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ENHANCE YOUR TRAINING FOR LESS THAN 10

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Rehab, mobility & injury prevention / Strength and performance / 28 March, 2017

I’m first and foremost what I would call a means and methods guy: what I love about training is playing with new means (speciality bars, bands, chains…

Accumulation Methods – Slow Eccentric Tempo

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 27 March, 2017

It’s not enough to perform eccentrics slowly, they mist be done slowly while maximally contracting the target muscle.  This is how you emphasize the e…

Question and answer

Thibarmy Question & Answer number 8

By Christian Thibaudeau

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

Here our Question and Answer number 8 session, enjoy! QUESTION I have a question concerning weaknesses. I have a relatively weak upper back, abs and g…

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BOOST A LIFT FAST WITH STRENGTH LAYERS

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 23 March, 2017

“ Lift fast with strength layers” refer to a training strategy that I first developed five years ago and have kept fine tuning since then. From a gene…

Accumulation Methods – Partial Rep in the set

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 22 March, 2017

Creating fatigue is easy, but fatigue in itself is not the objective, it is the tool to recruit maximum muscle fibers.  The goal is to accomplish this…

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The four seasons of lifting – Part 2

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 21 March, 2017

Among the four seasons of lifting, the first two seasons (autumn and winter) are meant to increase muscle mass and strength as much as possible. Of co…

Accumulation Methods – Isometrics as Post-fatigue

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 20 March, 2017

Using the isometric hold at the end of the regular set is helpful because you can still hold a weight that you can no longer move.  This is also helpf…

Question and answer

Thibarmy Question & Answer Number 7

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 17 March, 2017

This is our 7th Question and Answer, enjoy! QUESTION My deadlift is 180 kg and I want to reach 200 before the end of the year without gaining body wei…

SPECIAL EXERCISES SERIES – No.12 BUILDING A MUSCULAR BACK WITH THE SPREAD APART LAT PULLDOWN

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 16 March, 2017

The spread-apart lat pulldown is one of my go-to exercises to improve rear deltoids, rhomdoids and lats development, as well as the mind-muscle connec…

Accumulation Methods – Isometrics as Pre-fatigue

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 15 March, 2017

One of the greatest challenges when it comes to building muscles is improving mind-muscle connection.  Remember that contracting a muscle is a motor s…

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The four seasons of lifting Part 1

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 14 March, 2017

I recently gave a seminar at my old stomping ground and got to see one of my old friends with whom I used to coach. Now, this man could be anywhere be…

Accumulation Methods – Mechanical Drop Set

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 13 March, 2017

Mechanical drop sets are a type of drop set using an easier variation of a movement as opposed to dropping the weight and using the same movement.  Th…