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Beach Training for Performance-oriented Lifters

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 18 April, 2019

“Bodybuilding training? No way! Not for me! I’m training only for strength and function,” said the huge sum bitch after deadlifting …

Three Mistakes that Limit Your Gains 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 04 April, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Whether you’re a powerlifter, power athlete, or bodybuilder, you’ll build more muscle if you focus on the bi…

The Truth About Soreness

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 28 March, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Getting really sore after lifting weights doesn’t necessarily mean that you had a good workout that wi…

WHY EARLY SPORT-SPECIALIZATION IS A BAD IDEA

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 25 March, 2019

There is a trend for early specialization in youth sports. Kids playing hockey 12 months out of the year, for example. This is likely the biggest enem…

Program Shock: Do the Opposite

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 21 March, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Opposite Training refers to doing the opposite of what you normally do for short and focused periods. This h…

RAISING THE ATHLETE – PART 3

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 15 March, 2019

In the third part of this series on raising the athlete, Chris discusses how natural talent transfers to talented play. It’s not just about spor…

Raising the Athlete – Part 2

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 11 March, 2019

What exactly is natural talent? Most components of natural talent are developped during early childhood. In this video, Chris discusses the different …

Raising the Athlete – Part 1

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 08 March, 2019

There are 4 components to bring a kid to the elite athlete level. In this capsule, Chris discusses the individual 4 components.  Hear about what seper…

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF CLIENT ASSESSMENT: EXERCISE SELECTION

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 07 March, 2019

When it comes to client assessment: conducting various physical tests to have a better idea of a client’s strengths, weaknesses, compensatory mechanis…

WHAT IS THE BEST LIFT FOR THE ATHLETE PERFORMANCE

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 01 March, 2019

Is there a lift that will give the biggest improvement in performance? In Coach Thib’s experience, the back squat is the one lift that will lead…

Direct Arm Training: Pros and Cons

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 28 February, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Competitive athletes can skip direct arm work. These athletes are already training extensively. Time spent h…

Schmidbleicher Principle 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 25 February, 2019

The Schmidbleicher Principle states that the last thing you do has the most profound impact on motor learning and/or central nervous system adaptation…