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  • JTS Classic: Game Day Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet | on May 7, 2013

    There are few days in the year more important than ‘Game Day’ for athletes, if any.  Every month away from season is spent preparing, training, dieting, and dreaming of what will happen next season, when all the hard work culminates in dominating performances.  Making all that pain, practice and sacrifice worth it a 100X over.  […]

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  • Team Juggernaut Q&A

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 4, 2012

    Team Juggernaut: Q&As If you have a question for a Team Juggernaut member, ask them in the comments section of their training log or on the Juggernaut Facebook Page Q: Addressing the specific needs of different Crossfit Competitors is tough. How do you accomplish this? A: Ryan Brown, Darkside Strength Crossfit- I think that the […]

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  • By Greg Robins If you want to be a good raw back squatter then you need to embrace the nuances of that lift. It isn’t the same as geared squatting, box squatting, front squatting, or any other kind of squat you might choose to utilize. 1. Stop box squatting I don’t like the box squat […]

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  • Thoughts on Bondarchuk

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on August 30, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith The other day I read a great article by G. Martin Bingisser, a national champion hammer thrower from Switzerland, regarding the training concepts of Dr. Anatoli Bondarchuk. For those of you not familiar with Bondarchuk, he is the 1972 Olympic Gold medalist in the hammer throw and served for 16 years […]

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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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  • 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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  • Gear vs. Raw Training: Interview with Brandon Lilly

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 7, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith   Brandon Lilly has trained with some of the top powerlifters in the country, spending time both at the legendary Westside Barbell and Lexen Extreme alongside the one and only Chuck Vogelpohl. With geared PRs of 1005 in the squat, 820 in the bench and 755 in the deadlift, Brandon has […]

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  • Juggernaut Athlete of the Month-May

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 5, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Doing an athlete of the month award is something that I’ve been meaning to do for several months now and just haven’t taken the time to do so. Lately, our athlete’s performances have been so overwhelming that they must be recognized for the world to know. At Juggernaut we are all […]

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  • Simple Guide to Mass Building and Ebook

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on May 17, 2012

    An Expert In Mass Gain At Juggernaut, I have the great opportunity to work with athletes from junior high through the pros and one of the most common goals shared by my younger athletes is, I need to gain weight. I consider myself to be an expert mass gainer, at the age of 14, a […]

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  • Why Your Hard Work Is Making You Fatter

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on May 7, 2012

    Consistency is king, right? Everyone knows that some things work better than others, but no matter what, if you workout more, and eat healthy foods then you will lose fat, get more ‘ripped’, and increase your strength. What if I told you that all your hard work, dedication, time, and effort are being wasted because […]

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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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  • 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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