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Progressive Overload Is the Concept You Must Understand to Make Consistent Gains in the Weight Room

Progressive overload essentially means doing more work over time. This principle is based on the concept that your body eventually adapts to the de...

French Contrast Training: Your Secret Weapon For Jumping Higher

There's a lot of confusion surrounding vertical jump training. Some say to simply practice jumping more often, some say you need to perform Olympic li...

Why Athletes Shouldn't Always be Concerned With Lifting Heavy Weights

Why Weight Lifting Matters the Least for an Athlete Lee Boyce Call it clickbait. Say what you will. We all know that hitting the weight room is a smart...

The Crucial Change J.J. Watt Made to His Offseason Training (and Why it Could Make Him Scarier Than Ever in 2017)

J.J. Watt is ready to return to the NFL with a vengeance. After back surgery sidelined him for almost all of the 2016 season, Watt is back in good ...

Why Some Athletes Should Start Their Workouts With Heavy Lifts—and Some Should Not

Training is as much an art as it is a science. As a trainer it is my job to combine sound scientific programming with tried and true practical knowledge...

2 Proven Ways to Progress Through a Training Plateau

An athlete gets stronger by applying a greater training stress to the body than it has previously experience, which can be enabled by using a strength...

3 Reasons Why You Should Work Out With Bands and Chains

For building muscle, strength, and power, not all reps are created equal. Typical three and out sets, with the same weight you lifted since your gym...

3 Tips to Lift Heavier Without Injuring Yourself

Do you lift? Do you want to lift? Over the last few years, weightlifting has become popular, but unlike your average cardio routine, you're far more...

Build Total-Body Strength with These Loaded Carry Variations

When you think of ways to train your "core," what exercises do you think of? Is a loaded carry included, probably not.. Hip flexion based exercises like...

The Ultimate Workout Playlist Created by 13 Elite Strength Coaches

If your workout playlist needs an upgrade, you've come to the right place. I reached out to some of the best strength coaches in the land for their...