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  • PR Smashing Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Squat | on January 24, 2013

    The most overlooked and misunderstood aspect of max effort lifting is nutrition. What you eat and when you eat it can impact your ability to express your strength more than any other variable. Subtle changes in your diet will allow you to pull, press, and push more than ever, and I’m gonna explain them. Many […]

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  • Get to Know Matt Vincent

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 7, 2012

    Read Matt’s Training Log Here Name: Matt Vincent Age: 29 Height/Weight :  6’/280 Hometown: Sulphur LA Current City: Baton Rouge LA Years Training: 15 Years Competing: 3 full years Highland Games PRs in relevant lifts/events: Highland events-Braemar 22#: 45’ Open Stone 16#: 60’5” 56# weight for distance:  48’2” 28# weight for distance: 94’2” (North American […]

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  • By Brandon Lilly  I am not writing out a diet guideline that I follow just yet because as this article will disclose, I know that 98% of the people who read what I do for diet would read it and never put it to use. So I’m gonna cover this first. If I told you […]

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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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  • How I Would Westside

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on June 15, 2012

    The methods used by a certain powerlifting gym in Columbus, Ohio are undoubtedly among the most popular in powerlifting and strength & conditioning today. This gym has produced some of the strongest geared powerlifters in history through the use of heavy good mornings, box squatting, training with bands and chains and partial range bench press […]

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  • Strong and Beautiful. Interview with Yessica Martinez

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 11, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith At only 21 years old, Yessica Martinez, is quickly becoming a well known powerlifter. With PRs of 305 in the squat, 180 bench and 320 deadlift, this 132 pound weight class lifter combines impressive strength and a head turning physique. Martinez got into powerlifting after a successful career as a basketball […]

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  •  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 […]

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  • Eating for Size, Strength and Performance

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 3, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith There is plenty of nutrition information on the internet for people looking to get ripped or cut weight, but what about the strength athlete looking to compete at the highest levels. In the quest for ultimate strength, the athlete must consume high volumes of high quality macronutrients.  Facing New Giants As […]

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  • Sin City Strongman Challenge III

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 1, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith On April 21st, I competed in the Sin City Strongman Challenge III, hosted by Nick and Callie Best. I headed out to Vegas on Friday morning and got to spend a nice relaxing day of lounging by the pool with my girl. The competition was Saturday afternoon and it was HOT, […]

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  • Bands and Boards for Chest Health and Strength

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on April 27, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Through years of heavy bench pressing and throwing the shot I often struggled with the health of my pec minors and biceps tendons. During my training for the 2011 SPF Powerstation Pro/Am, this area became particularly problematic and painful. On what would have been a PR double of 500×2 in the […]

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  • Every spring for the past 3 years, Juggernaut has been honored to play host to a contingent of athletes from Great Britain, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400m, Christine Ohuruogu. It is a pleasure to watch Christine, who also has a 2007 World Championship (in 400m) and 2012 Indoor World Championship (4x400m relay) […]

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  • Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Christine Ohuruogu

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 24, 2012

    Every spring for the past 3 years, Juggernaut has been honored to play host to a contingent of athletes from Great Britain, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400m, Christine Ohuruogu. It is a pleasure to watch Christine, who also has a 2007 World Championship (in 400m) and 2012 Indoor World Championship (4x400m relay) […]

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  • Medicine Ball Throws for Explosive Power Development

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 18, 2012

    Chad and Juggernaut athlete Blake Rodgers (U of Washington bound linebacker) demonstrate some of Juggernaut’s favorite variations to build explosive strength throughout the entire body. Medicine ball throws are a great tool to develop explosive power because of uninhibited triple extension, multi directional/planar movement, high velocities achieved and ease of learning the movement. Medicine ball throws can also be […]

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  • Get Chad’s RAW squat training guide FREE!

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 16, 2012

    Juggernaut Owner Chad Wesley Smith joined extremely elite company when he squatted 905 pounds raw. Smith’s squat broke the American Record in the 308s weight class and ranked him in the top 10 all time, regardless of bodyweight. In The Raw Squat Training Guide, Chad gives you a wealth of information to improve your performance […]

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  • Herschel Walker and Bodyweight Beast Building

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on April 16, 2012

    A few nights ago, I watched a special on ESPN about Herschel Walker. If you are my age or younger, you probably haven’t had much exposure to Herschel Walker. If that is the case, you are missing out, not only is the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner one of the all-time great College Football players, he […]

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  • The $100 Diet 2.0

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on April 13, 2012

    With the amount of response and questions we have on a weekly basis for The $100 Diet, I decided to go back, do some tweaking and republish a follow up article with more information in the areas that matter. More menu items, more meal plans, more science to take your performance to the next level. […]

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  • Interview with Blaine Sumner

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 13, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE POUNDS That is how much Blaine Sumner squatted in a belt and knee sleeves on April 1st, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia and that is no April Fools Joke. Sumner broke the IPF Raw World Record with this effort, which came only 1 month after powering up […]

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