Posts in "Strength Training"

5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

Getting strong is easy. Focus on compound, multi-joint movements – preferably the squat, deadlift and bench press – and then try to move more weight in those lifts on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Photo Credit: JD Hancock Basically, lift heavy shit, a lot. Repeat. Forever. So why do many people fail to make appreciable… Read more

Pick Things Up – Month #2

I hope everyone enjoyed their extended Columbus Day weekend (for those who had the additional day off anyways). Mine was lovely. I took Lisa to go see Gone Girl – you know, a nice romantic comedy. And by “nice romantic comedy,” I mean the exact opposite of that. It was my second time seeing it…. Read more

How to Program Loaded Carries

I know Dan John has relentlessly sung their praises. And, after listening to him speak last weekend, I know Gray Cook is a big fan of them too. What am I referring to? CrossFit? ShakeWeights? One Direction? Bacon wrapped figs? None of the above. Besides, everyone knows that Dan is an N’Sync‘er for life. And urban… Read more

Lessons Learned Preparing for My First Powerlifting Meet

Today’s guest post is brought to you by a good friend of mine, Ryan Wood.  I first met Ryan back in 2010 when he came up to Cressey Sports Performance from Virginia as a collegiate baseball player. In the years since he has played professionally, interned at CSP, and since retiring from baseball has moved… Read more