Trainers & Coaches
Are You a Barbell Generalist?
Long before the powerlifters and Olympic lifters stopped talking to each other, barbell athletes used to train both, and more.
How to Fix A Good Morning-Style Squat
Keep your elbows forward to say goodbye to a bad squat position and hello to a new one rep max.
The Subtle Cue That Unlocks Enormous Deadlifts
Changing your thinking from "pull" to "push" can be the difference between a big lift and a no-lift.
How to Brace Your Lats for a Monster Deadlift
Create the tension you need in your back for a tremendous effect on your pulling power.
Video: How to Anchor Your Feet for a Monumental Squat
Build a solid foundation with your feet and you’ll build a skyscraper of a squat on them.
A Unified Theory of Deadlifting
Should you allow your lumbar spine to assume a flexed posture when deadlifting? I have the answer, and here is the scientific evidence.
A Simple Cue to Immediately Improve Your Deadlift
A faster and more biomechanically efficient pull awaits.
Rediscovering Youthful Abilities: It Starts With Running
There's nothing like a face-off with tusk-equipped wildlife to make you reevaluate how you feel about running.
The Final Countdown: Strategies for Competition Week
What you do in the days leading up to competition is crucial for hitting your biggest lifts on the day.
Risk Versus Reward: Playing It Smart on Meet Day
Going into a powerlifting meet you want to give everything you've got. Balancing this out with smart decision making is important.
7 Hot Tips for Your Next Bench Press Competition
These seven tips will get your bench booming for your next meet, with advice on mindset, training, gear, and weight management.
3 Must-Read Books: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
Charles reveals his three favorite books about strength training as well as his go-to post workout meal (hint: it isn't always a meal).
Cal Poly’s 8-Week Deadlift Program: Push Through a Strength Plateau
If your eating is dialed and you are working hard but for some reason have stagnated, this eight-week program could be your solution.
6 Steps to Becoming the Bro With the Biggest Bench
Getting a bigger bench doesn’t have to mean giving up your Monday evening bro sessions or your Friday evening pump day.
How to Increase Power Output With Better Programming
Finding the sweet spot between force output and velocity will result in a great potential for muscle gain and performance.
Stay Motivated to Train: Smart Strength With Charles Staley
This week, Charles provides valuable insight into training motivation, shoulder growth, and exercise science.
The Problem Isn't Your Strength Program - It's You
Stop skipping from one thing to the next in search of results in the gym.
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