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Training hard is not “training a lot”

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Strength and performance / 20 April, 2018

In many people’s mind, training hard to training a lot.  Training hard means lifting better and/or adding more weight to the bar on big basic li…

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Get The Most Out of Each Step of a Fat Loss Phase

By Stéphane Aubé

/ Fat loss / Nutrition & Supplementation / 19 April, 2018

Burning fat and gaining muscle are two of the most common subjects in the fitness industry. Three clients out of 4 will come to me with the intention …

Mistakes I Made – Having Body Composition Clients Max Out on Deadlifts

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 18 April, 2018

We all make mistakes as a coach, especially when we are starting out.  Wanting to have a client max out on deadlifts to show them that you are capable…

The 1 – 6 Loading Scheme for Strength and Size

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 17 April, 2018

I’ve realized over the years that the people who are the most attracted to my work are the powerbuilders: guys (and gals) who want to build musc…

Things That Piss Me Off – Instant Online Coaches

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Training / 16 April, 2018

We live in a society where people seek instant gratification, quick results.  Sometimes, people do get quick results and look great.  That doesn&#8217…

Making barbell shrugs more effective at isolating the traps

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Training / 13 April, 2018

In the same category as lateral raises and barbell curls, used with too much weight and bad for, is the barbell shrug.  Too often, people lose the ben…

Is the Zercher Squat for Pussies?

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 12 April, 2018

Those of you who have been following my work for some time know that I’m quite fond of the Zercher squat. While I don’t put it on the same…

The Four Ways of Increasing Strength NO 4: GTO desensitization

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / 11 April, 2018

Inhibiting your body’s protective mechanisms is another way to get stronger.  The GTOs sense how much force needs to be produced, and they will …

Six Training Splits to Optimize Results

By Stephane Cazeault

/ Articles / Fat loss / Miscellaneous / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Training / 10 April, 2018

Choosing which training method is best can be a very difficult task. There are so many systems out there that most people don’t truly understand how t…

The Four Ways of Increasing Strength NO 3: CNS efficiency

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Training / 09 April, 2018

The third way to increase strength is to optimize neurological efficiency.  Strength potential is dependent on the capacity to recruit muscle fibers, …

The Four Ways of Increasing Strength NO 2: Hypertrophy

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 06 April, 2018

In this second capsule, Chris discusses hypertrophy for strength development.   It is true that, if the nervous system is efficient, a bigger muscle w…

When to Push and When to Back Off – Simple Stuff That’s Often Overlooked

By Jason Brown

/ Crossfit / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 05 April, 2018

For the past 24 weeks, I’ve been monitoring my HRV (heart rate variability) via Joel Jamieson’s Bioforce HRV. If you’ve ever conside…