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Olympic Lifting Series – Working toward the clean from the floor

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Crossfit / Strength and performance / Videos / 06 February, 2017

Cleans from the floor create more opportunity for the barbell to get away from the body, which makes it more technically difficult. Chris provides a p…

Question and answer

Thibarmy Questions And Answers No.1

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Muscle gain / Strength and performance / 03 February, 2017

QUESTION: I’ve been an avid follower of all your articles and your books. I’m currently a US Marine Recruiter, in Amarillo, Tx. I’m …

ACING THE COMBINE BENCH PRESS TEST

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Articles / Strength and performance / 02 February, 2017

Before we start, let me get something off of my chest (pun intended): the 225lbs for reps bench press test is one of the dumbest physical tests being …

Accumulation Methods – Tempo Contrast

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Muscle gain / Videos / 01 February, 2017

Accumulation training is about building muscle fatigue to stimulate muscle growth. Although Chris came up with the tempo contrast method about 14 year…

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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…

Olympic Lifting Series – Working toward the hang clean

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Crossfit / Strength and performance / Videos / 30 January, 2017

Chris explains why cleans from the hang can be useful with athletes compared to lifting from the floor and goes through several drills that can be use…

Olympic Lifting Series – The catch drill and why it’s important

By Christian Thibaudeau

/ Crossfit / Strength and performance / Videos / 27 January, 2017

Two main actions in Olympic Lifts are the pulling phase and the catch. The latter separates lifters who are efficient vs those who are not. In this ca…

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…

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.…