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LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip — Training for the US Marines

13 hours 53 min ago
Unless you're trying to become a Special Forces operator, don't sweat it too much. The biggest training you'll have to do is in your brain. Stay strong, and you can survive boot camp.
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GPP Training: You're Doing It Wrong

14 hours 2 min ago
If your client cannot pull a sled or carry two heavy kettlebells without having to rest excessively between sets, you need to implement GPP to build your clients' foundations. But you need to implement it the right way.
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WATCH: Joe Sullivan Rants — Go to Therapy!

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:07
Joe Sullivan has some choice words for powerlifters who think that the weight room is their therapy. It's not. Go get help. See a therapist.
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What It Means to "Pass On"

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 10:05
Lately, I've noticed a lot of coaches telling other coaches to be careful of people who ask for advice in case they'll steal their trade secrets. Knock it off. Where did you learn the stuff you know now? That knowledge is not yours alone.
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The Lift Starts Before You Touch the Bar

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:32
Listen: Technique is a major part of why all top lifters are top lifters. It is crucial to being a successful strength athlete. Technique before the lift is just as important as during the lift.
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How to Build a Mesocycle

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:26
Training is like traveling; you have to map out the route you want to take in the timeframe you have. For training, planning your mesocycle is a good place to start that journey — you have to understand the basic principle of progressive overload and take your maximum ability to recover into consideration.
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Stop Compensating Early

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:53
If you're new to powerlifting, you don't need gear. Seriously. Start training raw and see where it takes you. Oh, and if you're an athlete, I'd better not see you putting on lifting gear.
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Make Light Weight Heavy with Controlled Eccentrics and Concentrics

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:29
You don't have to train in pain. How? Drop the heavy weights and work in some lighter options while focusing on using the best technique you can.
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Back and Biceps Workout of the Day with Kneeling Biceps Cable Curls

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:48
There are no cheat days here. Naturally, this workout of the day includes a movement that makes it harder to cheat. Go grab your kettlebells, dumbbells, and cable attachments so we can get started.
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Strength Training: Your Secret Weapon for Sport

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:49
Strength is a cheat code when it comes to winning. Here's my basic outline of how you can best implement that cheat code and improve your gym sessions for sport performance.
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Improve Your 1RM Deadlift with These Variations

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:34
In the third and final part of the 1RM Lift Variation series, my powerlifting friends suggest their favorite movements for improving the deadlift through secondary movements, accessory work, and more.
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Top-3 Cardio Options for the Powerlifter, Strongman, Bodybuilder, and Athlete

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:15
Cardio can help you cut weight, get shredded for the stage, and increase athletes' performance. But with so much cardio out there, where do you start? Start here with elitefts team members' top-3 cardio items, based on their sports or areas of expertise.
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Bang Legs Without Banging Your Lower Back

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 01:31
It took me 26 years to develop lower back issues. But over the last 10 years, I've learned ways to work around them since becoming a slob is not an option. If you're looking for ways to train legs without getting hurt (again), this article is for you.
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Overcoming Isometrics: Myelination to Reach Maximum Potential

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 01:15
During my time working under the University of Minnesota's Cal Dietz, I saw the impact of the myelination phase in athletic performance. I also found it's most effectively programmed with Overcoming Isometric variations of the big lifts.
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LISTEN: Table Talk Podcast Clip — The Big Misconception About Chuck Vogelpohl

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 01:29
If you're emulating Chuck Vogelpohl by ramming your head into the bar and yelling like a wild person at meets, you're doing it wrong.
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Introducing New elitefts Athlete Dan Dalenberg

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 01:12
Dan Dalenberg found his way through life with the help of fellow powerlifters. As a Team elitefts athlete, he intends to give back to the community by passing on information he's learned from those who got him through his lowest points.
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elitefts Classic: So You Think You Can Bench?

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:10
This is a series of videos Dave Tate asked us to republish due to the number of times he sends them out each week on his Instagram AMA and DMs.
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When Honesty is the Only Policy

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:42
Not unlike with your spouse or significant other, the relationship between training partners depends on many things, but at the central core to this relationship is the quality of one’s honesty with their training partner.
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A Workout of the Day That'll Hammer Your Chest, Shoulder, and Tris

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:23
This workout left me hammered. Part of that's on me for joining a co-ed indoor soccer team, and let's just say bodybuilding and soccer don't exactly mix. But that didn't stop me from doing my Workout of the Day.
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Add 100 Pounds To Your Squat - 5 Seminar Takeaways

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:03
It took more than 20 years of surveys for us to define what is optimal. These are some of those key items and teaching points we've picked up from those surveys, such as training group size considerations and training the squat from the bottom up.
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