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  • Putting Evidence to Work for Your Program

    By James Hoffman | In Sports Training | on September 22, 2014

    Evidence Based Practice If you have ever studied exercise science, read a personal training manual, or have been involved in coaching or strength and conditioning in any way, you have probably heard of the concept of “evidence based practice.” Unfortunately, in recent years this concept has been butchered and misrepresented in order to promote intellectual […]

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  • A Decade on Westside

    By Brandon Lilly | In Powerlifting | on September 18, 2014

    I’ve felt like I’ve needed to write this article for a long time. One thing is for certain:  the Westside Method has been under fire since it’s inception.  But during the last few years, with the pendulum swinging back toward raw powerlifting, it seems like the heat has intensified. This heat hasn’t abated because the […]

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  • All great strength athletes have four vitally important things in common: 1. Maximal Strength 2. Explosive Strength 3. Special Strength 4. Work Capacity Learn about it from Chad Smith here:   If you want to watch the whole lecture, as well as many more hours of exclusive video content, click here to join Strong360, the […]

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  • Training the Squat For Weightlifting

    By travis mash | In Olympic Weightlifting, Squat | on September 16, 2014

    As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first seven parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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  • Percentage-Based Programs Revisited

    By Jesse Irizarry | In Sports Training | on September 15, 2014

    You either love them or hate them. Some coaches and lifters believe using percentage based programs is the only way to plan training while others rave about the restriction they create. True, some systems of training not based on percentages have been shown to be very effective, but the argument that any use of percentages […]

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  • Clean Eating vs. IIFYM for Advanced Athletes

    By Nick Shaw | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat | on September 14, 2014

    It seems that you can’t look anywhere on the internet without being bombarded with fitness individuals showing off their ice cream, cookies and other fun foods while touting how they are getting leaner with “fitting their macros!” On the other hand, you have fitness individuals showing their countless boring meals of lean chicken breast, brown […]

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  • Effortless Mobility

    By Ryan Brown | In Mobility | on September 12, 2014

    The article originally appeared in Volume 4 of Strong360 monthly.  If you like what you read, and you want more of this content, and to get your hands on it as soon as it’s published, click here or follow the link at the end of the article.   “Remember that gravity is a force that […]

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  • 5 Questions with Coach Sean Waxman

    By Sean Waxman | In Olympic Weightlifting | on September 11, 2014

    1. In your opinion why is the triple extension more effective for weightlifters than the catapult technique? This may be a longer answer than I prefer, but I’d like this to be the last time I write about this topic so I’ve tried to cover the primary area of disagreement. As I understand it, the […]

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  • Strong360 Podcast-Darkside Strength

    By Juggernaut | In Mobility, STRONG360 | on September 11, 2014

    Ryan Brown and Dr. Quinn Henoch of Darkside Strength join Brandon and Chad to discuss movement (mobility/stability) training and how you can get more out of your pre-training routine than just aimlessly foam rolling and mashing. Listen Now Get It On iTunes Ryan and Dr. Quinn will also be presenting and coaching at Become Unstoppable […]

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  • Choosing the Right Belt for Powerlifting

    By Martijn Koevoets | In Deadlift, Powerlifting, Squat | on September 10, 2014

    One of the few items you really need as a serious strength athlete is a good weightlifting belt. There are various weightlifting belts for sale, but regardless of brand there are a few things to look for when buying a belt: 1) Equal width all around 2) Should be as thick as possible/comfortable. 3) Single […]

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  • Powerlifting for Physique Sports: Part 1

    By Brian Minor | In Build Muscle | on September 9, 2014

    If you have paid any attention, you have likely noticed over the past ~4-5 years that there has been a dramatically increasing trend for physique-focused athletes taking a more progressive strength-based approach to their off-season programming. Before I go any further, for the purposes of this article “physique-focused athlete” refers to any athlete that requires […]

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  • How to Build A Big Meet Squat

    By Brandon Lilly | In Squat | on September 8, 2014

    As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first seven parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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  • The Best Damn Squat Mobility Article. Period.

    By Dr. Quinn Henoch | In Mobility, Squat | on September 4, 2014

    As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first seven parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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  • Strong360 Podcast-Ireland

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, STRONG360 | on September 4, 2014

    Brandon and Chad check in from Dublin, Ireland where they are on the first leg of their European Clinic Tour. They are joined by Irish strength coach Kieran Hegarty. The guys talk about the growing strength culture in Ireland, their experiences in Dublin and answer some listener’s questions. Check it out! Download It Now Get […]

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  • 1.  Obviously the best way to get your squat up is to squat more – but these are the best of the rest; these are the exercises that’ll help push your squat to the next level. The Best Accessory Lifts for a Bigger Squat 2.  Bodybuilders have different goals from powerlifters, so they need to […]

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  • How To Train The Squat For CrossFit

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Crossfit Training, Squat | on August 29, 2014

    As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first six parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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  • Strong360 Podcast-Sean Waxman

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting, STRONG360 | on August 28, 2014

    With over 25 years of experience in Weightlifting as an athlete and coach, Sean Waxman brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Chad and Brandon talk with Sean about training the squat for weightlifting and the recent growth of USA Weightlifting. Listen Now Get It On iTunes Register for BUS3 to hear Sean present […]

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  • Inside the Mind of a Weightlifter

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting, STRONG360 | on August 27, 2014

    This is an article that originally appeared in Volume 5 of Strong360 Monthly.  These articles are usually longer and more thorough than what you’d typically get on an online lifting site – they’re for serious athletes, not your average Joe or Jane.  If you’d like to see more top-notch content like this, click the subscribe […]

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  • The Best Accessory Lifts For A Bigger Squat

    By Chad Smith | In Powerlifting, Squat | on August 25, 2014

    As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first five parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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  • As the Juggernaut Squatapalooza rolls on, check out the first four parts of this series if you’re just tuning in: Part 1:  Setting up for a Huge Squat Part 2:  Dont Get Stapled – How to Make it Through Your Sticking Point Part 3:  10 Steps to Great Squatting Technique Part 4:  Squatting Specifics – […]

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