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  • Fueling the Cube Predator

    By Brandon Lilly | In Bench, Diet | on July 30, 2014

    For Part 1, the Cube Predator Bench Cycle, click here.  This is what you need to know if you want to fuel that level of intense training: For any mass gaining program, the simple truth is you must consume calories to lift big weights. Cube Predator is not for anyone looking for shredded abs and […]

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  • Strong360 Podcast-Blaine Sumner, Episode 3

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, STRONG360 | on July 30, 2014

    Chad and Brandon talk with USAPL Raw Champion Blaine Sumner about his recent championship performance, how he recovers from such high workloads, powerlifting in the Olympics and more. Blaine has PRs of 882, 529 and 765 raw and dominated the 2014 USAPL Championships in winning the SHW Class and Best Lifter Overall. Blaine is also […]

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  • Building A Bigger Bench With The Cube Predator Cycle

    By Brandon Lilly | In Bench, Build Muscle | on July 29, 2014

    Sure, I know what you are thinking, why another variation of the Cube Method, and why should you care? The reason there is a new variation is because the more athletes I work with, and the more people I coach to bigger and bigger numbers, I get ideas, I try things, and I adapt ideas. […]

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  • Colin Burns: USAW National Champion

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 25, 2014

    Colin Burns put on a tremendous performance last weekend in Salt Lake City in winning the most competitive weightclass in the country, the 94kg Men’s weightclass. Colin set a 12kg meet PR in the snatch and briefly held the American Record in snatching 167kg and followed it up with a great Clean & Jerk of […]

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  • Chad Wesley Smith and Brandon Lilly check in from USAW Nationals and SPF Nationals respectively, and sit down with 2014 National Champion in the 94kg class, Colin Burns and renown and well traveled weightlifter/powerlifter/coach Max Aita, to discuss the growth of Weightlifting in the US, powerlifting vs weightlifting culture/training and much more! Listen Now! Get […]

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  • PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN   “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson In today’s world of the need for immediate gratification and short attention spans, the planning phase of the work for a strength athlete is often overlooked. Failure to have a plan is planning to […]

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  • Blaine Sumner: USAPL Raw National Champion

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on July 23, 2014

    This past weekend Blaine Sumner put on an epic performance at USAPL Raw Nationals in Aurora, CO going 9/9 including a 400kg/882# squat, to total 2150 raw w/ sleeves. This performance earned Blaine the prestigious of National Champion, as well as winning Lifter of the Meet (by Wilkes Formula) over an extremely competitive field. Let’s […]

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  • The Science of Compliance

    By Mike Mastell | In Diet, Lose Fat | on July 22, 2014

    Of late I have noticed an increased concentration on nutrition in the strength sports community. A lot of guys aren’t buying into the “mass moves mass” ideology anymore, and we’re seeing some real freaks in the lighter classes. Guys are moving some serious weights only to stand at the top of the podium with a […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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) […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  •        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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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