Strength Articles

Strength Articles

Musings on active recovery

In keeping with my own posting of random snippets of conversation, this is a blog post, of sorts, musing on what defines active recovery, and whether or not a “lower intensity” metcon session involving lighter weight or lower rep explosive movements (muscle ups, snatches, etc.) could EVER be considered active

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Random musings on quads, squatting, and running

This is the first in an installment of random answers to questions that any member of our team has addressed.  They may be useful, totally useless, funny, dull, timely, or so specific as to be completely worthless to anybody other than the asker, but hopefully at least they’ll lend some

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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

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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,

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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.

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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

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JENN ROTSINGER & THE CETC US OPEN

Complete Human Performance Coach, Jenn Rotsinger, heads to San Diego, CA this weekend to compete in this years CETC US Open. Jenn trains out of Gorilla Bench Training Center in Clearwater, FL, which she co-owns. She is coached by Trevor Jaffe, who also a Complete Human Performance coach. We sat down

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How To Auto Regulate Your Training

Written By: Peter Baker One of the best responses to a question about training is “listen to your body.” After all, your body knows things on a level you can’t comprehend. At the same time, there are the obvious cues that we pick up on all the time. We know when

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CHP Coaches Answer YOUR Questions! (Part One)

You asked? We answered! In part one of three, Alex Viada, Kelly Bruno, Mike Fecik, and Taylor Weglicki respond to your burning questions! ALEX VIADA What would programming for the gen-pop that wants to be strong, muscular and fit look like? “It could be literally anything. The wonderful thing about learning multiple

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A Stronger Core

Written By: Sam Winston Programming core strength is traditionally directed to a list of ab exercises performed at the end of lifting sessions. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes spent to on a few sets and repetitions of movements such as crunches, sit-ups, planks, and bicycles. The approach many people have adopted

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