Garage gyms have become quite popular over the last two years. In fact, out of nearly 700 videos on our YouTube channel, one of our most popular is the tour of my first garage gym. Needless to say, the need to have the freedom to train when you want, how you want, paired with the
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The Zercher squat and it’s variations are one of the less popular variations mainly due to its face value – the barbell sitting in the crook of the elbows definitely won’t gain you many “likes” on social media. Actually you’ll probably be more likely to have people comment that the lift is dangerous when in
The topic of whether or not it is prudent to perform strength and conditioning in the same session is often debated. I will preface this article by saying the optimal scenario would be for athletes to separate sessions that each have one specific focus. For many, though this may not be possible – so the
Using intra-set rest or “clusters” is hardly a new concept. In fact, Olympic lifters use clusters regularly, some without even knowing it. Put simply, we are using small bouts of rest (10-20s) in between reps to provide recovery and avoid movement deterioration which would normally occur during a straight-set with appreciable loading. In “Supertraining” Cluster
For years many coaches in CrossFit circles assert that conditioning should take precedence over strength work; some of the biggest names in the biz follow promote this mantra. This is clear in anyone’s programming that follows a traditional CrossFit model or CrossFit.com where “strength” days are seldom. And don’t expect to see single-joint hypertrophy work that
I still don’t understand why coaches that program for CrossFit boxes subscribe to a linear model of programming. And I’m not sure how linear based cycles and CrossFit became connected because the two could NOT be any more unfit to be married. In group programming, we have many limitations, many of which can not be