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  • 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.  […]

  • Throwers (shot put, discus, hammer, javelin) are undoubtedly some of the most powerful athletes on the planet. The feats I have seen with my own eyes and heard anecdotally from coaches during my decade as a high level shot putter, could fill a book. From Wernor Gunthor jumping up and over a series of 12 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Squat Development for Weightlifting

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting, Squat | on January 23, 2013

    Since the press was eliminated from competition in 1972, weightlifting has become a completely lower body dominant sport.  Yet – not surprisingly – there is much debate over the best methods by which to develop leg strength for weightlifters. Sometimes – very surprisingly – there is even debate over the need for weightlifters to have […]

  • Throwing is one of the most overlooked sports of Strength Sports.  There is minimal info, compared to Powerlifting, Strongman or Weightlifting, regarding on how to train for it and of the info out there, very little of it addresses how to properly train to throw farther.  I wrote Training LAB to address this issue.  I […]

  • Get to Know Pete Rubish

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 7, 2013

    Name: Pete Rubish Age: 21 Height/Weight: 6’0” 235 lbs. Hometown: Cambridge, WI Current City: Madison, WI Years Training: 7 years Years Competing: 3 years Competition PRs: 661 lb. Squat (no knee wraps), 352 lb. bench press, 777 lb. deadlift Where You Train: My basement, Capital Fitness, University Weight Room, Pro Gym Day Job: Student What […]

  • JTS Classic: Baseball Training Considerations

    By Chad Smith | In Sports Training | on December 3, 2012

    Physical preparatory training for baseball players seems to lag behind that of other sports and due to this lack of emphasis of general physical preparedness, baseball players are prone to experience many similar problems to those discussed in James Smith’s article “The Club Sports Conundrum”. I am often frustrated by baseball coaches who feel that the overwhelming […]

  • Get to Know Matt Vincent

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 7, 2012

    Read Matt’s Training Log Here Name: Matt Vincent Age: 29 Height/Weight :  6’/280 Hometown: Sulphur LA Current City: Baton Rouge LA Years Training: 15 Years Competing: 3 full years Highland Games PRs in relevant lifts/events: Highland events-Braemar 22#: 45’ Open Stone 16#: 60’5” 56# weight for distance:  48’2” 28# weight for distance: 94’2” (North American […]

  • Off Season Training and Goals

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on July 10, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith With my 3rd place finish at the Europa Platinum Plus Strongman show in Connecticut a few weeks ago, I failed to earn my pro card and am forced to change my training plans a bit for the rest of the year. It was very clear the things that held me back […]

  • 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 […]

  • How I Would Westside

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on June 15, 2012

    The methods used by a certain powerlifting gym in Columbus, Ohio are undoubtedly among the most popular in powerlifting and strength & conditioning today. This gym has produced some of the strongest geared powerlifters in history through the use of heavy good mornings, box squatting, training with bands and chains and partial range bench press […]

  • 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 […]

  •  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 […]

  • Gear vs. Raw Training: Interview with Brandon Lilly

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 7, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith   Brandon Lilly has trained with some of the top powerlifters in the country, spending time both at the legendary Westside Barbell and Lexen Extreme alongside the one and only Chuck Vogelpohl. With geared PRs of 1005 in the squat, 820 in the bench and 755 in the deadlift, Brandon has […]

  • Juggernaut Athlete of the Month-May

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on June 5, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Doing an athlete of the month award is something that I’ve been meaning to do for several months now and just haven’t taken the time to do so. Lately, our athlete’s performances have been so overwhelming that they must be recognized for the world to know. At Juggernaut we are all […]

  • Simple Guide to Mass Building and Ebook

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on May 17, 2012

    An Expert In Mass Gain At Juggernaut, I have the great opportunity to work with athletes from junior high through the pros and one of the most common goals shared by my younger athletes is, I need to gain weight. I consider myself to be an expert mass gainer, at the age of 14, a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Medicine Ball Throws for Explosive Power Development

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 18, 2012

    Chad and Juggernaut athlete Blake Rodgers (U of Washington bound linebacker) demonstrate some of Juggernaut’s favorite variations to build explosive strength throughout the entire body. Medicine ball throws are a great tool to develop explosive power because of uninhibited triple extension, multi directional/planar movement, high velocities achieved and ease of learning the movement. Medicine ball throws can also be […]

  • Get Chad’s RAW squat training guide FREE!

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 16, 2012

    Juggernaut Owner Chad Wesley Smith joined extremely elite company when he squatted 905 pounds raw. Smith’s squat broke the American Record in the 308s weight class and ranked him in the top 10 all time, regardless of bodyweight. In The Raw Squat Training Guide, Chad gives you a wealth of information to improve your performance […]

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