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Grit

Written by: Jenn Rotsinger So, you want to become a powerlifter. Not just any powerlifter, but an elite, best-of-the-best kind of powerlifter. Well, my friend, you better have grit or it isn’t going to happen. You can have the best genetics, nutrition, program, and drugs, but if you don’t have grit, you won’t make it.…

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Maybe the Execution Was There, and the Plan Just Sucked

Written by: Jonny Pietrunti I was toying around the idea of “execution” the other day. Specifically, I was playing with the concept as it relates to constant improvement via a plan, measurement and reassessment. This fits into the last “Phase” of a system I’m building, and you are already doing this if you have at…

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Picture Contest: Worst Competition Shots

Long after the struggle of the training cycle, the burning pain in the lungs and the thrill of finally crossing the finish line (or deadlifting that car), competition pictures stay with us as reminders of our triumph over adversity. Some, we share with friends, while others – where we scowled instead of smiled, or were…

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Fat and Fit?

Written by: Kelly Bruno, MD Can an individual be overweight or “obese” and still be considered healthy? I’m not usually one to take a hard stance on a topic, especially when it might be an unpopular position, but there are occasions when it’s worth it. This is one of those times. This is a topic…

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Refining Your Auto-Regulation: From Big To Small

Written By: Peter Baker In the last piece, I talked about how to train for specific events should you find yourself competing in contests that require multiple events. If you recall, when something wasn’t right for you to do, you’d use your body’s biofeedback to assess your training protocol. However, what happens if all your…

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Gluten Intolerance Is Not Real – Or Is It?

Written By: Jakub Kalus Gluten has become a hot topic in last few years. The phenomenon of gluten intolerance is increasingly more common. More and more people are following a gluten-free diet, and claiming that this step helps them feel less bloated, dizzy, and constipated. In tandem, we’ve seen a rise in the number of…

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Strength Training For Ironman Athletes

Written By: Andrew Read If you ever want to start an argument with an endurance athlete, simply mention strength training. Just as many in the strength world are heavily opposed to endurance work, there are just as many angry haters in the endurance world when it comes to strength training. But then even the fans…

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Strong Has Always Been Sexy

Skinny is Sexy Strong is the New Skinny Strong Has Always Been Sexy Written By: Lisa Bowden In recent years, I have seen mainstream media and advertising portraying muscular women. Active, healthy, competitive, kick-ass women. In commercials, print, and marketing, women with real muscle can be seen displaying all their hard work and it’s a beautiful…

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Six Week Brick Workout Progression

Written By: Jon Fecik Brick workouts are a tool in your workout arsenal to help you become a better duathlete or triathlete. At a basic level, a brick is a workout where you ride your bike and follow it up with a run. It gets its name from duathlete Matt Brick who coined the term,…

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