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Hail Victory! London Red Raiders Post Season Honors

Hail Victory! London Red Raiders Post Season Honors

I watched "average" teenage boys become headhunters; boys that are taking their first steps into becoming Men of Action.  In a few years, I hope they can take the lessons of aggression, leadership and action and put them to good use for themselves, their family/friends and where ever their lives take them. 
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4 Ways to Physically Dominate

4 Ways to Physically Dominate

If you don't work with athletes there is still plenty to take away here.  If you do work with athletes and you're realizing that your entire strength training approach is a disaster, start with just one of the above and don't give up on the journey.

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Advice for Coaches - 9 Simple Tips

Advice for Coaches - 9 Simple Tips

Athletes do not care about training as much as you do. If they did, you wouldn’t have a job.  Your job is less important than you think but more important than many coaches/admins/parents believe it is. Understand that there are a lot of moving parts to any successful season; just because you are a good strength coach doesn’t mean you will win. And just because you win, doesn’t make you a good strength coach. You can point to any dozen of things for reasons for success and failure.
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5/3/1 and Muay Thai

5/3/1 and Muay Thai

Let's start with whether or not the Krypteia program is suitable for someone who is also doing Muay Thai 3x's a week. 
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London Red Raider Football - Original Krypteia Team

London Red Raider Football - Original Krypteia Team

Since about halfway through the 2016 Two-a-Days, I have been working with the London High School football team.  Matt Goodwin at Elitefts originally asked if I'd be interested in helping them out.  I called the head coach, Kyle Cutler and...

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5/3/1 Bench Press Questions

5/3/1 Bench Press Questions

Question: 
You have listed 5x5/3/1 as the go to template to use for bench on the hardgainers template. Also I have noticed it pop up on other programs sort of the way widowmakers go with squats and BBS goes with the press. My question is have your thoughts now changed regarding the use of 5x5/3/1 as the go to for bench?
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Can't Do Dips?

Can't Do Dips?

However, don't get too wrapped up in doing dips just to do dips - meaning there are a ton of great movements out there you can use for assistance work and still be awesome.
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Boring But Big: Beefcake Training

Boring But Big: Beefcake Training

Boring But Big is the top monkey for two reasons. First, it is simple to follow and truly lives up to its name: boring. Second, it does a good job of putting on strength and size.
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Getting Surgery?

Getting Surgery?

My response to a question regarding recovery:

I don't know how your surgery/back problems relate to mine but I'm going to assume that they are somewhat similar. I had trouble training, walking, sitting, sleeping... living. I had severe nerve impingement, sciatic pain and massive leg pain on both sides all the way down to the foot. However, it did give me a good excuse to fly first class...I just told me wife I needed more room. More room for free alcohol.

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How do I increase my vertical jump?

How do I increase my vertical jump?

Did they test well in the vertical jump because they were great athletes or did they improve their vertical jump and the result was more playing time? I think we all know.
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To Kill Yourself Or Not

To Kill Yourself Or Not

Question: I know everyone’s different, and guys like Walter are also freaks of nature. Just curious as to your thoughts on how “killing himself” like he did worked so well, when in reality it wouldn’t for most?
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Sled King

Sled King

There seems to be a theme lately with people who are hurt/injured and can't do certain movements. Trust me, I know your pain.
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Grand Declaration of War

Grand Declaration of War

This message will be helpful for everyone, even if it's not what they need to hear right now. It may resonate with you years from now; or maybe this is something that needs to be screamed in your ear today... it sounds easy. It sounds almost ignorant; just about everyone who lifts weights...
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