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  • FREE Juggernaut Weightlifting Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the explosion of CrossFit, the sport of weightlifting is experiencing a surge of popularity never-before-seen in America. That’s awesome. Unfortunately, along with its surge in popularity has come a surge of people trying to opine and cash in, bringing a tidal wave of information that is 1) impossible to sift through and 2) […]

  • Preparing for Weightlifting Competition

    By Donovan Ford | In Olympic Weightlifting | on February 4, 2014

    In 2013 at the American Open Championships, over 400 weight lifters competed from all over the United States.   With so many new competitors in the sport, I want share a few helpful tips for training and competition preparation.  The following is the best advice I have gleaned from other athletes and coaches throughout my career, […]

  • October’s Top 8

    By Juggernaut | In Mobility, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Sports Training | on November 4, 2013

    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 October! 1. 10 Things You […]

  • Jumpin and Shruggin

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on October 24, 2013

    So this week is an unload for me. Good ol’ coach Bo backed off seriously this week which will probably mean the next few weeks leading up to the American are going to be the real deal. So, Since training this week is going to be really boring to read and write about, I’m going […]

  • 3 Common Mistakes in the Jerk

    By Colin Burns | In Crossfit Training, Olympic Weightlifting | on October 14, 2013

    Pan-Am Games Qualifier and Team Juggernaut athlete Colin Burns shows you how to improve your jerk by eliminating these 3 common mistakes. Colin shows you how to fix these 3 mistakes in this video… 1-Floating forward in the dip before the lift 2-Failing to get your head through to finish the lift 3-Not getting your […]

  • Donny Shankle and Jon North are two of the most successful and celebrated, Olympic weightlifters, the US has produced in the last decade. Donny is a 5x US National Champion and World Championships competitor, while Jon North has won Nationals and the Arnold on multiple occasions. Not only are these two men, some of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • A Guide to Your 1st Weightlifting Meet-Part 2

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting | on August 20, 2013

    In Part I, we discussed the pre-meet preparations. Here we’ll talk about the meet itself.   On Arrival   Now that the planning is out of the way, let’s talk about what to do once you arrive at the venue. The first thing you should do is get your bearings. Before you worry about getting […]

  • For a long time, I thought of programming as a highly logical process, almost mathematical. If I could just dial in the volume and the intensity exactly right, get the perfect ratio of snatches to pullups to running – if I could look inside the black box, so to speak – I could design the […]

  • Get to Know Mattie Rogers

    By Juggernaut | In Crossfit Training, Diet, Lose Fat, Olympic Weightlifting | on February 1, 2013

    Name: Mattie Rogers Age: 17 Height/Weight: 5’7″, 133 pounds Hometown: Apopka, Florida Current City: Apopka, Florida Years Training: gymnastics: 12 years (stopped at age 13), Crossfit: 5 months, oly lifting: 5 months, cheerleading: 4.5 years Years Competing: gymnastics: uh… I’d say 9 years? Crossfit: only done 1 competition (last month), Oly lifting: 4 months, cheerleading: […]

  • Training for the Unexpected

    By JoEllyn McAtee | In Crossfit Training | on January 30, 2013

    You can’t hide in the sport of fitness. You can’t be afraid of the unknown in competition. You can’t be successful if you get mentally defeated in this sport of CrossFit… instead you must swallow your pride, embrace defeat and attack your weaknesses. The majority of athletes choose a sport or skill based on what […]

  • Team Juggernaut Roundtable, Part 1-Mobility

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 27, 2012

    Team Juggernaut’s Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly, Brad Little and Ryan Brown, along with Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Laird and Corey Hayes sit down to discuss various training issues after training together at Derby City Crossfit in Louisville, KY. Check out part 1 of this 5 part series, as we discuss mobility and staying healthy through […]

  • Get to Know Nathan Wilson

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 19, 2012

    Get to know new Team Juggernaut member, Nathan Wilson of Derby City Crossfit in Louisville, KY… Name: Nathan Wilson        Age: 23 Height/Weight: 6’1/ 215 Hometown: Louisville, KY Current City: Louisville Years Training: 1.5 Years competing in Crossfit: just recently really started taking my training for crossfit seriously, so about 6 months. PRs […]

  • Get to know JoEllyn McAtee

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 14, 2012

    Get to know new Team Juggernaut member, Crossfit athlete/coach, JoEllyn McAtee Name:JoEllyn McAtee   Age: 26 Height/Weight: 5’7” /145 Hometown: Louisville, KY Current City: Louisville, KY Years Training: 3 yrs of CrossFit training Years Competing: 4 years as NCAA Division I Track athlete. Training for Life/CrossFit 3 yrs. PRs in relevant lifts/events: Finished 6th in […]

  • 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 […]


    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 29, 2012

    In assembling Team Juggernaut, my goal is to bring you the best information possible from a diverse group of athletes. Everyone does things in training that are unique to them and advice from one person might not work for you, but someone else’s approach may be perfect for your needs. Team Juggernaut is a collection […]

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