How to Deal With Slow Lifts… Get Explosive

Let's take a look at those lifters who go thru grinder reps and how we can make them faster using explosive lifting! In this video you will learn: - How to lift more explosively - Why explosive lifting will make our heavy sets easier and get us stronger - What loads to use for explosive lifting - How to periodize your explosive lifts - Where we can fit explosive lifts into our program - Tips for performing explosive lifts properly and how to prevent injury - The right period of time to use explosive lifts for specific lifts - Programming your load using intensity  
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Assistance Work – Why Every Exercise Needs A Reason

I got a really good question about properly programming assistance work into a training program.  Building the strength athlete means we are looking to: build strength on specific movement patterns (usually the squat, bench, deadlift and press). This means that each exercise in our program needs to have a purpose for helping us reach this goal. For instance, if we are looking to increase our bench press press, every single exercise on that day needs to have a reason to be there. The goal needs to be simple: increase the strength of our bench press. However, there are a lot of things to consider here. What part of our movement are we having the most difficulty on? Which muscles are weak? Which muscles are small? Which muscles are imbalanced? Where…
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Progressing Your Conditioning Part III: Resistance

In the third and final instalment of the "Progressing Your Conditioning" series, I cover resistance or load. This part of the series will delve into the details of how to progress conditioning by increasing your load for loaded conditioning training. This short video will deal with: How to increase the resistance on popular "cardio" machines in mainstreams gyms - How to increase the load on various explosive exercises The best training implements to use with your conditioning methods Simple progressions for increasing resistance on bodyweight and free weight exercises
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Progressing Your Conditioning Part II: Intensity

Part I of this three part series covered how we can use volume to progress our conditioning. In part II of this instalment we examine how to progress our conditioning work by increasing our intensity. In this video you will learn: - How you can progress your conditioning by increasing our HR, and monitoring it using objective or subjective measures. - How to increase our intensity on specific machines vs free weights - How to do more work in the same time intervals. - How to do the same work in shorter time intervals
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The Programming Mistakes Of The Weak And Small

I wrote a few days ago about the three biggest mistakes people make when they are trying to build strength. I neglected to mention programming in that article. Programming is a huge issue that people have. Generally the programs I see no longer worked in the first place, or have ran it's course and need to be switched out. Many novice to intermediate lifters don't put enough if any effort or thought into their program. They find something in a magazine or on some shitty web site and they hammer away at it for long periods of time. Some see results, but most do not. This is for those who are not seeing results and are at a loss for what to do next. In this clip I'll be covering:…
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3 Reasons You’re Weak And What To Do About It

After working with many, many clients in person and online, I've had a lot of experience seeing programs, habits, and methods that people use. When they don't work, they often hire me for help. I'm going to cover the 3 biggest problems I've surveyed, and give you quick and easy solutions to help solve them. As the title suggests, this is article is for lifters who are trying to get stronger and bigger, but just can't seem to get the variables correct to see the results. Let's first get into the problems, then discuss the solutions. They don't lift heavy. They do the wrong lifts. Their form looks like ass. A bonus fourth part of this, and maybe the most important is simply that their program just sucks. I mean…
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Transitioning From Cardio To Strength-Based Programs

For many active people, "training" or "working out" means running on a treadmill, or going to a spin class, or doing some sort of interval/bodyweight class. This is a much better option that sitting on the couch, and I'm not disparaging it if that's what you want to do. However, for those who want to gain muscle, or gain strength, these activities do nothing to help that area. This clip will cover: How to begin implementing resistance training into your weekly training How to ween yourself off of conditioning, or just reduce volume in your cardio The types of exercises you should be using to start off with A generalized set rep scheme and progression to use
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Measuring Progress On Your Lifts

How do you measure progress on your lifts when you aren't doing singles and constantly maxing out? For instance, how do you know you're progressing on an 8 week program if you are always doing heavier sets above 4-5 reps? What if you're doing a program where you are supposed to keep some reps left in the tank? I go over two methods which I like to use that are quick and simple in the video below.  
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Understanding The Volume-Intensity Spectrum

The volume-intensity spectrum is incredibly simple. But I don't think a lot of people really know what it is, or how it can help you organize your training so you're working with the proper load associated with the proper sets and reps. In this video we'll be covering Why the main training variables are volume and intensity How are they related What happens when intensity is high and volume is low What happens when volume is high and intensity is low What specific set/rep ranges are best for adding weight to your 1RM What specific set/rep ranges are best for adding muscle mass What specific set/rep ranges are best for hybrid, strength and muscle mass programming  
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Progressing Your Conditioning Part I: Volume

I know for a fact that people are largely lost at how specifically they should be progressing their conditioning. Are you tired of doing 30 minutes of steady state cardio? Tired of punishing your body with endless high intensity intervals, that aren't making changes to your conditioning? In this series, I'll be discussing with you the 3 major variables you can make adjustments to in order to increase your conditioning, and burn more calories. The three main variables are: Volume Intensity Resistance In todays vlog we cover Volume and it's main sub categories Distance Time Set/Rep Variables     Stay tuned for Part II in the next few weeks!
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