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Basic Movement Patterns

By Christian Thibaudeau

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

Sports-specificity is a little over-rated. Training by nature is general. The goals of a strength coach are not the same as the goals of the sports co…

Thib’s Favorite Heavy Loading Techniques

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 14 February, 2019

Heavy lifting builds muscle. And lots of it! Except for a few genetic freaks with formidable levers, amped up nervous systems, and power packed fast-t…

TRAINING IS NOT TESTING

By Christian Thibaudeau

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

It is important to train really hard. One of the main benefits of CrossFit is that it showed people the importance of training hard. On the downside, …

Should You Use the Olympic Lifts?

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 08 February, 2019

Are the Olympics lifts beneficial for sporting performance?  Coach Chris will answer with a resounding YES.  The problem is that very few coaches actu…

Long to Short vs Short to Long vs Undulatory

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 04 February, 2019

When designing a training program for athletes, there should always be a logical progression from one phase to the other. Periodization can be approac…

22 Proven Rep Schemes

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 31 January, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… There’s no one best set/rep scheme for every goal, but there are plenty of great plans to choose from,…

lagging muscles

Performance Principles- Part 4

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / Videos / 28 January, 2019

The last component that you need to train as far as muscle actions are concerned is isometric strength. This type of contraction is important for spor…

Performance Principles- Part 3

By Christian Thibaudeau

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

Concentric methods are also important in periodization, otherwise known as the lifting or overcoming mode. In this capsule, Chris discusses how to use…

Performance Principles- Part 2

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Videos / 21 January, 2019

What separates the strong and powerful athletes from the average ones? Absorption of force, or in other words, eccentric strength. The are many benefi…

Performance Principles- Part 1 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 18 January, 2019

Most athletes, even elite athletes, are not as strong as they should be in at least one, if not two modes of contraction. There are three main modes o…

FROM 0 – 100: KNOW YOUR PERCENTAGES

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Fat loss / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 17 January, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Knowing the effects of each training zone will allow you to make the best choices when it comes to designing…

MY NEW FAVORITE TRAP EXERCISE : THE WENDLER ROW

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 10 January, 2019

To quote my friend Paul Carter: “Traps are the new abs”. Meaning that nowadays having big meaty traps can make you as sexy as having a chiseled six pa…