Strength Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Sometimes subtlety is overrated. I’m going to come right out and tell you why I’m writing  this article. There won’t be a twist at the end or “Aha!” moment. I’m just going to beat you over the head with it, because to be quite honest, after staring at the computer I find myself bereft of […]

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  • 5 tips to take your deadlift to the next level

    By Dean Somerset | In Deadlift | on July 15, 2014

    The deadlift is probably one of the most revered lifts in training. It’s one of the top movements for maximal amount of weight moved, is a common staple exercise for bodybuilding, strongman competitors, Olympic athletes of any sport, and even useful in rehabilitating low back injuries. Because of the propensity for ego to exceed logic, […]

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  • Get Strong First: Your Goals Depend On It

    By Jen Keck | In Training | on March 25, 2014

    Get Strong First: Your Goals Depend On It   “Seriously, this is like your fourth class. How are you doing that?”  the girl on the pole next to me asked incredulously. I had just hopped into a handspring in Pole Sport at J&M Expressions, and was completely inverted, holding on with both hands while the […]

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  • Zach Even-Esh on Strength Training for Wrestlers

    By Zach Even-Esh | In Sports Training | on August 9, 2013

    Zach Even-Esh is known for producing tough champion wrestlers. Wrestlers are some of the toughest, strongest and best conditioned athletes in the World. Check out this video where Zach discusses strength training for wrestlers with Chad Wesley Smith… Zach is the founder of The Underground Strength Gym and the creator of The Underground Strength Coach […]

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  • Lilly and Carter on Lifting and Life-Part 2

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, Training | on June 21, 2013

    What would you do if you could go back and start over? If you could go back in time to the first day you stepped in the gym and tell your young, naive, maybe stupid, version of yourself, what would you say? Brandon Lilly and Paul Carter are two of the most knowledgable and outspoken […]

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  • When I first began powerlifting, I had little or no training experience, period. I knew nothing about the sport itself except for what my friends in the gym had taught me. Later, once I got further into training and completed my first competition I began to ask myself, “Why didn’t I start powerlifting sooner?”. The […]

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  • 365 Strong

    By Brandon Lilly | In Powerlifting | on May 20, 2013

    I believe that as “athletes” we have bought into the idea that we have to peak for everything. I believe we all have a base I call “365 Strength”. This is a set of numbers that no matter what you could accomplish any day of the year, hungry, tired, overtrained, etc. These numbers are what […]

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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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  • Strength in the Hole

    By Brandon Lilly | In Squat | on April 5, 2013

    Being focused on my raw training for the last year or better I have faced numerous challenges since taking off the gear. One of those major issues was lack of stopping power, and reversal power coming out of the hole on my squats. How can that be? You have squatted over 1000 lbs.? The gear […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Building Strength Out of the Hole

    By Chad Smith | In Squat | on March 5, 2013

    The hole will make or break you as a raw squatter. It is impossible to be a great squatter if you aren’t strong out of the hole. Being explosive in this portion of the lift will help carry you through any sticking points you may have. A combination of great strength in the legs, hips, […]

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  • 10 Truths from a Strongwoman

    By Tracy Stankavage | In Strongman | on February 21, 2013

      You get stronger than you ever knew you could.  Last June was the first time I  legitimately started lifting heavy.  When I started training everyone asked me how I was doing.  Answer seems obvious, you get stronger when you train for strongwoman, otherwise you’re probably doing something wrong. Most people don’t know your sport […]

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  • Recently, I have been mulling around the idea of opening up my gym during the non class times for an open gym membership. It would run pretty much the same as any other gym… People come in, do whatever it is that they want to do and they leave. The negative to a situation like […]

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  • How I Built My Best Squat Ever-Safety Squat Bar Squats

    By Greg Panora | In Squat | on January 25, 2013

    I’m going to let u guys in on a little secret. I’m not that strong. I’m not a genetic freak or a phenom. Louie Simmons constantly made fun of my “uniceps” and “reverse cankles”. I’m too tall, too thin and my form is pretty bad. So how did I break the world record multiple times? […]

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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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  • Squat Development for Weightlifting

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting, Squat | on January 23, 2013

    Since the press was eliminated from competition in 1972, weightlifting has become a completely lower body dominant sport.  Yet – not surprisingly – there is much debate over the best methods by which to develop leg strength for weightlifters. Sometimes – very surprisingly – there is even debate over the need for weightlifters to have […]

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  • What a Strong Woman Wants

    By Juggernaut | In Build Muscle | on January 18, 2013

    We all know that looks aren’t everything; intelligence, humor, and quick wit are traits that many women admire in guys. Just like you men give lavish praise for a perfectly plump derriere, It’s only natural, of course, that we ladies have our favorite physical attributes on a man. The women below spend a significant amount […]

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  • Get to Know Pete Rubish

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 7, 2013

    Name: Pete Rubish Age: 21 Height/Weight: 6’0” 235 lbs. Hometown: Cambridge, WI Current City: Madison, WI Years Training: 7 years Years Competing: 3 years Competition PRs: 661 lb. Squat (no knee wraps), 352 lb. bench press, 777 lb. deadlift Where You Train: My basement, Capital Fitness, University Weight Room, Pro Gym Day Job: Student What […]

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  • Get to Know Corey Hayes

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 2, 2013

    Name: Corey Hayes Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5’10 / 235lbs Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY Current City: Richmond, KY Years Training: 7 Years Competing: 6 PRs: My current raw competition PR’s are Squat: 725 Bench: 425 Deadlift: 680 Total: 1825 @220 The deadlift was done about 7 months after herniating my L5 and S1, Im proud of the […]

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  • My Strength Journey

    By Brad Little | In Powerlifting | on December 18, 2012

    I have always enjoyed knowing how a great strength athlete began. I would love nothing more than to sit down with guys like Bill Kazmaier, Ed Coan, or Kirk Karwoski and find out exactly what got them started in strength sports. Since I find this so fascinating I though I would share with everyone why […]

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