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Fitness Fatigue Model

What’s the difference between Virginia and West “By God “Virginia? In Virginia, Moosehead is a beer. In West Virginia, it’s a misdemeanor! Similarly, did you know the exact same amount of total volume in training can have a completely different training effect on the same lifter—that brings us to the fatigue model.   What exactly is…

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Olympic Lifts for Tactical Athletes

by: Josh Bryant The Olympic lifts are a proven method of developing and increasing power production! Olympic weightlifting coaches rightfully shout from their soap boxes that the Olympic lifts are highly technical and require years for proficiency, let alone mastery. Ironically, these same coaches promote the Olympic lifts as the holy sacrament of strength and conditioning programs…

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Powers of the Mind

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Periodization -7 Grandaddy Laws

When the ivory tower studies periodization, they allude to each type like mutually exclusive dating and usually end up getting married to their favorite.   Those in the trenches with the highest amounts of success use each type of periodization for the right situation and context. Nearly all successful training plans weave together elements from each…

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Powerbuilding 1-10-1

by: Josh Bryant Want to look jacked, have the strength to back it up all while improving your work capacity and overall conditioning? Bodybuilders, off-season powerlifters, and old heads who want to throw around some pig iron while getting in and out of the gym in less than an hour will thrive with my Powerbuilding…

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Bench Press Leg Drive—Hype or Holy Grail?

by: Josh Bryant If leg drive isn’t the Holy Grail of bench press, it’s sitting right next to it. Here are the three most important things to know about using leg drive to increase your bench press: Leg drive is whispered about in strength circles like it’s some secret cure-all potion only the elite should…

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Strongman Training for the Tactical Athlete

By: Josh Bryant In tennis, if you screw up, it’s 15-love; as a tactical athlete it’s six feet deep! The greatest tactical athletes have the speed, conditioning and agility of somebody 50 pounds lighter, with the strength of someone 50 pounds heavier. The term “tactical athlete” is becoming increasingly popular in strength and conditioning circles.  Tactical…

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Destroying Gains: Common Strength-Training Mistakes

By: Josh Bryant Legend has it, 3,000 years ago, Greek Wrestling Champion, Milo of Crotona, lifted a baby calf every day from the time it was born to the time it became a fully mature bull.   600 years before Milo, Samson wrestled down a stone temple and, in the process, slayed 3,000 Philistines, his sworn enemies.…

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Deadlift Reps–Touch N’Go

by: Josh Bryant Hey Josh, thanks for explaining the importance for beginner and intermediate powerlifters dead stopping deadlifts.  I see a lot of champion bodybuilders and powerlifters touch and go deadlifts, what gives? Timing is everything! Like King Solomon said thousands of years ago, there is a time and place for everything under the sun, whether …

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Incorporating Deadstop Deadlift Reps

by: Josh Bryant “Hey Josh, I have just started powerlifting and am new to deadlifting.  I did 315 pounds for eight reps using the “bounce” style off the floor.  An older powerlifter at the gym told me to stop each rep and now I can only do three reps.  Which style should I use in…