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Harnessing the Power of PAP

By Josh Bryant and Joe Giandonato Ben Johnson squatted 600 pounds 10 minutes prior to running a 9.79-second 100-meter dash world-record in 1988! Was Johnson’s coach, Charlie Francis, outhouse rat crazy or drunker than Cooter Brown? Jeremy Hoornstra did a maximal isometric contraction on the bench press eight minutes prior to setting the all-time world…

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The Jailhouse Strong 8 x 8 Off-Season Powerlifting Program – Special, early-release price! $2.99!

5 DAYS ONLY!!  Are you tired of entering meet after meet with minuscule increases in your total as you perpetually burn out?  Stop burning the candle at both ends! A properly planned powerlifting off-season separates the champs from the chumps. The Jailhouse Strong 8 x 8 Off-Season Powerlifting Program will give you the tools to…

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Prilepin’s Chart- Five Reasons I Don’t Use It

By: Josh Bryant EJ “Doc” Kreis leading Colorado onto the field In 2004,  I drove 100 miles each way for an unpaid internship with the legendary strength and conditioning coach, Doc Kreis.  Doc was old-school; he knew one way– heavy weights and extreme conditioning.  The internship was at UCLA on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Mondays, I would…

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Two Paradigm Shifts- Motel to Mansion Mindset II

By: Josh Bryant Kaz, Peter Edgette, Josh Bryant and Luke Bryant  The motel mindset loves safe spaces and trophies for everyone while the mansion mindset grabs the bull by the balls and makes rocky mountain oysters. We aren’t going to drive  down an avenue of theory today, just straight down the street of experience.  You will be…

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Deload to Reload

By: Josh Bryant Rob Hall and Steve Johnson both have benefited from reloads. The hardest hits in football are on the first day of practice in pads  and alumni games! Why? Because the players are fresh, both physically and neurologically, it leads to enthusiasm, which results in collisions that border on felonious assaults!  Going all-out all…

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Venice Beach, California

by: Paul Leonard I would assume that anyone who reads this site has seen the documentary Pumping Iron, which details that training of top bodybuilders at Golds Gym in Venice Beach in the mid 1970s, which today is referred to nostalgically as the Golden Age. This documentary was mandatory viewing for those of us who…

Motel to Mansion Mindset—4 Mindset Strategies for Success

Motel to Mansion Mindset—4 Mindset Strategies for Success

by: Josh Bryant Fred Hatfield, the master of mindset. The most worn-out cliché in sport is that 90 percent of performance is mental. The reality is over 90 percent of coaches and athletes spend 100 percent of their time working on sport fundamentals and physical aspects.    Neglecting the mental aspect can be the difference, in…

Art Labare, a Powerlifting legend you need to know

Art Labare, a Powerlifting legend you need to know

by: Paul Leonard In life you will meet many people, some you like, a few you love, those you hate- especially as you get older, and the rest are all just passing through, pedestrian in their importance to your life. Us strength athletes are unique in that we have other individuals in our lives who…

#GASSTATIONREADY Hill Sprints

#GASSTATIONREADY Hill Sprints

Josh Bryant hill sprinting. “Hill sprints bring out something that you can’t really get in the weight room, something that you really can’t get on the track. All the guys that I know that worked out on a hill, they were a cut above the other competition around the league and they had long careers.”…

Dumbbell Pullovers, a foundational movement for mass

Dumbbell Pullovers, a foundational movement for mass

by: Paul Leonard Pullover! Now who wants to hear that when they are driving? Not me, but that one time when my wife called it out during our honeymoon in Maui so we could hop in a deserted waterfall that was alright with me. In today’s modern strength training athlete’s toolbox it appears the traditional…