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Targeting Spine Behavior in your Programming

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 31 January, 2017

Behavior of the Spine The spine is a dynamic system, and as with any system, it requires stability to efficiently carry out its function. Function and…

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…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.3 Reverse Bench Row with bands

By Alex Babin

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 29 December, 2016

Whether you’re a believer in the role of the lats for benching or not, you simply cannot ignore the importance of a strong upper back. Throughout all …

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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 …