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  • The Importance of the Off-Season

    By Chad Smith | In Powerlifting | on May 28, 2015

    In powerlifting, there is so much attention paid to the meet preparation process. Often, the potential value of an off-season is lost on many. Now of course, the off-season is still directed at ultimately improving your strength for a meet, so you could consider it “meet prep,” but I think the objective of this time […]

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  • The Internet has been great for lifting from the standpoint of ability to access and share information, but it has also led to overanalyzing the minutiae of training and overvaluing the unimportant. Bar Position “Is that high bar or low bar?” is a very common question that I receive on my squat training videos and […]

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  • No one goes 6 for 6 or 9 for 9 in every meet.  A missed lift, especially on a first or second attempt, is a potential turning point for you in the meet.  Do you have the mental strength to bounce back, crush the lift, and still put together a good total?  Or is that […]

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  • If you’ve been following Ryan Brown and I at Darkside Strength, you know that we like to use the “ground up” approach – building safe and proficient movement patterns through the use of developmental positions.  These positions are in reference to the methods in which baby humans learn to explore movement. Yes, infants are basically […]

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  • In the age of YouTube, Instagram, and the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of Internet fitness, it is easy to forget about many of the trailblazing athletes who helped push the envelope and inspire the lifters of today. As a fan of all things strength, I think it is important to celebrate the history of these sports and […]

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  • With the click of a mouse, athletes have an arsenal of speed training videos drills and techniques to improve their athleticism at their fingertips.  As great as this is for the modern athlete, it is also loaded with potential tripwires that can plateau an athlete’s speed development as fast as they can build it. In […]

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  • When to Eat Delicious Food and When to Avoid It

    By Michael Israetel | In Build Muscle, Lose Fat | on May 14, 2015

    Knowledge is power. No matter how seemingly overused this statement is, it still retains its validity. Knowing more makes nearly every realm of practice more effective. Knowing more about recovery can let you heal faster. Knowing more about strength training can make you stronger. But more knowledge doesn’t only make you more effective, it can […]

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  • The following drills are just a few accessory movements to add into your usual training program to improve your snatch and clean & jerk. Each drill has a description of what is can be used to correct or augment, its emphasis, basic instruction, and a short YouTube clip of several Juggernaut weightlifters demonstrating the movements. […]

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  • The Hip Impingement Solution

    By Dan MacLean | In Mobility | on May 8, 2015

    INTRODUCTION As we strive to be more active, healthy and mobile, the hips are put under a large amount of stress.  With the increase in functional training, more emphasis is being placed on squatting, lunging, deadlifting and Olympic lifting. Functional exercises are essential in any training program, but for these exercises to be performed correctly, […]

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  • The Sport Psychology of Goal-Setting

    By Michael Israetel | In Sports Training | on May 6, 2015

    You’ve gotta set goals and achieve them to become the best athlete you can be. Duh, everyone knows that. And you know what? It’s completely true. Goal-setting is an absolutely indispensable part of the sport training process. Goals can keep you both grounded and focused at the same time, which is one hell of a […]

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  • Sheiko interview

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on May 3, 2015

    Boris Sheiko is perhaps the greatest powerlifting coach of all time.  We’re delighted to share this interview with him. If you’d like to learn firsthand from the best, don’t forget to snag your spot for the Russian Strength Seminar with Coach Sheiko and Mikhail Koklyaev. What is the importance of GPP in the Russian way […]

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  • As I sit and write this article, we are 31 days out from the first weekend of Regionals. For the majority of CrossFit athletes, the off-season is now in full swing. For many athletes, the off-season represents a time to get back to the barbell and build strength. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Strength […]

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  • Goal-setting is the first step in creating your success. Everyone, even kids, dream of what it would be like to be at the top of his/her profession: the top athlete, the top coach, the top doctor, the top actor, the top entrepreneur, etc.  The difference between the people at the top and the people that are […]

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  • 5 Habits Of Effective Coaches

    By Greg Robins | In Sports Training | on April 29, 2015

    Unfortunately, I have found that many professionals in the sports performance industry separate themselves far too distantly from the last word in most of their titles: COACH. While JTS has become a forum largely filled with information on strength sports and the close approximations, I do not consider myself a lifter or an athlete. I […]

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  • Being a coach for either strength or functional fitness athletes can be both extremely rewarding and incredibly frustrating. In sports like weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit, the physical preparation the coach puts the athlete through can only help so much and when it’s time to compete; much of an athlete’s success depends on his or her […]

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  • Chad Wesley Smith Meet Recap

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on April 22, 2015

    This past Sunday, Chad Wesley Smith competed at the USPA San Diego Open, in his first meet in only knee sleeves. Chad posted a 1010kg/2226# total via 385kg/848# squat, 257.5kg/567# bench press and 367.5kg/810# deadlift in the SHW class. This total is one of the 10 highest totals of all-time without knee wraps regardless of […]

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  • The Best of Dr. Quinn Henoch

    By Juggernaut | In Mobility, Rehabilitation | on April 16, 2015

    Happy Birthday to Dr. Quinn Henoch! Quinn’s contribution to the Juggernaut community have been immense and his insights into breathing and bracing have helped countless people improve their performance and get out of pain, including playing an integral role in helping Chad Wesley Smith rehab from 2 herniated discs and return to squatting 950+ pounds […]

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  • Delineating Levels in CrossFit Athletes

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Crossfit Training | on April 5, 2015

    In his article “The Pyramid Of Strength”, Juggernaut-In-Chief Chad Smith discusses the importance of understanding a strength athlete’s level of qualification in determining the most effective training methods for continued improvement. This concept is equally important in any athletic endeavor. But in some, those levels can be hard to define. The subject of this piece […]

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  • The Hybrid Athlete, Alex Viada’s highly-anticipated debut book about combining strength and endurance training for all-around elite performance, is finally here. Still on the fence?  Here’s a basic overview of Alex’s training methods that have helped pro powerlifters and strongmen run 5ks while improving their total or placing in shows, Special Forces candidates survive selection, […]

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  • The Hybrid Athlete

    By Juggernaut | In Crossfit Training, Endurance, Powerlifting, Training | on April 1, 2015

    The presale price of $32 is the cheapest you’ll ever be able to get this invaluable resource. In addition to the deep discount, you will also be able to attend a FREE webinar with the author on Thursday, April 8th at 5:00pm PST.  Learning firsthand from Alex usually costs hundreds of dollars.  This opportunity will […]

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