Strength Articles

Strength Articles

The First Month Always Sucks

  Click here to listen to the show on iTunes (Apple) Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (Android) Every new fitness program sucks, at first. That’s why most people quit before they get the results they want. Learn how to maintain and enjoy a workout plan with

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Old School Sport Meets New School Training

Written By: Jackson Williams Football is a collision sport. I can still see my middle school coach looking me in the face and saying this during my first year ever suiting up for football in the seventh grade. We ran a bare bones wing-t offense that was old school. Run

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Special Endurance Sport Considerations for Strength Athletes.

Complete, all around athleticism has always been our major goal in training our athletes.  Though we focus on techniques used to maximize performance in every specialty, the focus has always been in developing individuals who can be ready to take on any challenge, and compete with high level competitors who

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Say No to GPP

GPP: One of the most popular buzzwords in the strength training community that’s gaining some traction among endurance athletes.  GPP stands for General Physical Preparedness, though what this actually means truly depends on who you ask.GPP, going back to the days of eastern block periodization (Eastern bloc “block periodization”, to

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The “quick and dirty” on Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

One of the most frequently debated topics among endurance athletes (among others, such as the utility of power meters, footstrike versus heelstrike, value of “junk miles”, water versus sports drinks, costs versus benefits of disc wheels, whether the catch up drill is good or bad for swimming form… actually, endurance

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Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 2

In Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 1, the role of strength training as it relates to injury prevention, correcting imbalances, and developing strength was dissected in detail. Specifically, the physical adaptations and benefits of strength training were discussed as they related to the deadlift, because of its unique ability

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So you want to run? Endurance Training for Strength Athletes, Part 1

Endurance training and strength sports- not two things that typically go together.  Most of the strongest people you know probably aren’t out there running marathons— and for good reason.  The training required to excel at either end of the spectrum is only part of the reason; there’s also the issue

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