The Incredibly Long and Mildly Informative Guide to Whether or Not Olympic Lifts Should Anchor Your Training Program

The Incredibly Long and Mildly Informative Guide to Whether or Not Olympic Lifts Should Anchor Your Training Program

Written by: Anthony Mychal   Do they make you run faster? Jump higher? Do they increase your athleticism? The Olympic lifts got their “street cred” after a phantom study (phantom because I’m not sure anyone knows if it really happened) during the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico. Some research dudes lined up athletes of all sports… Read more »

Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

Videos: Get Big Shoulder Press

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFCxr0PtIK0&feature=plcp]   Here is a new exercise for you to try, especially if your shoulders often bother you.  If you can’t tolerate regular overhead barbell or dumbbell pressing then give this a shot. First, the grip placement is neutral, limiting the internal rotation associated with regular presses (exercises with a pronated grip like the bench… Read more »

Training: The High/Low Approach

Training: The High/Low Approach

          The High/Low Approach to Training Athletes   In over 30 years of performance enhancement (training of athletes), I’ve had the opportunity to sit and discuss training and performance with some of the greatest minds in the field.  I’ve visited Zatsiorsky on several occasions, Judd Logan , Bondarchuk, Issurin, Yessis, Dave Tate and Jim Wendler,… Read more »

Latest Article On Elitefts.net

Latest Article On Elitefts.net

Here is my latest article for Elitefts where I discuss whether or not to have carbohydrates Post-workout. The answer might surprise you. Peri-Workout Nutrition Part 2: To Carb or Not to Carb

Videos: Banded Hip Thrusts

Videos: Banded Hip Thrusts

Here’s another great exercise for you to try. This is NFL player Scott McKillop performing banded hip thrusts.  This is an easy accommodated introduction to the hip thrust which will not create adaptive stiffness.   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPgzSZwqD4&feature=plcp]

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Videos: Mrs. X Training

Here is some video of Coach X Buddy Morris training National Figure Competitor, Monica Duncan. All Exercises are 4 sets of 10 Seated Low Row 140lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhY0Tt4FVLQ&feature=plcp] Gravitron [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnVUBr2MM_c&feature=context-cha] Straight arm pull downs 35lbs [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8y1wCWPMU&feature=plcp]

I Love Crossfit!!

I Love Crossfit!!

By: Mike Guadango Defranco’s Training Systems In my honest opinion, I think crossfit is great! I’m not on the train of all these people despising crossfit. I think it’s an awesome activity. I think more people should do it. The way I see it, crossfit is the ultimate way to help get us out of… Read more »

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Training: Coach X and Mrs. X

Mrs X ( off season masters figure training at 54 she looks 34) – below the knee clean and press ( my wife loves these cause it involves her glutes and her fav bodypart shoulders what a combination. I have found one thing. You cant win an argument with an italian women aint even worth… Read more »

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Training: A Woman’s Point of View

Diet, Fitness, and weight training needs are somewhat different for women than for men. Women have more body fat, estrogen,  and less testosterone. Women are generally leaner in their early 30’s than in their mid 20’s because estrogen levels begin dropping and estrogen is basically a protective shield of fat. In body building competitions, the… Read more »

Training: Foundations

Training: Foundations

Movement is the Foundation of Training By: James “The Thinker” Smith Portuguese Rugby Federation | Senior National Team Physical Preparation Coach The word athletic is used far too liberally in sports discussion. Most will accept that an athlete is someone who competes in a sport discipline; however, not all athletes are athletic. Coaches and appreciators… Read more »

Training: One Size Does NOT Fit All

In the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segal’s character takes surfing lessons from Paul Rudd’s character. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the movie, because it says so much, especially with regards to training. In short, Rudd keeps telling him, “you’re doing too much, do less. Don’t try to surf, don’t do it. The… Read more »