• 10 Steps to Great Deadlifting Technique

    By Chad Smith | In Deadlift | on July 18, 2014

    The deadlift in some ways is the simplest exercise: just pick the bar up off the floor!  But in other ways, it the most complex, as it is the most taxing to the CNS and the technique varies the greatest from athlete to athlete based upon individual leverages. Here are some key technical points for […]

  • The Principle of the Matter

    By Greg Nuckols | In Mentality | on July 16, 2014

    The most pointless arguments in the strength world – and the most common – tend to relate to very specific issues. Should you squat high bar or low bar? Should you wear a belt or not? Where should your elbows be pointing when you catch a jerk or snatch? And I won’t even wade into […]

  • Strong360 Podcast-Episode 1

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, STRONG360 | on July 16, 2014

    Check out Juggernaut’s newest venture, the Strong360 Podcast with Brandon Lilly and Chad Wesley Smith. The Strong360 Podcast is going to be a free weekly podcast hosted by two of the World’s strongest powerlifters and will be rotating a featuring cast of guests giving you an insightful, informative and entertaining look at the world of […]

  • 5 tips to take your deadlift to the next level

    By Dean Somerset | In Deadlift | on July 15, 2014

    The deadlift is probably one of the most revered lifts in training. It’s one of the top movements for maximal amount of weight moved, is a common staple exercise for bodybuilding, strongman competitors, Olympic athletes of any sport, and even useful in rehabilitating low back injuries. Because of the propensity for ego to exceed logic, […]

  • Q: When should I wear a belt? A: Belts and other supportive equipment can have a valuable role in your training, but training without it can also be valuable tool to build the body. Training without a belt will help you ‘build your own belt’ of strength and muscle through the midsection but you can’t […]

  • What You Need To Know About Metabolic Adaptation

    By Eric Trexler | In Diet | on July 11, 2014

    As we all know, body composition is a critical factor in many sports. Whether you’re going for a bodybuilding pro card, dropping fat to improve your speed, or dropping a weight class to seek out that record-setting squat, effective weight loss strategies will be key to your success. A few months ago, I published a […]

  • I can officially say that Nationals is right around the corner. I compete in 10 days, at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am looking forward to competing, but not allowing the thought of Nationals consume me. About 4 weeks ago I began working with a […]

  • FREE Juggernaut Weightlifting Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 9, 2014

    Thanks to the explosion of CrossFit, the sport of weightlifting is experiencing a surge of popularity never-before-seen in America. That’s awesome. Unfortunately, along with its surge in popularity has come a surge of people trying to opine and cash in, bringing a tidal wave of information that is 1) impossible to sift through and 2) […]

  • Injuries: the true plague and absolute worst nightmare of an athlete.  Nonetheless they happen more regularly than we all would like.  I’ve been an athlete my entire life and I must say, from childhood to high school to college to playing professionally overseas, 29 years, I’ve been very blessed and lucky with no injuries until […]

  • Top Articles of the Month – June

    By Greg Nuckols | In Uncategorized | on July 9, 2014

    1.  Juggercube Chad shares the program he used for a PR squat and total after years of injury and frustration 2.  5 Tips for helping CrossFitters get strong Greg Panora shares some of his insights from training CrossFit athletes with high powerlifting background. 3. Minimizing injury from running:  Considerations for Larger Athletes Alex Viada of […]

  •        When you compose a training cycle it’s important to base it around one major goal and then push forward by setting smaller targets that help you ultimately reach that goal. The realization here is that depending on whatever your goal is, it’s going to take some time to achieve it and that’s where these smaller […]

  • Top 3 Ways You’re Ruining your Warm-up

    By Ryan Brown | In Mobility | on July 8, 2014

    CrossFitters tend to love the sentiment of the ever-popular T-Shirt proclaiming “Your workout is our warm up!”  This thought process still prevails in many CrossFit gyms across the world. Warm ups aren’t sexy, but they can be the most important part of the workout, ESPECIALLY for the novice. 1. Of course, we want to literally […]

  • Strong360 Monthly-Volume 4

    By Juggernaut | In STRONG360 | on July 8, 2014

    Strong360 Monthly has arrived and is bringing you exclusive, unparalleled knowledge to help you improve as an athlete, coach and trainer. We are very excited to release our new edition of STRONG360 — Over 50 pages of exclusive articles, programming, discounts and more! Here’s what we’ve included in the first edition: STRONG360 VOL 4 FEATURES […]

  • So much of the information we are fed in strength sports deals with surface-level stuff: sets and reps and this routine and that pair of wraps. However, we very seldom discuss the psychology of a lifter. What separates a good lifter from a mediocre lifter? Is it that he did 4 sets instead of 3? […]

  • Blaine Sumner – The Gorilla’s Jungle

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting, Squat | on July 5, 2014

    On June 22nd I competed at the USAPL Men’s National Championships in Philadelphia, PA. Going into this meet I had huge goals with full confidence I’d achieve them. I had a nearly impeccable 16 week training cycle leading up to the meet and was nearly 100% healthy with the exception of tweaking my L5-S1 disc […]

  • The Secret to Success: THERE IS NO SECRET!! First off, let me talk about the word “success.” To most people, this word is associated with money, fame, material items, high-ranking jobs, etc. To others, “success” may not be so lavish. Each of us has our own idea of being successful… and what it takes to […]

  • The Master

    By Greg Nuckols | In Training | on July 3, 2014

    Everyone needs to see the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”  It’s on Netflix, so take 81 minutes of your life to check it out that you’d otherwise spend rotting your brain with Honey Boo Boo, scrolling through forum arguments, or mindlessly updating your Facebook feed. Just for some cliff notes:  It’s about Jiro Ono, a […]

  • I have been swamped with new decisions and new ideas. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my CrossFit & weightlifting training and my career as an athlete. As I prepare for Weightlifting Nationals in late July, I’m beginning to see the pressure of making weight and hitting the perfect total in order to qualify […]

  • The Laws of Optimizing Body Composition

    By Michael Israetel | In Build Muscle, Diet, Lose Fat, Recovery | on July 2, 2014

    Strength athletes know the importance of having more muscle, and the leaner you are, the more muscle you can carry while staying at the top of your weight class. Luckily, the study of sports nutrition has revealed what are likely the three most powerful changes that you can make to your diet to drop body […]

  • Getting to Know Ariel Stephens Outside the Gym

    By Ariel Stephens | In Iron Woman | on July 2, 2014

    For this post, I decided to change things up a bit and write about something other than the gym and weightlifting. I think that it’s important to have a life outside of the gym. This doesn’t mean that I go out and party on Saturday nights or that I am not focused on my athletic […]

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