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Same Goal, Different Road

Same Goal, Different Road


Athletes from The Past talk brazenly about their conditioning and workouts; all done supposedly to get them in great shape and turn them into stronger players (physically and mentally). There seems to be a premium on Mental Toughness amongst people from The Past.
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The Training Taco

The Training Taco

With such simple and readily available ingredients, you'd think it would be impossible to get a bad taco. Well, won't you be surprised to learn there is a huge amount of bad tacos being made and consumed at THIS VERY MOMENT.
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Anti-Concussion Protocol

Anti-Concussion Protocol

Concussions have become Public Enemy #1 the last few years. The pendulum has swung all the way to other side; years ago, concussions were just part of the game of football. Now, a gentle breeze through your hair requires a trip to the emergency room and a pacifier.  However, when it comes to the health of your noggin, you cannot be too careful.
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Trap Bar

Trap Bar

You can't argue the benefits of picking up something heavy off the ground whether it it be a Trap Bar or straight bar, so who am I to say it's not good?  Also, if someone performs a Trap Bar Deadlift with 800lbs are they not strong?
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Answering the Impossible Question

Answering the Impossible Question

And that's fine - many champions have been built without using a barbell. But as anyone who has an IQ over 4 knows physical training/GPP has a bigger effect on the less than talented (you literally have to be a thick-tongued drooler to not know this).
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5/3/1 Training Podcast

5/3/1 Training Podcast

And even though EliteFTS hosted training logs from different athletes all over the globe, the only way we really knew if something was real was meet time.  There was no social media to keep people updated or to showcase gym lifts; the proof was on meet day.  And Travis definitely lived up to expectations.  In other words, he wasn't all talk and no bite.
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Wendler Correctional Facility

Wendler Correctional Facility

You don't need to spend hours every day on each of these things; a little bit of consistency over a long period of time will work wonders.  Not only will you learn something but you will also feel better about yourself.  You will feel accomplished and have a purpose. Be patient but be efficient; don't waste your life wasting your time.
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11 Pearls of Wisdom for New Trainers and Coaches

11 Pearls of Wisdom for New Trainers and Coaches

Question: From your experience as a strength coach can you give some advice for a young strength coach just coming up in the industry?

Answer:

I'll list several things, in no particular order that would help any person be a better coach.

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Effort vs Knowledge

Effort vs Knowledge

Because no matter how much I learn, if I can't get people to do it, to believe in it, to embrace it...it is absolutely pointless.
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Who Should Do Neck and Why?

Who Should Do Neck and Why?

A couple years ago, I was involved in a motorcycle accident.  While riding on I-70, I was struck from behind by a speeding car.  Can you guess what the asshole driver was doing?  It rhymes with "nexting".
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