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How to Adjust Sets and Reps to Fit Your Training Goal
It's time to understand the numbers. The key is to know what each is for and not to do more reps than you have to.
5 Common Training Mistakes and How to Fix Them
We're human and not infallible. We all screw up from time to time. Here is a short list of what I believe are the common training transgressions.
Avoid Burnout With Gap Threshold Training
Learning when and how to go hard will enhance your performance and create longevity in your life.
Are You Training Too Heavy? How to Make 5x5 Work for You
Factor in fatigue when calculating your starting weight for a strength program.
3 Strategies to Conquer the Pain Cave
If you want serious performance, the pain cave has to become territory that you can dominate, not simply navigate.
Movement 101: Standards for Movement Quality
Check your movement quality every session. At the beginning and end. No, I'm not kidding.
Switch Gears: A 4-Week Plan for Intermediate Cyclists
Move beyond the beginner's program and focus on the technique needed to improve your cycling performance.
The Only 4 Training Variables You Need to Plan Your Own Workouts
Programming for yourself isn’t necessarily easy, but it’s not rocket science either. Here's my advice.
Find the Perfect Work-to-Rest Ratio for Your HIIT Session
When you plan your HIIT sessions, don't underestimate the importance of rest intervals. Here's what the research says.
Volume and Intensity: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Westside Grappling: Applying the Conjugate Method to BJJ
The sport of BJJ flows in natural waves of volume and intensity, but there is a way to manipulate these things to maximize your training potential.
Want to Be a Better Runner? Then Slow Down
The secret to being a better runner isn't more intensity. It's wise use of easy and intense training sessions.
7 Ways Stress Can Harm Weightlifting Technique
In a competition, it is often the psychological stress that will defeat you, not strength.
How Tabata Really Works: What the Research Says
Let's look at the origins of Tabata workouts, why and how they worked, and how other intervals may work for you too.
4 Secrets of Soviet Weightlifting (As Revealed by Pavel)
I was fortunate to learn from Pavel himself about the Soviet secrets of dominance and longevity. Here is what I discovered.
WTF Workouts: Do You Have What It Takes to Complete Them?
These workouts will make you stronger, improve your fitness, and enhance your intestinal fortitude.
Using Intensity to Increase Strength, Power, and Endurance
Believe it or not, lesser loads have the potential to recruit a larger number of muscle fibers compared to a 1RM.
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