore Lat (Athlete Journal Entry 83)

My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.

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: Terry Hadlow, Entry 21 - 3/17/2014

I've got a sore elbow, but overall it was a good week of preparation for my upcoming meet, which is only two weeks away now.

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: Charles Staley, Entry 80 - How Close Are You to Perfect?

if you could somehow know, with certainly, what the fully-realized you looked, felt, and performed like, how different would that be from the current you?

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 79 - Turning Up the Volume

The high-rep kettlebell work I've been doing to prepare for the Tactical Strength Challenge has lowered my overall volume, so I plan to bring it back up in coming weeks.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 17 - 2/17/2014

Despite a few days off, my training went well this week, with some progress in my back squat and front squat. My overall fitness also seems to be improving.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 77 - Two Training Principles

Today I'll discuss two important principles that inform my training, especially in my recent programming.

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.

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