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Muscle Recruitment Series – No.4 Constant tension and the true benefits of a slower tempo

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 25 January, 2017

Tempo prescription is commonplace, especially for hypertrophy, but most people don’t understand the true value of a slow tempo. In this capsule, Chris…

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…

Muscle Recruitment Series – No.3 The role of the stretch

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 23 January, 2017

Here Chris explains the importance of the stretch, essentially that the muscle being stretched the most during an exercise is the one that will be rec…

Muscle Recruitment Series – No.2 The principle of first tension

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 20 January, 2017

Chris discusses the bridge between establishing the mind-muscle connection and transitioning to lifting heavy weights: establishing the first tension.…

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…

Muscle Recruitment Series – No.1 The importance of mind-muscle connection

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 18 January, 2017

A good coach is not a program writer, he is a problem solver. Correcting a lagging muscle group lies in establishing a good mind-muscle connection. Si…

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…

Deadlift Series – No.4 Three Exercises for a stronger finish

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 16 January, 2017

In this capsule, Chris explains three exercises for strengthening the deadlift from the knees to the lock-out position. Each exercise has its own bene…

Deadlift Series – No.3 Making the romanian deadlift more effective and goodmorning more effective

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Strength and performance / Videos / 13 January, 2017

The Romanian Deadlift is one of the most popular assistance exercices for both the deadlift and the squat. It is also very effective for strengthening…

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…

Deadlift Series – No.2 Three exercises for a stronger start

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Strength and performance / Videos / 11 January, 2017

Identifying the sticking point in the deadlift can help you select assistance exercises to improve strength in the lift. In this video, Chris provides…

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…