Progression Without Regression: How to Adjust Training So Things Don't Go Awry!

Progression Without Regression: How to Adjust Training So Things Don't Go Awry!

You’re following a templated program like 5/3/1, SS NLP, Texas Method, Cube, Conjugate Method, HLM, and you’re doing it alone, without the help of a coach.

You’ve read the books and the articles that come along with your program but aren’t quite sure exactly how to transition your program along the way. We’re here to help you figure it all out in this article!

Carbs Part 2: The Strength Trainee’s Guide To Carb Timing

Carbs Part 2: The Strength Trainee’s Guide To Carb Timing

In this article, Coach Will discusses the importance of carbohydrates for all Strength Trainees around workouts. This article goes into understanding when or how much to eat before, during, and after stepping into the gym and helps you understand how to time your carbs properly to improve performance  and recovery allowing you to eek out the absolute most from training.

How to Get The Most Beginner Gains: The Deadlift

How to Get The Most Beginner Gains: The Deadlift

Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’ve been running a novice program for several months now, progressing the loads session to session. Your squat started to slow down so you introduced a light squat day to your training week and things are moving along steadily. Your bench and overhead press are still progressing thanks to the use of your nifty fractional plates. But your deadlift set of 5, which you’ve been alternating every other workout with power cleans or Pendlay Rows, seems to have come to a screeching halt.

RPE: Am I Doing This Right?!

RPE: Am I Doing This Right?!

You’ve been barbell training for a while. Maybe today’s your first day under the bar. Wherever you are on your strength journey, you know that putting weight on your back, or in your hands, feels some type of way. Some days the weight feels how you expect it to feel like, some days it feels like  loose-leaf paper, and other days it feels like a humpback whale.

Let’s face it: sometimes the same weight feels different than what you expect or exactly like you expect.

Understanding how our bodies feel weight is as important as defining the weight with a concrete number.

Why Everyone Should Press Overhead

Why Everyone Should Press Overhead

What are the first exercises you think of when someone says they’re doing “upper body?”  Bench press? Biceps and triceps? Dumbbell lateral raises? The obsession with growing arms, shoulders, and chest means cable columns, dumbbells, and benches are abundant in any gym with a weight room. So why do so many strength programs underemphasize, underrate, or completely omit the most important exercise for developing upper body strength and maintaining shoulder health?

PRS Mythbuster: Weight Training & Your Physique

PRS Mythbuster: Weight Training & Your Physique

We’ve all seen and heard it before - the advice on how to “tone up”, “bulk up” (or NOT bulk up), “get shredded”, “lean out”, etc... If you’re like me you’ve probably tried light weights, heavy weights, sets of 8, sets of 20, supersets, cardio, yoga, circuit training… the list goes on. So why did it all stop working eventually? Why do your pants not fit better? Why don’t you have 21-inch biceps? Chances are, at one point or another, you’ve succumbed to at least 1 of 5 common myths about strength training in your pursuit of a leaner, “more toned”, or muscular physique. Well, I’m here to set the record straight!

Treat The Issues, Not The Tissues

Treat The Issues, Not The Tissues

The endless wealth of information on the internet definitely has its benefits. Accessibility to information has allowed businesses to expand, entrepreneurs to set out on successful journeys, and people to expand their knowledge at quick and affordable rates. BUT! Like the hazards of Web-MD and self-diagnostics, people often times misinterpret and incorrectly apply information to their individual circumstances.