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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…

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…

The Principle of Training Economy

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Training / Videos / 01 February, 2019

Training athletes is not the same as training other clients. They are high-performance, finely-tuned machines, but can break down easily. As well, the…

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…

The Boo Shexnayder “Principle”

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Videos / 14 January, 2019

It doesn’t matter where the truth comes from, what matters is learning it. Some people come up with principles that make sense, that have maybe …

Strongman Medleys

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Fat loss / Training / Videos / 11 January, 2019

Strongman medleys have a lot of the same benefits as weight training and interval training combined. They also have a big positive impact on body comp…

Steady state cardio: it’s not evil

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Fat loss / Training / Videos / 31 December, 2018

Steady state cardio kinda has a bad reputation. Not everybody believes it is evil, jacks up your cortisol or eats away at your muscle mass. In fact, i…