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SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.1 Zercher squat from pins

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 22 December, 2016

In the Special Exercises Series, I will be presenting many of my favorite speciality lifts to strengthen specific weak points in your big basic moveme…

Coaches Part 3 – The principle of first tension and the principle of stretch

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 21 December, 2016

Chris talks about 2 principles for maximum muscle growth: the muscle that fires first in the movement and the muscle that receives the most stretch du…


By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 20 December, 2016

Not everybody wants to look like a bodybuilder. In fact, less and less people want to. The popular look nowadays is rather that of an athlete: a sprin…

Coaches Part 2 – How to perform the perfect rep

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Videos / 19 December, 2016

The #1 thing a coach needs to be able to teach is how to perform each and every rep inside a training session. In this video, Chris outlines different…

Coaches Part 1 – What coaches do wrong

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Videos / 16 December, 2016

Helping coaches get better is one of Chris’ passions. In fact, he has coached over 400 trainers in his career to date. In this capsule, he warns…

Loaded stretching part 4 – Increase in performance

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 14 December, 2016

In this last capsule, Chris will explain how loaded stretching can have an impact on your capacity to perform on the field as an athlete. Being athlet…


By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 13 December, 2016

The important points… The ONLY thing that matters when it comes to improving your physique and capacities is progress. All the special methods, advanc…

Loaded stretching part 3 – Increase in mobility and less injuries

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Videos / 12 December, 2016

In this 3rd capsule on loaded stretching, Chris discusses how EQIs can lead to increases in functional mobility as opposed to static stretching, which…


By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 09 December, 2016

There will be little debate around the popularity of the bench press. For reasons right or wrong, having a big bench press has become a rite of passag…

Loaded stretching part 2 – Benefits on muscle growth

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 08 December, 2016

Chris explains why EQIs can be used to build muscle. He details the increase in mTor activation stimulated by the loaded stretch combined with accentu…


By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Nutrition & Supplementation / 07 December, 2016

The important points … The leaner you are, the more carbs you can (and should) eat because the leaner you are, the more sensitive you are to insulin. …

Loaded stretching part 1 – What are EQI’s

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / Videos / 05 December, 2016

Everybody hates stretching. But what if I told you that a type of stretching could also build muscle, make you stronger and perform better all while i…