Starting Weightlifting Over 40
Here's a simple, safe, and effective plan for starting weightlifting over 40.
The Clean and the Deadlift: Simple Cues for a Stronger Setup
There has been much back-and-forth debate on whether the setup for deadlift and clean are different. The truth is, they are.
Weightlifting at the 2015 Pan American Games
The Pan American Games are essentially the Olympics of the Western Hemisphere. Here's what happened on the podium in 2015.
NewGrip Power Pads (Product Review)
Power Pads provide support and cushioning for strength training and sports that take a toll on your hands.
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.
Approachable Beginner Workouts to Get You Into Shape Quickly
This workout cycle will ease you into a routine while challenging you at the same time.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Focus On Effort, Not Results (Athlete Journal 104)
Sometimes we get so caught up in measuring results that we forget to focus on the quality and quantity of our efforts.
3 Steps to Improving Your Performance (Athlete Journal 103)
When you think about your training as a system composed of several interrelated components, you're likely to succeed.
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.
An Argument Against Machines: RIP Weight Machines (1963–2013)
It’s over. The end is near. If I were in the weight machine making business, I’d start looking for a new line of work.
Eric C. Stevens
Product Review: Rex's Grip
Rex's Grips are a kind of weight lifting strap I've never seen before. They are much easier to use than traditional straps and just as effective.
Why You Should Never Hit a 1RM Again
My clients rarely, if ever, attempt a 1RM. They get plenty strong without it and stay injury-free. Let me explain why you should most likely never go for a 1RM again.
Product Review: Fat Gripz
Looking for a simple, affordable, durable tool to strengthen your grip? Check out Fat Gripz - a highly versatile tool that will help you in a variety of unexpected ways.
Breaking Muscle Video - Using Your Breath For Better Performance
You might think you know how to breath, but it turns out many of us learned bad breathing habits early on in our strength training. Get some quick tips on breathing to enhance performance.
Traver H. Boehm
3, 2, 1, 0 Meet Countdown - Competition Preparation
Even those who are not powerlifters can benefit by seeing an extremely simple, yet extremely effective method for maximizing performance for a specific day - the "3, 2, 1, 0 Meet Countdown."
The 2 Lift Workout: Your "Take a Chill-Pill" Routine
I'm going to give you four workouts that each consist of only two exercises. The important thing is when you hit the gym, you do only these two exercise and you do them hard.
Breaking Muscle Video - The Press
Get the basics of the putting weight over your head with the press - with Coach Traver Boehm.
Traver H. Boehm
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