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  • The crossover between weightlifting and CrossFit is talked about quite a bit, but the discussion usually focuses on one direction of that switch.  So many CrossFitters have made the switch over to full-time weightlifting so it’s easy to forget about those who have made the switch the other direction.  That is, with the exception of […]

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  • I Make Mistakes So You Don’t Have To, Part 2

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Crossfit Training | on July 3, 2015

    Welcome back to “I Make Mistakes So You Don’t Have To, The 2015 Edition.” In Part II, we’re discussing gymnastics and energy systems development. If you haven’t read Part I yet, you can find it here. Gymnastics 1) More Development of Strict Variations In past years, my programming has included plenty of work on developing […]

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  • In Part 2, we examined the role of training volume as a means of long-term progressive overload. As discussed previously, more and more physique sport athletes are competing in powerlifting in their time away from the stage. In Part 3, we will discuss some ways to appropriately manage this concept for the dual athlete within […]

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  • How to Remain Focused During a Long Off-Season

    By Ewa Januszkiewicz | In Powerlifting | on June 18, 2015

    You just had a competition. You smashed weight, you feel confident, you want to continue training hard, and you’re seemingly ready to jump into another meet. However, you understand the following: your nervous system is shot, your muscles are tired, your body is desperate for recovery, and quite honestly, you could use a burger or […]

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  • Rapid Meet Preparation

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting | on June 17, 2015

    The timing of this article comes at the perfect point. The topic of interest is how to rapidly prep for a meet, discuss what the body goes through, and what it truly means to peak. Less than 3 weeks ago (at time of writing), I competed at the USAPL Equipped National Championships in San Antonio, […]

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  • 5 Things Louie Simmons Taught Me

    By Brandon Lilly | In Uncategorized | on June 16, 2015

    There is an old saying that I use often: “When I was 16, my father was the dumbest man I knew; by 25, he was the smartest man I’d ever met.” That pretty much sums up the relationship I have with Louie Simmons. He was the man who inspired me to become a powerlifter, the […]

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  • This is the third edition of “I Make Mistakes So You Don’t Have To.” Each year after Regionals, I take a look back at the previous season of competitive CrossFit and the mistakes I made. Then, in the hopes that I don’t forget them, and that you may learn from them, I write them down. […]

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  • Overcoming Injury

    By Brandon Lilly | In Mentality, Recovery, Rehabilitation | on June 8, 2015

    I’ve watched my injury video hundreds of times at this point, and every single time, I find my mind trying to undo the events that happened January 26, 2014. I remember everything so clearly about that morning: my breakfast, the drive to the Expo, thinking that “even though my body was tired I’d give it my […]

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  • Scientific Principles of Strength Training

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, Training | on June 2, 2015

    In Scientific Principles of Strength Training we have created one of the most comprehensive resources ever available on the topic of building strength. Checking in at nearly 400 pages, Scientific Principles is co-authored by Dr. Mike Israetel (author of The Renaissance Diet), Dr. James Hoffmann (Exercise Science Professor at Temple University) and Chad Wesley Smith […]

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  • All the great training in the world can be squandered on competition day if you don’t have the mental fortitude to execute on the competition platform. One of the things I pride myself on is being able to exceed my training results in competition. While a big part of this is properly designed training and […]

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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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