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  • Colin Burns: USAW National Champion

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 25, 2014

    Colin Burns put on a tremendous performance last weekend in Salt Lake City in winning the most competitive weightclass in the country, the 94kg Men’s weightclass. Colin set a 12kg meet PR in the snatch and briefly held the American Record in snatching 167kg and followed it up with a great Clean & Jerk of […]

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  • Chad Wesley Smith and Brandon Lilly check in from USAW Nationals and SPF Nationals respectively, and sit down with 2014 National Champion in the 94kg class, Colin Burns and renown and well traveled weightlifter/powerlifter/coach Max Aita, to discuss the growth of Weightlifting in the US, powerlifting vs weightlifting culture/training and much more! Listen Now! Get […]

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  • PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN   “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson In today’s world of the need for immediate gratification and short attention spans, the planning phase of the work for a strength athlete is often overlooked. Failure to have a plan is planning to […]

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  • Blaine Sumner: USAPL Raw National Champion

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on July 23, 2014

    This past weekend Blaine Sumner put on an epic performance at USAPL Raw Nationals in Aurora, CO going 9/9 including a 400kg/882# squat, to total 2150 raw w/ sleeves. This performance earned Blaine the prestigious of National Champion, as well as winning Lifter of the Meet (by Wilkes Formula) over an extremely competitive field. Let’s […]

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  • The Science of Compliance

    By Mike Mastell | In Diet, Lose Fat | on July 22, 2014

    Of late I have noticed an increased concentration on nutrition in the strength sports community. A lot of guys aren’t buying into the “mass moves mass” ideology anymore, and we’re seeing some real freaks in the lighter classes. Guys are moving some serious weights only to stand at the top of the podium with a […]

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  • 10 Steps to Great Deadlifting Technique

    By Chad Smith | In Deadlift | on July 18, 2014

    The deadlift in some ways is the simplest exercise: just pick the bar up off the floor!  But in other ways, it the most complex, as it is the most taxing to the CNS and the technique varies the greatest from athlete to athlete based upon individual leverages. Here are some key technical points for […]

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  • The Principle of the Matter

    By Greg Nuckols | In Mentality | on July 16, 2014

    The most pointless arguments in the strength world – and the most common – tend to relate to very specific issues. Should you squat high bar or low bar? Should you wear a belt or not? Where should your elbows be pointing when you catch a jerk or snatch? And I won’t even wade into […]

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  • Strong360 Podcast-Episode 1

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, STRONG360 | on July 16, 2014

    Check out Juggernaut’s newest venture, the Strong360 Podcast with Brandon Lilly and Chad Wesley Smith. The Strong360 Podcast is going to be a free weekly podcast hosted by two of the World’s strongest powerlifters and will be rotating a featuring cast of guests giving you an insightful, informative and entertaining look at the world of […]

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  • 5 tips to take your deadlift to the next level

    By Dean Somerset | In Deadlift | on July 15, 2014

    The deadlift is probably one of the most revered lifts in training. It’s one of the top movements for maximal amount of weight moved, is a common staple exercise for bodybuilding, strongman competitors, Olympic athletes of any sport, and even useful in rehabilitating low back injuries. Because of the propensity for ego to exceed logic, […]

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  • Q: When should I wear a belt? A: Belts and other supportive equipment can have a valuable role in your training, but training without it can also be valuable tool to build the body. Training without a belt will help you ‘build your own belt’ of strength and muscle through the midsection but you can’t […]

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  • What You Need To Know About Metabolic Adaptation

    By Eric Trexler | In Diet | on July 11, 2014

    As we all know, body composition is a critical factor in many sports. Whether you’re going for a bodybuilding pro card, dropping fat to improve your speed, or dropping a weight class to seek out that record-setting squat, effective weight loss strategies will be key to your success. A few months ago, I published a […]

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  • I can officially say that Nationals is right around the corner. I compete in 10 days, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am looking forward to competing, but not allowing the thought of Nationals consume me. About 4 weeks ago I began working with a […]

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  • FREE Juggernaut Weightlifting Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the explosion of CrossFit, the sport of weightlifting is experiencing a surge of popularity never-before-seen in America. That’s awesome. Unfortunately, along with its surge in popularity has come a surge of people trying to opine and cash in, bringing a tidal wave of information that is 1) impossible to sift through and 2) […]

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  • Injuries: the true plague and absolute worst nightmare of an athlete.  Nonetheless they happen more regularly than we all would like.  I’ve been an athlete my entire life and I must say, from childhood to high school to college to playing professionally overseas, 29 years, I’ve been very blessed and lucky with no injuries until […]

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  • Top Articles of the Month – June

    By Greg Nuckols | In Uncategorized | on July 9, 2014

    1.  Juggercube Chad shares the program he used for a PR squat and total after years of injury and frustration 2.  5 Tips for helping CrossFitters get strong Greg Panora shares some of his insights from training CrossFit athletes with high powerlifting background. 3. Minimizing injury from running:  Considerations for Larger Athletes Alex Viada of […]

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  •        When you compose a training cycle it’s important to base it around one major goal and then push forward by setting smaller targets that help you ultimately reach that goal. The realization here is that depending on whatever your goal is, it’s going to take some time to achieve it and that’s where these smaller […]

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  • Top 3 Ways You’re Ruining your Warm-up

    By Ryan Brown | In Mobility | on July 8, 2014

    CrossFitters tend to love the sentiment of the ever-popular T-Shirt proclaiming “Your workout is our warm up!”  This thought process still prevails in many CrossFit gyms across the world. Warm ups aren’t sexy, but they can be the most important part of the workout, ESPECIALLY for the novice. 1. Of course, we want to literally […]

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  • Strong360 Monthly-Volume 4

    By Juggernaut | In STRONG360 | on July 8, 2014

    Strong360 Monthly has arrived and is bringing you exclusive, unparalleled knowledge to help you improve as an athlete, coach and trainer. We are very excited to release our new edition of STRONG360 — Over 50 pages of exclusive articles, programming, discounts and more! Here’s what we’ve included in the first edition: STRONG360 VOL 4 FEATURES […]

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  • So much of the information we are fed in strength sports deals with surface-level stuff: sets and reps and this routine and that pair of wraps. However, we very seldom discuss the psychology of a lifter. What separates a good lifter from a mediocre lifter? Is it that he did 4 sets instead of 3? […]

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  • Blaine Sumner – The Gorilla’s Jungle

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting, Squat | on July 5, 2014

    On June 22nd I competed at the USAPL Men’s National Championships in Philadelphia, PA. Going into this meet I had huge goals with full confidence I’d achieve them. I had a nearly impeccable 16 week training cycle leading up to the meet and was nearly 100% healthy with the exception of tweaking my L5-S1 disc […]

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