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  • Setting up for a Huge Squat

    By Blaine Sumner | In Squat | on August 18, 2014

    Getting set up for the squat is like building the foundation of a house. It needs to be stable and secure to create something great. The setup is frequently overlooked but is vital to a massive squat. The squat setup will be broken down into two phases – the unrack and the walkout. 1.  The […]

  • This is part of an ongoing series.  To get up to speed, you may want to read or re-read the first two installments Part I Part II I always say that powerlifters could learn a lot from bodybuilders and bodybuilders could learn a lot from powerlifters.  But there are many mistakes that both groups make. […]

  • Stabilizing the Scapulae for Overhead Pressing

    By Pat Davidson | In Mobility, Overhead Press | on August 6, 2014

    Ivan Abadjiev, the great Bulgarian weightlifting coach made the world take notice when his team started dominating Olympic contests and international meets during the prime of his coaching career. What was the secret to his success? Increasing the annual training volume of the contest lifts with his athletes in training. The Bulgarian training regime for […]

  • Sometimes subtlety is overrated. I’m going to come right out and tell you why I’m writing  this article. There won’t be a twist at the end or “Aha!” moment. I’m just going to beat you over the head with it, because to be quite honest, after staring at the computer I find myself bereft 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, […]

  • JTS Classic: Game Day Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet | on May 7, 2013

    There are few days in the year more important than ‘Game Day’ for athletes, if any.  Every month away from season is spent preparing, training, dieting, and dreaming of what will happen next season, when all the hard work culminates in dominating performances.  Making all that pain, practice and sacrifice worth it a 100X over.  […]

  • Team Juggernaut is coming to Chicago!! On June 8-9th, at Crossfit Chicago, Team Juggernaut’s Brandon Lilly, Eric Lilliebridge and Chad Wesley Smith are invading the windy city to help you reach your strength and training goals! Eric Lilliebridge, at only 23 years old, has taken the powerlifting world by storm! With a 2204 raw total […]

  • 3 Reflections on the 2013 CrossFit Open

    By Ryan Brown | In Crossfit Training | on April 10, 2013

    First off, I want to make the disclaimer that my “reflections on the CrossFit Open” are as a coach and not as an athlete. I didn’t even do the workouts. I didn’t train for it and know damn good and well that I couldn’t have competed with the people that I would have expected myself […]

  • You: The Only Thing That Works

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on March 4, 2013

    There are great articles out there promising people major fat loss by making minor changes, but no real results ever happen. Why? No one is addressing the actual cause of fat gain/loss: poor hormone management. Adopting a training and nutritional program that works synergistically to reeducate your hormones will improve everything about your performance, physique, […]

  • PR Smashing Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Squat | on January 24, 2013

    The most overlooked and misunderstood aspect of max effort lifting is nutrition. What you eat and when you eat it can impact your ability to express your strength more than any other variable. Subtle changes in your diet will allow you to pull, press, and push more than ever, and I’m gonna explain them. Many […]

  • Team Juggernaut Roundtable, Part 1-Mobility

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 27, 2012

    Team Juggernaut’s Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly, Brad Little and Ryan Brown, along with Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Laird and Corey Hayes sit down to discuss various training issues after training together at Derby City Crossfit in Louisville, KY. Check out part 1 of this 5 part series, as we discuss mobility and staying healthy through […]

  • Training with Bands and Chains

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 24, 2012

    By Team Juggernaut Bands and Chains are among the most trendy tools in the modern training toolbox. They are also in my opinion, among the most misunderstood and misused. I could cite numerous YouTube videos that show coaches (including MAJOR D-1 coaches) having their athlete bench or squat with chains, where the chains are setup […]

  • Team Juggernaut Q&A

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 23, 2012

    Make sure you LIKE Juggernaut on Facebook and keep your eyes peeled for our weekly live Q&As where you can get your training questions answered by some of the strongest athletes and smartest coaches in the World!! Q: How can I build up my back strength for loading heavy atlas stones? A: Kalle Beck- All […]

  • Get to Know Greg Panora

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 21, 2012

    Name:Greg Panora Age: 32 Height/Weight: 5’10, 256-258 off season, 242 competition Hometown: Stow, MA Current City: Portland, ME Years Training: 18 Years Competing: 13 PRs: 1060 geared squat, 820 geared bench, 820 geared deadlift. I recently did a push/pull and benched 500 raw and deadlifted 750 raw. Where you Train: Crossfit Casco Bay Day Job: […]

  • Explosive Nutrition

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Recovery | on November 20, 2012

    Where are you getting it wrong? Webster’s defines explode as a verb; meaning to expand with force, to burst, as dynamite. In sports, being explosive is really just the quality of being able to generate great power over a short time frame. ‘Explosive’, is becoming one of those catch phrases that everyone is hearing and […]

  • Get to Know Nathan Wilson

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 19, 2012

    Get to know new Team Juggernaut member, Nathan Wilson of Derby City Crossfit in Louisville, KY… Name: Nathan Wilson        Age: 23 Height/Weight: 6’1/ 215 Hometown: Louisville, KY Current City: Louisville Years Training: 1.5 Years competing in Crossfit: just recently really started taking my training for crossfit seriously, so about 6 months. PRs […]

  • What Makes An Effective Program?

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 15, 2012

    By Ryan Brown I have always hated the articles on the internet that discuss what is a good exercise and what is a bad exercise. I remember something that the Legendary Maximillion Mormont said to me a couple of years ago regarding exercise selection and it has stuck with me and my thought process behind […]

  • Get to know JoEllyn McAtee

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 14, 2012

    Get to know new Team Juggernaut member, Crossfit athlete/coach, JoEllyn McAtee Name:JoEllyn McAtee   Age: 26 Height/Weight: 5’7” /145 Hometown: Louisville, KY Current City: Louisville, KY Years Training: 3 yrs of CrossFit training Years Competing: 4 years as NCAA Division I Track athlete. Training for Life/CrossFit 3 yrs. PRs in relevant lifts/events: Finished 6th in […]

  • Team Juggernaut at SuperTraining

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 13, 2012

    The SuperTraining Gym (Sacramento) Meet of the Century was one of the most anticipated powerlifting meets of all time, in large part due to the presence of Team Juggernaut’s Brandon Lilly, Dan Green and Eric Lilliebridge. Check out these pictures and videos from the guys during their great performances at the meet… Brandon Lilly, Check […]

  • JTS Classic: Maximal Strength Programming for Crossfit

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 12, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith A few weeks ago I attended a Crossfit Powerlifting Seminar at Crossfit 714 in Orange, CA as a guest presenter, where I helped out my friends Mark Bell of Supertraining Gym and Jesse Burdick of Reactive Gym. Both Mark and Jesse are accomplished powerlifters in single and multi ply gear. I really enjoyed my time helping […]

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