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  • Strong360 Podcast-Episode 1

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, STRONG360 | on July 16, 2014

    Check out Juggernaut’s newest venture, the Strong360 Podcast with Brandon Lilly and Chad Wesley Smith. The Strong360 Podcast is going to be a free weekly podcast hosted by two of the World’s strongest powerlifters and will be rotating a featuring cast of guests giving you an insightful, informative and entertaining look at the world of […]

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  • Top 8 of May

    By Juggernaut | In Build Muscle, Crossfit Training, Diet, Mobility, Powerlifting, Squat, Training | on June 5, 2014

    1. CrossFit: A Sport of Specifity by Chad Wesley Smith Should competitive exercisers for time compartmentalize all their training and essentially become specialists across a number of disciplines? 2. The Scapula and Thoracic Spine: A Classic Love Story To Improve Your Overhead Position by Dr. Quinn Henoch Dr. Quinn breaks down some helpful points and […]

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  • Sam Ryder, a UK based Strength/Nutrition Coach, submitted this to us after attending a recent Juggernaut Powerlifting Clinic with Chad Wesley Smith and Brandon Lilly at The Underground Strength Gym in Manasquan, NJ… Before starting I would like to express my gratitude to Chad & Brandon for their time, which was most humbly priced, and […]

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  • Grateful for Everything, Entitled to Nothing

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on October 15, 2013

    “Grateful for Everything, Entitled to Nothing”. This phrase was introduced to me at my first track team meeting in college by Jack Clark. For those of you who are unaware, Jack Clark is all that is man, he is like John Wayne x Ron Swanson and was a standout football and rugby player at Cal. […]

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  • The Derby City Seminar

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 25, 2013

    The Derby City Seminar brings you over 5 hours of information from some of Juggernaut’s most popular authors. This seminar was $300 to attend in person, not including travel/lodging/food/etc, so this is a tremendous value. This product includes 3 seminar presentations and a roundtable Q&A/discussion. Get It Here! Brandon Lilly kicks things off with Reclaiming Real […]

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  • At Juggernaut we strive to bring you the highest quality content from athletes and coaches who are currently in the trenches, training hard and dominating at the highest levels. In case you missed some articles this month, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorites from the month of August! 1. Which Diet is […]

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  • It is important to understand what elite athletes, like those on TeamJTS, currently do in their training, isn’t what they’ve always done. As you evolve from beginner, to intermediate, to advanced, your training must evolve as well. This series is designed to give you a glimpse into the evolution of TeamJTS athlete’s training… The internet […]

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  • The Best of Chad Wesley Smith

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 5, 2013

    Happy birthday to the Juggernaut himself, Chad Wesley Smith. In celebration of Chad’s birthday, his ebook, The Juggernaut Method 2.0 is $10 off all weekend when you use the code JUGGERNAUTMETHOD in the JTSstrength.com Store. Check out some of Chad’s most popular articles and videos today… Football Combine Training Chad’s PR Total of 2171 pounds […]

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  • Train With A Juggernaut!

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 4, 2013

    Hey Everybody, We are very excited to announce this unique opportunity to you all! “Train With A Juggernaut” will give you the opportunity to train alongside and be coached by Team Juggernaut athletes, and support a cause that we strongly believe in; The Wounded Warrior Project. “Train With A Juggernaut” will be a series of […]

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  • The Greatest Squat Article Ever!

    By Juggernaut | In Squat | on January 25, 2013

    The squat is the king of lifts and Team Juggernaut is home to the kings of squatting. The authors of this article have raw squatted 905@308, 881@SHW (no wraps), 881@275, 826@SHW, 760@220 (no wraps) and 715@220 and are among the best, if not THE BEST, squatter in the World in their weight classes in the […]

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  • Training with Bands and Chains

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 24, 2012

    By Team Juggernaut Bands and Chains are among the most trendy tools in the modern training toolbox. They are also in my opinion, among the most misunderstood and misused. I could cite numerous YouTube videos that show coaches (including MAJOR D-1 coaches) having their athlete bench or squat with chains, where the chains are setup […]

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  • Team Juggernaut Q&A

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 23, 2012

    Make sure you LIKE Juggernaut on Facebook and keep your eyes peeled for our weekly live Q&As where you can get your training questions answered by some of the strongest athletes and smartest coaches in the World!! Q: How can I build up my back strength for loading heavy atlas stones? A: Kalle Beck- All […]

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  • JTS Classic: Maximal Strength Programming for Crossfit

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 12, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith A few weeks ago I attended a Crossfit Powerlifting Seminar at Crossfit 714 in Orange, CA as a guest presenter, where I helped out my friends Mark Bell of Supertraining Gym and Jesse Burdick of Reactive Gym. Both Mark and Jesse are accomplished powerlifters in single and multi ply gear. I really enjoyed my time helping […]

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  • 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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  • Facebook Q&A Recap

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 31, 2012

    Each week on the Juggernaut Training Systems Facebook page, Chad Wesley Smith and other members of Team Juggernaut will answer your questions during a live Q&A. Like Juggernaut’s page and keep your eyes peeled for the weekly live Q&A, so you don’t miss an opportunity to get your questions answered by some of the strongest […]

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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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  • The Best Advice You Have Ever Received

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 22, 2012

    Check out the best training advice ever received by Team Juggernaut and Juggernaut’s fans and readers on Facebook and Twitter Mick Manley-“It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.”-Rick Hussey Mark Anderson-Eat Brad Little-Don’t over think things and always poop before heavy pulls. Ed Stedman-Be consistent Alan Kissick-Don’t listen to training advice Julian Muron-Stop […]

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  • Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 24, 2012

    Don’t we all wish that we could go back in time and do some things differently? Take note of these lessons in training, business and life that Team Juggernaut members wish they could teach to a 5 year younger version of themselves…   Chad Wesley Smith, Read His Training Log Here I have gained such […]

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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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  • A Week of Fine Dining with Chad Wesley Smith

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 8, 2012

    Nutrition is a critical component of any athlete’s diet, whether your goals are performance, physique or both, you must properly fuel your body. In late June, I competed in Connecticut at the Europa Strongman show and weighed in at 337 (though I think I was closer to 332 without my shoes on, stuff in my […]

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