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  • Jacob Tsypkin has been involved with CrossFit since 2005 and seen its growth and transformation first hand. Learn more about this successful competitive CrossFit and weightlifting coach, his advice on the 2015 Open, the future of CrossFit and more! Listen Now Check It Out On iTunes Read Jacob’s great article PRs Under Fatigue: How It […]

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  • The 2015 CrossFit Games Open started off with a bang. Changes were expected from the get-go, and Week 1 delivered in a big way: a one-rep max clean and jerk, the first time any sort of max strength test was included in the Open.  To make the event a truly CrossFit experience, of course, the clean […]

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  • The Top 8 of February

    By Juggernaut | In Uncategorized | on March 1, 2015

    1.  Training is for Building, not Testing Do you lift to wreck people on the platform, or to be an Instagram hero? 2.  Marisa Shares Pull-up Skills on Ellen Marisa Inda of Team JTS is a celebrity!  Or, at least she got the opportunity to let people know that women can be jacked as well […]

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  • Get to Know the Juggernaut

    By Juggernaut | In Mentality | on February 25, 2015

    Get to know the man, the myth, the legend:  Chad Wesley Smith.  This video primarily covers Chad’s athletic background and the founding of JTS. For those who’d prefer to listen to it instead of watching the video, click here. Related Articles 5 Questions with Alex Viada 5 Questions with Dr. Mike Israetel Chad Wesley Smith […]

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  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common ailment in the athletic population. Incidence rates among adolescent and young adult athletes can exceed 25%, with females more likely to experience it, than their male counterparts. PFPS is typically characterized by a dull, achy pain around or behind the kneecap that begins without a known incident, and […]

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  • Renaissance Periodization is a unique combination of highly educated and highly trained coaches. Made up of PhDs across a number of training related fields who also happen to be bodybuilders, record holding powerlifters, World’s Strongest Man competitors, Jiu Jitsu World Champions and college professors, RP has been making a great impact on training and nutrition […]

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  • Renaissance Diet Auto-Templates

    By Juggernaut | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat | on February 24, 2015

    These diets (written as easy-to-use Excel files) are designed to help you either shed body fat while keeping muscle(the cutting diet) or gain muscle (the massing diet). Both cutting and massing diets come with maintenance diets and with clear, unambiguous instructions as to their modification for your needs. Each diet offers the option to structure your meal timing for […]

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  • Squat Jumps to Maximize Athletic Power

    By Eric Bach | In Sports Training, Squat | on February 23, 2015

    Key points: – Training for performance is the key to building a strong, muscular, and athletic physique – Training jumps will improve explosive hip extension which is a foundation of athletic movement – Most people never have, or lose explosiveness after competitive sports stop Being jacked and strong is nice, but expressing strength fast and […]

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  • If you are a competitive athlete, what is the purpose of training? To improve your competition result. Training is not for showing off, it is not necessarily for PRs, and it isn’t where your best performances should be happening. Training is the time to build your general and specific qualities that you will then test […]

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  • Planning Unto Failure

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Crossfit Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Training | on February 18, 2015

    “A bad plan is better than no plan.” In his book “Zero to One,” Peter Thiel puts forth this principle. While the context is different, it’s no less relevant to training than it is to building startups. The importance of planning in the short, medium, and long term cannot be overstated. However, planning well and […]

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  • The Juggernaut Classic

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on February 17, 2015

    We are excited to announce Juggernaut’s 1st weightlifting meet, The Juggernaut Classic! The Juggernaut Classic aims to create a showcase to America’s top weightlifting talent through a first class meet with great equipment (from ZKC-USA), great environment and top of the line livestream. The Juggernaut Classic though isn’t just for the elite, we will also […]

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  • In Part 1 of this series, we discussed what the concept of consolidation of stressors is and how it is applied to programming in the short term, a single training cycle.  The foundation of consolidation of stressors hinges upon the idea of moving from higher volume/lower intensity/lower specificity training to lower volume/higher intensity/higher specificity training. […]

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  • “What I gave I have, what I didn’t give is gone forever”- Dan Devine The use of velocity-based metrics and their incorporation in training has been around for some time now, dating back to Soviet researchers who were trying to understand what optimal weight was to be used for a variety of training exercises, and […]

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  • Developing Mental Toughness, Part 3

    By Juggernaut | In Sports Training | on February 12, 2015

    This is part 3 of a three-part Q&A series. 5) In regards to punishment workouts: How do you structure these to not detract too much from the real intent of your training programs? Coach Scott Salwasser of Cal Golden Bears: Try to find exercises that “suck” without going massively lactic; rolling would be one example, or cleaning […]

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  • Developing Mental Toughness, Part 1

    By Juggernaut | In Sports Training | on February 10, 2015

    We recently got the opportunity to talk training and mental toughness with three D-1 Strength and Conditioning coaches.  Questions and answers follow below.  This is invaluable information for coaches, especially those who train large groups of athletes, as group chemistry and developing mental toughness for the training required to reach the top are important factors […]

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  • Developing Mental Toughness, Part 2

    By Juggernaut | In Sports Training | on February 9, 2015

    This is part 2 of a three-part series.  If you’re just tuning in, or if you’d like a refresher, here is Part 1 3) What would a workout to build mental toughness look like? Coach Scott Salwasser of Cal Golden Bears: I don’t necessarily believe in “toughness” workouts. To me, the best sign of mental toughness […]

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  • Training is an art. It takes dedication, patience, understanding, and the desire to inspire others to be better than they already are.  From initial contact to continuous growth and skill sets, you as a trainer have the ability to change another person’s life for the better. Personal training is more than the physical; it is […]

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  • Marisa Shares Pull-Up Skills on ‘Ellen’

    By Marisa Inda | In Iron Woman, Training | on February 4, 2015

    The power of social media is pretty amazing. Who would have thought you upload a silly pull-up video on Friday and by the following week you’d be asked to perform it on The Ellen DeGeneres show?! Yeah, me either; not in a million years did I expect that call. I was really grateful for the […]

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  • Consolidation of Stressors, Part 1

    By Chad Smith | In Powerlifting, Training | on February 3, 2015

    The concept of consolidation of stressors is a topic I’ve written about on several occasions before, but as I grow as an athlete and coach, my understanding of this and other ideas becomes more nuanced and complete. Consolidation of stressors is a foundational concept to programming for athletic development in any endeavor, and while it […]

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  • “It didn’t work for me.” “I tried that high frequency squatting, man.  It didn’t work for me.” “I moved my hands wider on the bench, but my press went DOWN. I guess I’m just better off with close grip.” We’ve heard a lot of these before. Stories and admissions of lifters trying new techniques, established […]

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