10
Apr

Simplifying The Law of Accommodation

  In part 1 of this series, we discussed the first principle that helps direct our program design- progressive overload.  To quickly review, we have 4 primary principles that help us organize and make decisions with regards to applying training stress to our bodies: Progressive overload (covered in part 1) Accommodation/Variety and the Law of...
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24
May

3 Week Bench Press Specialization Program

Every now and then, for one reason or another, training progress can stall, or you may encounter an injury that sidelines other training goals you had been chasing.  This can be incredibly frustrating, borderline depressing and down-right infuriating for someone who identifies with or holds high level strength and power as an important part of...
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23
May

Are You Setting Realistic Goals?

First off, I fully get it that everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  Some would almost kill to look a certain way or be able to do a particular feat or task.  So, with this in mind, I’ll kick off this article with one simple, truthful statement… Most...
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21
May

Strength Athlete Quick Reference Guide

GENERAL POINTERS AND NOTES TO CONSIDER FOR LONG TERM STRENGTH AND POWER SPORT SUCCESS This is a point by point copy of the exact document I use when I am doing in person strength sport seminars as well as the main and valuable pointers that we give to our clients every day at all levels....
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17
May

9 Pointers To Improve Your Running Performance

WORDS: 2400              TIME TO READ: 5-10 minutes     I have been very fortunate to be able to work with a wide array of athletes and individuals.  Among these groups however lies one very unique population- those who love and are drawn to the mileage related activities or competitions. ...
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14
May

5 Considerations For Effective Training Programs

Before I sat down to write this article, I calculated that I write approximately 120+ individualized programs each month- and I would say that I have written well into the thousands of total training programs so far in my career! Over my 13 years of coaching, I have accumulated a training program database that me...
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07
May

4 Top Exercises for Improving Shoulder Stability

4 Top Exercises for Improving Shoulder Stability Today we are going to shine some light on a few of my personal favourite exercises to include in a strength & conditioning program to build shoulder strength and stability.  These are not my top absolute strength and power exercises, since those consist highly of the barbell lifts...
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07
May

4-Day Sample Powerlifting Template (Beginner-Intermediate)

4-Day Sample Powerlifting Template (Beginner-Intermediate) Today’s blog is intended to shed some light on the programming side of how we coach our beginner and intermediate powerlifters.  This program has a primary focus on building the squat, bench and deadlift, however it is organized in a manner where any lift can be replaced with a lift...
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25
Apr

7 Things You Need To Know About Working With a Coach or Trainer

7 Things You Need To Know About Working With a Coach or Trainer Today’s article is a fun one for me to write, since I get to lay out the important things that a client should understand and consider when they hire or decide to work with a coach, trainer, or team of individuals who...
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