The best squat variations you haven’t tried

As a society with information at our fingertips at any given point in the day, you can follow just about any of your favorite strength coaches and trainers on social media and get bombarded by knowledge bombs every minute, on the minute, if you please. This can be a blessing and a curse, though, as … Read more

Intra-set rest for new muscle growth

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” … Read more

What about your clients that want to gain weight?

You often hear folks talking about how difficult it is to lose weight and stay on their diet. Conversely, I’d venture to say the inverse is even harder; trying to gain lean muscle. There are some simple pitfalls we can make sure our athletes avoid, and some strategies we can encourage them use, to help … Read more

15 methods to spark new progress

The need for variety must increase as your training age does. Below is a list of methods to help overcome barriers that I’ve learned over the years from “Supertraining” and Louie as well as some additional methods that may help you break through your physical and mental barriers. Some of these tactics are common, while … Read more

Your Former Self

It’s very easy to think about how things once were; how you “used to be strong” or “used to be in shape”. Oftentimes we say things like, “when I was younger I could deadlift a house, and I had abs of steel”. If you’re in your 30s or older, you probably know what I’m talking … Read more

Perform As Well As You Look

With the movement of functional fitness, many athletes are now interested in increasing their core lifts (squat, press, and deadlift) while still improving their overall body composition. In most in cases, a byproduct of being strong is looking strong, but there are actually some things we can do ensure that were are maximizing our time … Read more