Performance Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Do You Really Understand Elite Sport Performance? Sport is all about performance, right? It’s all about how you perform on the field, on the court, in the pool or in the gym. Teams or individuals can produce performance excellence or have performance disasters. Increasingly too, we hear the term ‘high performance’. Although you might hear […]

  • 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.  […]

  • 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 […]

  • By Brandon Lilly  I am not writing out a diet guideline that I follow just yet because as this article will disclose, I know that 98% of the people who read what I do for diet would read it and never put it to use. So I’m gonna cover this first. If I told you […]

  • Juggernaut Performance Training Manual

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 16, 2012

    Think of  improving your performance as a pie chart, comprised of 40% Training, 40% Nutrition and 20% Recovery. Juggernaut strives to provide you with the highest quality products and training science to help you reach your goals. The Juggernaut ‘Performance Training Manual’ provides you with Juggernaut’s most comprehensive articles to allow you to increase the […]

  • Strongman Training and Why It’s NOT for Athletes

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 5, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith In the past few weeks as Olympic Trials have been conducted, I have seen a lot of attention being given to the Strongman training done by one of the US’s top swimmers. Check it out below… The Video Has Been Removed for legal reasons but here is a summary. A World […]

  • Europa Platinum Plus Strongman Show

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 2, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith   This past weekend I traveled to Hartford, Connecticut to compete in my 3rd ever strongman contest, the Europa Platinum Plus, where the winner would earn their American Strongman pro card. I felt good about my training cycle and knew that with a solid performance I would be in contention for […]

  • Conditioning Around Injuries

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 19, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Here at Juggernaut I have the awesome opportunity to work with some of the nation’s best high school football talent, many of which play for some of the state and country’s top teams. Recently I began working with one of the Class of 2013’s top offensive line prospects, unfortunately he is […]

  • Strong and Beautiful. Interview with Yessica Martinez

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 11, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith At only 21 years old, Yessica Martinez, is quickly becoming a well known powerlifter. With PRs of 305 in the squat, 180 bench and 320 deadlift, this 132 pound weight class lifter combines impressive strength and a head turning physique. Martinez got into powerlifting after a successful career as a basketball […]

  • Why Your Hard Work Is Making You Fatter

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on May 7, 2012

    Consistency is king, right? Everyone knows that some things work better than others, but no matter what, if you workout more, and eat healthy foods then you will lose fat, get more ‘ripped’, and increase your strength. What if I told you that all your hard work, dedication, time, and effort are being wasted because […]

  • Recovery Nutrition: Never Miss a Day

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 31, 2011

    Kevin M. Pierce, DC, DACBSP In Augusts’ article, Muscle Healing…an Internal Clock to Recovery; we talked about types of tissue injuries, physiological time frames for healing and the Paradigm approach to managing the return from a muscular injury. In this month’s article, we will examine a nutritional approach to what the body needs on a […]

  • Youth Training Considerations: Part II

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 24, 2011

    By James Smith Director of Sports Programming Juggernaut Training Systems The problems have been identified as: –        Inadequate Coaching Qualification and Instruction of Youth Movement Skill Development –        Lack of Collegiate Sports Physiology Curricula –        Inadequate Collegiate Physical Education Curricula The immediate solution demands that existing coaches and educators assume the responsibility of overcoming […]

  • Juggernaut Jacked Cookbook-Breakfast

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 17, 2011

      By Chad Wesley Smith I started lifting weights as a rollie-pollie 5-8 175 pound 14 year old with a massive bench of 155 pounds. Eleven years and several million calories later, I am 6-1 315 pounds with the #1 powerlifting total in the US for the 308s weight class. I can say with full […]

  • Workout Nutrition and Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake Recipe

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 12, 2011

    When Do I Eat What? This is one of the most common questions we hear at Juggernaut. Sadly, protein and ‘nutritional’ food companies have clouded this concept and left many working hard in the wrong direction.  The two most common misconceptions are that you need to ‘carb load’ before you work out and immediately after completing a training session, […]

  • Juggernaut Jiu Jitsu Training Session

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 10, 2011

    Take a step behind the scenes at Juggernaut and observe some of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes in action. In today’s session we follow Diogo Lacerda, a brown belt and professor at Gracie Barra Huntington Beach, as he performs the main portion of today’s training session. Lacerda is one month away from competing at No-Gi […]

  • Juggernaut Jacked Cookbook-Snacks

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 6, 2011

    As you progress in your mass and strength gains, 3 big meals a day just wont cut it anymore, so you are gonna need to feed in between your big meals. These snack recipes will provide you with lots of quality calories and can either be prepared very quickly without much equipment or made ahead […]

  • [youtube height="344" width="425"]pB29lyTZP0k[/youtube] CLICK to Buy The Juggernaut Jiu-Jitsu Physical Preparation Manual available at… Five Training Tips, Myths and Guidelines to Become a Nightmare on the Mat 1.  Improve Your Maximal Strength and Everything Improves- Increasing your maximal strength will have a positive benefit on your jumping, sprinting, pushing power and conditioning. Jiu Jitsu has […]

  • Explosive Nutrition Part II

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on May 4, 2011

    Disclaimer: Any claim and recommendation that I make in this article is buttressed and developed out of the research that is cited in Explosive Nutrition Part I. In Part I we discussed that when it comes to performing well aerobically, explosively and mentally,  carbohydrates provide the fuel our bodies prefer, not fats.  When there is […]


    By Juggernaut | In Training | on March 24, 2011

    By Nate Winkler 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 […]

  • What I Did and Should Have Done as a Young Athlete

    By Juggernaut | In Football, Training | on November 29, 2010

    Here at Juggernaut I train a ton of high school and college athletes and I listen to a lot of stupid things that they do. I’m 23 years old, a relatively young athlete myself. I know I make plenty of mistakes, but I also know that I’ve done a lot of things correctly to get […]

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