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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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  • 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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  • 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 […]

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  • Top 8 of May

    By Juggernaut | In Build Muscle, Crossfit Training, Diet, Mobility, Powerlifting, Squat, Training | on June 5, 2014

    1. CrossFit: A Sport of Specifity by Chad Wesley Smith Should competitive exercisers for time compartmentalize all their training and essentially become specialists across a number of disciplines? 2. The Scapula and Thoracic Spine: A Classic Love Story To Improve Your Overhead Position by Dr. Quinn Henoch Dr. Quinn breaks down some helpful points and […]

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  • God made us all to be different. He made us to set ourselves apart from each other. Never expect anyone to understand your grind if God does not include them in the plans he has for you. Be determined to be the best that you can be in whatever it is that you’re doing. If […]

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  • Last year I wrote a three part series titled A System For Developing Competitive CrossFitters The final installment was written post 2013 Regionals, and was a reflection on the things I thought I could have done better in preparing my athletes for competition, and how I planned to improve upon them going forward, in hopes […]

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  • CrossFit: A Sport of Specificity

    By Chad Smith | In Crossfit Training | on May 29, 2014

    Pictured, Team Juggernaut athlete Jamie Hagiya of Torrance CrossFit. Jamie finished 5th at SoCal Regionals.    Note: Those of you who argue about CrossFit’s legitimacy as a sport or its safety, stop it, just stop. CrossFit has one governing body, a real World Championship (the Games), a real qualifying process (The Open and Regionals), real […]

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  • Get to Know James Townsend

    By Juggernaut | In Crossfit Training, Powerlifting | on May 17, 2014

    James Townsend is a freak. Plain and simple, no exaggeration or embellishment, he is the .1% of .1% when it comes to speed, strength and explosive power. A former track star and NFL Wide Receiver, James is taking his 455 bench, 45″ vertical and 4.30 40 speed to CrossFit and the powerlifting platform. Get to […]

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  • Jacob Tsypkin is the head coach and owner of CrossFit Monterey. Has assisted in the development of numerous Regional level CrossFit Games athletes, including sending a team and three individuals to the very tough NorCal Regional Qualifier in 2013. Jacob has also coached multiple national level weightlifters and powerlifters. This year he hopes to have athletes […]

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  • CrossFit is an endurance sport. I know you don’t want it to be. Hell, I don’t want it to be. Strength is cool. Cardio is…well, exercise. But you’re the one who wants to exercise competitively, so let’s talk about cardio. Competing at the Regionals level and beyond in CrossFit requires that an athlete be well […]

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  • Rules for Classy Weightlifting

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on March 17, 2014

    The training environment is vital to any athlete.  What is acceptable in that environment is not the same for every sport, and with the growth of gyms where multiple sport athletes are training, we must accommodate each other.  If you are a weightlifter, or you train with weightlifters, here are some guidelines to help everyone […]

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  • 1. The Bottom Position of Your Squat: A Defining Characteristic of Your Human Existence by Dr. Quinn Henoch Dr. Quinn Henoch shows you the cause and how to fix the dreaded ‘butt wink’ to help you perform better and stay healthier. 2. Common Habits That Are Hurting Your Weightlifting by Colin Burns Colin Burns helps […]

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  • Go Hard, or Go Home… And Do Some Damage Control

    By Reena Tenorio | In Recovery | on February 25, 2014

    The term “overtraining” is constantly tossed around in the world of sports, performance, and training. I truly believe that an athlete has the potential to overexert their body, and on a regular basis this can lead to injury, decreases in performance and reaching plateaus in training. With the proper methods and amounts of recovery, the […]

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  • Basic movements are the ground work for everything else we do in our training. Precursor movements need to be performed in a manner that they then relate to the movements they are laying the foundation for, and that takes attention to detail even when the most most monotonous of movements. Now let me first say […]

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  • Strong360 Monthly-Volume 1

    By Juggernaut | In STRONG360 | on February 18, 2014

    Exclusive Content from Top Coaches and Athletes STRONG360 Monthly has arrived and we are bringing you the premier knowledge to help you improve as an athlete, coach, and trainer. STRONG360 Monthly is our new digital publication and we are very excited about the high level of content available in it. THIS MONTH INSIDE STRONG360 Building […]

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  • Check out Part 1 of this series In recent years, great advances have been made in the way athletes warm up – particularly in the realms of weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit. Between websites like Kelly Starrett’s Mobility WOD, the work done by Ryan Brown and Dr.Quinn Henoch here at Juggernaut, and other like minded organizations […]

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  • CrossFit Foundations

    By Ryan Brown | In Crossfit Training | on January 24, 2014

    Squat, Front Squat, Overhead Squat, Press, Push Press, Push Jerk, Deadlift, Sumo Deadlift High Pull, and Med Ball Clean. Those were taught to me as the 9 fundamental movements when I began in CrossFit. The real question is, if they are so fundamental then why do so many people butcher the hell out of them. […]

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  • Once an athlete has reached advanced stages of development, improving the efficacy of their training can be a daunting task. The complexity is doubled when the goal is competitive CrossFit, where there are so many variables to manipulate and skills in which the athlete must excel. Over the years I’ve spent training competitive CrossFit athletes, […]

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  • Donny Shankle and Jon North are two of the most successful and celebrated, Olympic weightlifters, the US has produced in the last decade. Donny is a 5x US National Champion and World Championships competitor, while Jon North has won Nationals and the Arnold on multiple occasions. Not only are these two men, some of the […]

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  • The nature of the sport of Weightlifting is such that it creates a sort of persona in each of us once fully committed.  Some of these traits are great, and others are slightly less than desirable; that is until, of course, you have them.  It is at that time they become a necessary evil.  There […]

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