conditioning Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • CrossFit is an endurance sport. I know you don’t want it to be. Hell, I don’t want it to be. Strength is cool. Cardio is…well, exercise. But you’re the one who wants to exercise competitively, so let’s talk about cardio. Competing at the Regionals level and beyond in CrossFit requires that an athlete be well […]

  • Conditioning for Strength Athletes

    By Chad Smith | In Endurance | on September 26, 2013

    One of the questions I receive most frequently on Facebook, is something to the effect of  ‘what kind of conditioning should I do to avoid losing my gainz?” Well I’m here to address my 2 favorite ways for strength athletes (powerlifters, strongmen, weightlifters, highland games throwers) to ‘condition’ and improve both their performance and physique. […]

  • Conditioning Versus Training

    By paul nobles | In Crossfit Training | on August 26, 2013

      Unless you follow my blog,, you probably don’t know who I am.  Since Chad asked me to write an article for JTS, I am going to ask you guys to assume that I have some idea of what I’m talking about which saves us a long introduction that frankly isn’t all that interesting.  […]

  • Conditioning for Wrestlers

    By Zach Even-Esh | In Endurance, Sports Training | on August 23, 2013

    Create better conditioned wrestlers with these tips from Zach Even-Esh and Chad Wesley Smith… Zach is the founder of The Underground Strength Gym and the creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification. Since opening his gym, Zach has trained hundreds of athletes ranging from the youth level to the Olympic level. In addition to operating his […]

  • Conditioning: How To Do It Right

    By Molly Galbraith | In Endurance, Recovery | on April 12, 2013

    In part 1 of this article, I gave a very brief introduction to energy systems, and discussed why I believe it’s important for powerlifters, strongman competitors, football players, and other strength/power athletes to incorporate aerobic work into their training program. As I also discussed in Part 1, when people hear the word “aerobic” they immediately […]

  • 3 Reflections on the 2013 CrossFit Open

    By Ryan Brown | In Crossfit Training | on April 10, 2013

    First off, I want to make the disclaimer that my “reflections on the CrossFit Open” are as a coach and not as an athlete. I didn’t even do the workouts. I didn’t train for it and know damn good and well that I couldn’t have competed with the people that I would have expected myself […]

  • Conditioning: You’re Doing It Wrong

    By Molly Galbraith | In Endurance | on April 9, 2013

    “Oh no she dih-int!” Oh yes…yes I did.  I went there.  And I just called your ass out. Energy systems training, or “conditioning” as many people call it, is a subject that seems to be more misunderstood than a 15 year old emo kid with Southern Baptist parents. In the 80’s and 90’s, step aerobics […]

  • Programming for Crossfit

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Crossfit Training | on April 1, 2013

    With the growth of CrossFit, both as a fitness program and a competitive endeavour, programming has become a commonly argued topic all over the internets.  Commentary ranges from the insightful and intelligent to the ridiculous and disparaging.  It comes from people doing CrossFit in their garages, gym owners, gym members, and, more often than it […]

  • Training Football Players: Part 1

    By Chris DiSanto | In Football, Speed Training, Sports Training | on March 29, 2013

    As a strength coach in the NFL, I have worked in several philosophically different weight rooms.  Most of my time has been spent in the realm of what most would consider “traditional” ground based lifting programs (i.e. Olympic lifts, back squats, bench & incline presses).  I have also been involved in H.I.T. (High Intensity Training) […]

  • Russian KB Swing and Crossfit KB Swing

    By kris freeman | In Crossfit Training | on March 27, 2013

    I’ve been using kettlebells since 2004 when I discovered Dragondoor and Pavel, the “Evil Russian”.  I learned one way to swing a Kettlebell, how it was taught by Pavel on the Russian Kettlebell Challenge VHS tape. That was before young Freeman discovered Crossfit, and well before the American Swing was the Crossfit standard. Since then […]

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Off-Season

    By Matt Vincent | In Sports Training | on December 24, 2012

    From being involved in various strength sports for this long one of the big mistakes I see is that guys never take time to have a real off season.  You also see guys who have no idea what the off season is for.  We all did it growing up with different sports.  There should be […]

  • Conditioning for Football

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on August 2, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Conditioning tests are a standard practice at NFL, College and High School football training camps and are for the most part poorly designed. Many of you may remember the media fiasco that Albert Haynesworth’s difficulty to pass the Washington Redskins training camp created and while I certainly won’t argue that Haynesworth […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Athletes and Olympic Lifting

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    The power clean and other Olympic lifts are a staple in strength and conditioning programs for many sports from high school to the pros. Many Westside (Darkside, conjugate, whatever you want to call it) influenced coaches despise it. I’m not one of those. The Olympic lifts are good exercises. They help build explosive power, but you […]

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