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How and When to Deload for Powerlifting

By Alex Babin

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 07 December, 2018

In powerlifting, specific deload phases are important for recovery. In this video, Alex talks about deloading for powerlifting by playing with volume …

BACK TO MY ROOTS PART 2 – TRAINING ECONOMY

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 29 November, 2018

As a strength and conditioning coach (not as a body composition expert), the second principle that directs my programming is the principle of training…

The Role of the Lats in the Deadlift

By Alex Babin

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 26 November, 2018

The lats are important for stabilizing the shoulder girdle. When deadlifting, you want to keep the bar as close to you as possible. If the bar travels…

Getting the most out of the military press

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 23 November, 2018

The military press is the king of the upper body lifts. It is the better exercise for shoulder function, if done properly. The problem is that the fir…

Six Ways to Keep Getting Stronger

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 22 November, 2018

Here’s what you need to know… All progression models have their limits. These advanced strategies will allow you to keep getting stronger.…

BACK TO MY ROOTS Part 1 – Train all contraction types

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 15 November, 2018

Part 1 – Train all contraction types  I’m a strength and conditioning coach by trade. My specialty has always been training athletes. Those who …

The Role of the Lats on the Bench

By Alex Babin

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 09 November, 2018

The recruitment of the lats for the bench press is a controversial subject. In this capsule, Alex discussed the role of the lats and relates these to …

SPRINTERS LOOK JACKED, MARATHON RUNNERS ARE SKINNY FAT

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / Strength and performance / Training / 08 November, 2018

Following my article on why HIIT is not the body composition God send that we make it out to be (and that cardio is not the evil that some people thin…

Handcuff Rowing Lat Pulldown

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 02 November, 2018

It’s sometimes a challenge to activate the upper back, sometimes due to dominant biceps. The handcuff rowing lat pulldown helps challenge that by real…

The Zercher Squat

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 29 October, 2018

The Zercher squat is a great lower body exercise that involves a lot of upper body. It is a great exercise to build upper back strength and core activ…

Who Needs a lot of Variation and Who Doesn’t

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Neurotyping / Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 22 October, 2018

A common belief in personal training is that you need to keep changing things around, but that’s not 100% true. Yes, variation to some degree is good …

Action Steps for Creating Muscle Mass and Strength – PART I

By Dennis Weis

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 18 October, 2018

During the past 40+ years that I have been writing for the various bodybuilding magazines, I have received hundreds upon hundreds of letters (and e-ma…