If you're planning to go and pick up something heavy this weekend, check out this video first.
Here are twelve of Tom's articles to teach you how best to train with minimal time, minimal injuries, and for maximum benefit.
Everyone knows typical gym training begins with three sets of ten. But what happens when you do ten sets of three? Give it a try for six weeks and see how fast you grow in size and strength.
Watch this short video of Max Aita squatting his way up from an empty bar to 600lbs in the space of thirty seconds while the bar remains on his back.
What if you have to train many skills at once, like a CrossFit competitor? What if you’re only interested in GPP, but you’d still like to lift heavier or get faster?
The tricky part of training is when people try to ride two horses with one ass. You can't specialize in more than one thing. Know yourself and what you want well enough and you'll know how to train.
Through my time as both a strength athlete and strength coach, I’ve discovered some very effective aspects of training that, for whatever reason, have not hit most people’s radars yet.
There is a process to getting better. Just like anything, you have to develop the little things first. Then, with a little bit of luck and tons of determination, you just might accomplish your goal.
A reader has asked me an insightful question on positions that could help lifters who focus on the powerlifts. Here is my reply and reasoning.
I think there’s a few aspects of your training that could do with a little shift in perspective. Let’s grab a coffee and take a look at how we can make your training work harder for you.
Post-activation potentiation (PAP) has been demonstrated to produce short term boosts to strength. A recent study shows strength level also affects the response from PAP.
I did, in fact, write this program up in Wisconsin. But I don’t remember what I was doing there.
Cluster training is an effective tool to shock your body into new gains, as well as break up the monotony of taking a straight sets approach to your lifting. Beyond that, it's cool and different.
I have for over the past few weeks gone down a deep wormhole about the measurement of output in a mixed piece of work - this "battery" I have spoken about for years now.
The shift from the pull to the knees to the power position is one of the most difficult aspects of coaching technique. Here's a simple exercise to teach the feeling of this movement.
Sun salutations are a vital part of a physical yoga practice. Often yoga practitioners perform between 10-20 salutations in a class session.
Chris Duffin, champion powerlifter, demonstrates one of his favorite conditioning/assistance movements - the sled pull-through. This is an intense exercise for the posterior chain.