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5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE STRONGEST GYM IN CANADA

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 26 January, 2017

I’ve trained in many great gyms in my life. I was also lucky enough to train around some super strong people. I’ve been to Dave Tate’s EliteFTS compou…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.8 The Continuous Clean Press

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 24 January, 2017

Two types of athletes I have always admired are weightlifters (Olympic lifters) and throwers (shot put). These athletes possess both great strength bu…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.7 Anderson Squats

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 19 January, 2017

Paul Anderson was likely the strongest squatter of all time. In the pre-steroid era, he squatted 1200lbs without any supportive gear (squat suit, supe…

How I train Abs

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Fat loss / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 17 January, 2017

My friend Paul Carter once said that “traps are the new abs” and as a trap lover, I agree. But if you can have both, the world is an even better place…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.6 Partial Squat from pins

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 12 January, 2017

Ass To Grass … ATG … this is the acronym you must use to make a squat sound legit. And in most cases I agree that the full barbell squat is one of the…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.5 Roy Deadlift

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 10 January, 2017

Pierre Roy is one of the smartest men in strength training, period. Sadly, he is one of these guys who do not seek glory and had his most successful d…

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STRONGMAN ARMS

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 05 January, 2017

Have you tried everything to make you arms grow with very limited, if any success? You’ve done supersets, drop sets, giants sets, trained arms on a fu…

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SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.4 Dead Weight Sled Drags

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 03 January, 2017

Surely you’ve worked with clients who tend to overcompensate on any of the variety of lunges you come up with by finding ways to push with the quads o…

Plyometrics training

Jump Series – No1 The biggest problems with plyometrics training

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 30 December, 2016

Plyometrics training, or intense jump training, is one of the most popular trends in training. Chris explains how these very demanding exercises are o…

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SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.2 Power shrugs from the hang

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 27 December, 2016

In Olympic lifting, the power shrug from the hang is also known as the “clean extension from the hang”. Essentially, it is the explosion phase of the …

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…

THE STRENGTH-SKILL CIRCUIT METHOD

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…