Chad Smith Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Chad Wesley Smith Wins Strongman Nationals

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 8, 2012

    Well here it is, the big show, what this whole strongman thing is about (for now)…North American Strongman Championships! The plans for the trip got a little screwed up by Super Storm Sandy forcing my Wednesday flight from LA to Charlotte (I was going LA to Charlotte, Charlotte to Memphis, there aren’t any more direct […]

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  • JTS Classic: Keep It Simple Stupid

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 29, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Part 1-Maximal Effort Work I often get questions through email, Facebook or through JTSstrength.com that are something to the effect of, “Can I substitute closegrip reverse band presses with chains for military press?,” or “Do you think Close stance low foam box safety squat bar squats are a good accessory movement […]

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  • Chad’s 765 x2 Squat and Video Q&A

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 22, 2012

    Read Chad’s Training Log Here Start of a new training week… Used my Compex today on the Warmup and Potentiation setting.   1-Box Jumps-4×3 at 38″ 2-Squat Bar xLots 135×10 225×5 315×3 405×2 495×1, add belt 585×1 675×1, loose wraps 765×2 Warmups didn’t feel great, but the 765×2 was easy. Probably good for 4-5 reps […]

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  • The Juggernaut Method and Strongman

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on September 20, 2012

    The Juggernaut Method is a great training option for Strongman competitors. Strongman places a great emphasis on maximal strength, explosive strength, strength endurance and athleticism, all traits which the TJM will help you fully develop. Programming for Strongman is a very challenging task for many reasons such as; different athletes need to emphasize different aspects […]

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  • Chad’s 765 x2 Deadlift and Video Q&A

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 14, 2012

    Glad to be done deloading. I think 50% of the value in a deload, besides allowing your body to recover, is to just make you so bored that all you wanna do is SFW. Used the poteniation protocol of my Compex device on my quads and hams before training today. I think I should have […]

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  • Juggernaut Supplement Series: Muscle Growth Formula

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on August 16, 2012

    “Muscle Growth Formula is top of the line and greatly aided in helping me build lean muscle. I started training, weighing around 235 and ended up weighing 246 at the NFL combine just 6 weeks later.”-Miles Burris, Linebacker, Oakland Raiders The Juggernaut Muscle Growth formula combines fast acting proteins, high caloric density/quick digesting carbohydrates, creatine […]

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  • In Season Football Training

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on August 14, 2012

    Juggernaut’s Alex Parsons snapping in last night’s pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys By Chad Wesley Smith In Season training for football players is an often mismanaged situation by football and strength coaches alike. All to often, the case is that a football player/team will spend the whole offseason getting bigger, stronger and faster, only […]

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  • Juggernaut Performance Training Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 16, 2012

    Think of  improving your performance as a pie chart, comprised of 40% Training, 40% Nutrition and 20% Recovery. Juggernaut strives to provide you with the highest quality products and training science to help you reach your goals. The Juggernaut ‘Performance Training Manual’ provides you with Juggernaut’s most comprehensive articles to allow you to increase the […]

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  • Off Season Training and Goals

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 10, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith With my 3rd place finish at the Europa Platinum Plus Strongman show in Connecticut a few weeks ago, I failed to earn my pro card and am forced to change my training plans a bit for the rest of the year. It was very clear the things that held me back […]

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  • Strongman Training and Why It’s NOT for Athletes

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 5, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith In the past few weeks as Olympic Trials have been conducted, I have seen a lot of attention being given to the Strongman training done by one of the US’s top swimmers. Check it out below… The Video Has Been Removed for legal reasons but here is a summary. A World […]

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  • Europa Platinum Plus Strongman Show

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 2, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith   This past weekend I traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to compete in my 3rd ever strongman contest, the Europa Platinum Plus, where the winner would earn their American Strongman pro card. I felt good about my training cycle and knew that with a solid performance I would be in contention for […]

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  • Conditioning Around Injuries

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 19, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Here at Juggernaut I have the awesome opportunity to work with some of the nation’s best high school football talent, many of which play for some of the state and country’s top teams. Recently I began working with one of the Class of 2013’s top offensive line prospects, unfortunately he is […]

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  • Juggernaut NFL Draft Wrap Up

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 7, 2012

    Last weekend marked a historic weekend for Juggernaut Training Systems, as 7 of our athletes were taken in the NFL Draft and an 8th was signed to a free agent contract. Here is a full recap of the JTS athletes and where they went… Shea McClellin, DE/OLB, Boise St. was taken 19th overall by the […]

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  • Opening Your Own Gym: The Juggernaut Training Systems Story

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    Ever since September 2009, when I opened Juggernaut Training Systems, I’ve been asked the same question about 200 times – in person, through e-mail, on the Q&A, over the phone, etc. “Chad, how did you (a 23-year-old, straight-out-of-college with a very limited training resume, essentially no client base…but a decent ability to throw a heavy ball […]

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  • Preparing for Battle

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    Excelling in combat sports requires a unique blend of strength, power, flexibility all coupled with phenomenal conditioning. For the past several months, you may have been following the entries entitled “Brazilian Ginger” in my training logs at Juggernaut Training Systems. All of this training has had one thing in mind, dominating the 2010 World Jiu […]

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  • So You Wanna Kick Your Own Ass?

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    On a weekly basis, I’ll have a client ask me something to the effect of “Why do I pay you for this?” They’re asking me this question because they just got their ass kicked, definitely gasping for air, probably seeing spots, maybe puking in the alley, they wonder why they keep coming back for more. […]

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  • Water Polo Training: Underwater Combat

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    [dropcap4]W[/dropcap4]ater Polo requires a unique set of physical tools to succeed and an athlete must go through unique preparation to ready their body for grueling games. Water Polo combines swimming, throwing and grappling, in an extremely unstable environment. Great players must have strength, power, endurance and toughness to succeed. Located in Orange County, California, Juggernaut […]

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  • General Physical Preparedness for the Female Athlete

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    Female athletes are bombarded with misinformation about their training, nutrition and bodies, by their coaches, parents, and the media. High school and college female athletes are the largest demographic that we train here at Juggernaut. I know, kinda surprising with our name right? These girls come to us with an array of weak points and […]

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  • Intensity: Put In Work

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    [info_box]Disclaimer: This article isn’t addressed at anyone in particular, as there are plenty of people who have earned the right to do all the screaming they want during their training (Matt Kroc comes to mind). But there are also plenty of people who think that yelling like Kroc will make them strong like him; they […]

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  • Football Tune-Up Training

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    I had a group of high school football guys who were coming to me from February through May. They made great progress; they got stronger, faster, more explosive, their running mechanics improved, their special conditioning improved and they became all-around better athletes. Then, they had to be at organized team workouts and practices for two […]

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