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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 …

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…

A Word on Glute “Activation”

By Mai-Linh Dovan

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / 15 December, 2016

Article by Mai-Linh Dovan, M.Sc., Functional (P)Rehabilitation Specialist @Thibarmy *** For a while now there has been a lot of talk about gluteal “in…

THE NAME OF THE GAME IS “PROGRESS”

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…

BENCH PRESS BAND-AID – UTILIZING BANDS TO IMPROVE BENCH PRESSING TECHNIQUE

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…

SOMETHING SWEET

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. …

SEVEN BEST WAYS TO GET LEANER WITH NO EFFORT – By Christian Thibaudeau

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Fat loss / Nutrition & Supplementation / 16 November, 2016

When growing crops, you can have the best fertilizers and ideal weather conditions but if the soil is rotten you will get very little production.  The…

Optimal Strenght Training for the Natural Athlete

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 16 November, 2016

In two previous articles I detailed training plans that I feel are optimal for a natural trainee trying to maximize muscle growth. These plans are sim…

WHAT ARE THE OLYMPIC LIFTS AND CAN THEY BE USED TO GAIN MUSCLE?

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 16 November, 2016

For most gym rats, the term “jerk” used to refer to the douchebags hogging the squat rack to do curls while taking selfies, “clean” is what you were a…

ELITE STRENGTH COACH CHRISTIAN THIBADEAU ON TRAINING FREQUENCY, HIGH PROTEIN FALLACIES, AND OPTIMAL CROSSFIT TRAINING

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Podcasts / 18 March, 2016

  What is a good starting point for beginners and intermediates in terms of prescribing sprints in their training program What, in my experience,…