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PERIODIZATION — The key to unlocking true strength.

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Crossfit / Strength and performance / 11 June, 2019

“Periodization: long-term cyclic structuring of training and practice to maximize performance to coincide with important competitions.”   In the stren…

Sticking Point Therapy: How to blast through your weakest link!

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 06 June, 2019

Sticking points are much like those really talkative, naked old men in your gym’s locker room: you’d rather avoid them! Nothing’s mo…

Deadlifting for Stubby Guys – Big Numbers for the Mechanically Disadvantaged Lifter 

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / 23 May, 2019

If you plan on staying sane in the iron game, you’d better have a sense of humor. For example, you might be built to excel at one particular lif…

Part-Time Beast

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / Training / 16 May, 2019

Brief But Brutal   When you read one of my articles you can be sure of two things. One, you’ll get the straight dope. I’m not the kind of …

High Pull Blitz

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 09 May, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Focusing on just one lift per training phase is a great way to shock new growth. The trick is to change it u…

Density Training, Canadian Bear Style

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 25 April, 2019

A good number of you are already familiar with Charles Staley’s Escalating Density Training (EDT), in which the goal is to perform as many total…

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 …

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Training / 11 April, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… Don’t panic. You won’t lose muscle if you take a week off from training. After a three-week brea…

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 FAT LOSS DEADZONE

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Fat loss / Videos / 29 March, 2019

When you’ve been dieting hard and still don’t look better.  That’s the fat loss dead zone – and it’s mentally the hardes…

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…