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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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  • You’re Only as Strong as your Strongest Link

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting | on March 31, 2015

    Many training principles preach the tune “You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” While this is true, and focus does need to be put on bringing up weaknesses, the big picture as a strength athlete is to make the competition movement as strong as possible. I frequently see recommendations for people to work on […]

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  • 3 More All-Time Badasses

    By Chad Smith | In Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Throwing | on March 25, 2015

    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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  • Fixing the Motor Moron

    By Doug Chapman | In Crossfit Training | on March 22, 2015

    When someone has the desire and motivation to learn and improve, their possibilities are endless.  As a coach, it can be frustrating when you are working with people that desire so much in their mind, but are limited in their body.  It is natural to feel frustrated, but you don’t need to be. Every person […]

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  • As we conclude our discussion on the consolidation of stressors concept, we will look at the long term, the planning of an entire athletic career. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we examined how to manipulate the relationships of frequency, volume, intensity, and specificity in the short term (one training cycle) and […]

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  • Anyone can cut weight fast. It’s really not that hard. But rapidly cutting a lot of weight while maintaining (and even gaining) strength requires strategy. So I’m going to give you mine. In this article, you’re going to learn both the theory and practical application behind the approach I’ve developed over the past 5 years […]

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  • 7 Mistakes CrossFitters Make

    By Reena Tenorio | In Crossfit Training | on March 15, 2015

    1. Avoiding basic strength exercises or bodybuilding movements. General isolated strengthening exercises can truly complement the full­ body and compound movements performed everyday in CrossFit WODs and can fill in the strength gaps that may be present – making you a STRONGER athlete! Isolated movements allow for concentrated muscle contractions, thus helping to build muscle. […]

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  • Develop a Champion’s Mindset

    By Amir Fazeli | In Mentality | on March 12, 2015

    “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” If you look at the cross-section of every sport out there and the ones who dominate that sport, you see that there isn’t […]

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  • The Trick to Successful Self-Coaching

    By Mike Tuchscherer | In Mentality, Powerlifting | on March 9, 2015

    As strength athletes, most of us face an interesting split.  On one hand, we are athletes who participate in a sport.  It’s even right there in the name – “strength athlete.”  But the split comes when we have to take on other roles as well, the main one being the role of a coach. Many […]

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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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