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Change Your Mindset – Deloading is Peaking

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 18 February, 2019

Deloading is normally taking one week of “easier” training by decreasing the intensity, volume or frequency, the main purpose being recovery. But we m…

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…

Thib’s Favorite Heavy Loading Techniques

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 14 February, 2019

Heavy lifting builds muscle. And lots of it! Except for a few genetic freaks with formidable levers, amped up nervous systems, and power packed fast-t…

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…

HOW TO AVOID SUPPLEMENT TOLERANCE OVER TIME

By Stéphane Aubé

/ Articles / Nutrition & Supplementation / 07 February, 2019

This is a frequent topic which I get a lot of questions about. Why don’t my pre-workout supplements keep their full efficiency after a couple of uses.…

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…

22 Proven Rep Schemes

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 31 January, 2019

Here’s what you need to know… There’s no one best set/rep scheme for every goal, but there are plenty of great plans to choose from,…

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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…

Isometrics for Mass – How to get bigger by not moving a muscle

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Training / 24 January, 2019

Hold It Right There! Can you get stronger by not moving a muscle? According to the scientific literature, yes, you sure can! Isometric or “stati…