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Heavier Isn't Always Better: How the Force-Velocity Curve Impacts Your Training

As coaches, we see the same old story play out in our trainees—the guy who always puts too much weight on the sled, the woman who grabs the heaviest...

Why Upper-Body Eccentrics Are an Awesome Way to Build Muscle and Protect Against Injury

Eccentric exercise training is a great tool to develop foundational strength and tendon stiffness in athletes. Eccentric movement, in its simplest ...

Testing Your One-Rep Max? Try This Surprising, Science-Backed Trick to Move More Weight

Over the past two decades, the amount of research on post-activation potentiation (PAP) has skyrocketed. Most proven PAP protocols utilize a heavy str...

Why My High School Athletes Must Earn the Right to Max Out

There's been a recent uptick in the number of social media videos showcasing high school kids lifting with bad form. Kids are maxing out on Cleans,...

The Right Way to Test Your One-Rep Max (and How to PR More Often)

Some coaches tell you to forget about your one-rep max because the injury risk of testing it is too high. I am not one of those coaches. While I ag...