Posts Tagged with "strength training"

It’s Not Just About the Weight…

In today’s guest post, regular contributor and resident Texan badass, Shane McLean, explains why the way to get bigger, faster, stronger isn’t to only put more weight on the bar. Don’t get me wrong, it helps (and would be a nice starting point for some people)….but it’s not the only way. Shane shares some examples… Read more

The Beginner’s Checklist for Deadlift Badassery

It’s the start of a new year and with it a proverbial reboot or rejuvenation towards one’s health and fitness. Well that, and a metric boat load of Facebook statuses of people complaining about all the “newbies” crowding the gym.   I am not one to complain because 1) I don’t typically work out in… Read more

Porcelain Post: Building a Wider Base to Reach a Higher Peak

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy. Building a Wider Base to Reach a… Read more

How Unilateral Strength Training Can Improve Your Squat, Bench, and Deadlift

Another fantastic guest post today from Shane McLean. This time he tackles the importance of unilateral strength training and offers some neat ideas as to the best accessory movements to compliment the “big 3.”   Don’t you love “that” guy who always stands between you and the dumbbells while doing single arm curls and making… Read more

Addressing the Stone Cold Facts of Training Athletes

Remember that show diary on MTV? You know, the one that aired back in the early to mid-2000s? The documentary style show centered mostly on musicians and celebrities and followed them through their daily lives. Each episode started with said celebrity looking into the camera and saying….. “You think you know, but you have no idea.”… Read more

Overcomplicating the Uncomplicated

The message conveyed in the following post is meant to come across as a little tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic. But here it goes anyways: We like to overcomplicate things. To say this, of course, comes with a degree of subjectivity. Given the current climate we live in with regards to politics, gun control, terrorism, climate change,… Read more

Why Train the Posterior Chain?

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Zak Gabor, a MA-based physical therapist and strength coach. His alma mater – Ithaca College – also happens to be my alma mater’s – SUNY Cortland – sworn enemy. But he’s cool…;o) Enjoy! Not only can tapping into your posterior chain get you extremely strong, help improve athleticism and… Read more

The Single Biggest Mistake Most People Make With Their Training Programs

Full Disclosure: Today is a repurposed post written last year and coincides with Eric Cressey placing his resource, High Performance Handbook, on sale this week for $30 off the regular price. Sale notwithstanding, it’s still a good post. You should read it. The Single Biggest Mistake People Make With Their Training Programs I want to… Read more