powerlifting Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Take What Is Useful And Leave The Rest

    By Derek Woodske | In Training | on July 31, 2014

    I have been influenced by some of the greatest strength coaches in our industry and I have also pushed back against them with the might of both my hands, not because of an intrinsic need for rebellion or antiauthoritarian tendencies, but because their systems were preventing me from winning. Allow me to explain. I was […]

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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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  • Blaine Sumner – The Gorilla’s Jungle

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting, Squat | on July 5, 2014

    On June 22nd I competed at the USAPL Men’s National Championships in Philadelphia, PA. Going into this meet I had huge goals with full confidence I’d achieve them. I had a nearly impeccable 16 week training cycle leading up to the meet and was nearly 100% healthy with the exception of tweaking my L5-S1 disc […]

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  • Powerlifting in Pearls: The Down Low

    By Caitlyn Trout | In Iron Woman, Powerlifting | on June 5, 2014

    I realize that things have sort of been on the down low in regards to my training lately but here we are now and I’m about to give you the scoop.  I have recently had a set back with training due to an injury. I was deadlifting and pulled some muscles in my lower back, […]

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  • Get to Know Leanna Carr

    By Juggernaut | In Iron Woman, Powerlifting | on June 4, 2014

    Meet Leanna Carr, a fast rising powerlifter and figure competitor, based in Athens, GA. Leanna has transformed herself from cheerleader, to self-proclaimed party girl, into an emerging star in the fitness world. Combining beauty and strength like a true Iron Woman, Leanna is on a mission to help inspire and empower women across the world […]

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  • Get to Know Kevin Oak

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on May 16, 2014

    Kevin Oak is a sprinter turned powerlifter who is quickly making a big name for himself with his combination of awesome strength and muscular physique. Kevin starting building his explosive power as a sprinter for Villanova University before turning his efforts to powerlifting. Kevin is based in New York City and trains out of the […]

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  • Strong360: 5 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Lifter

    By Brandon Lilly | In Training | on May 12, 2014

    This article was originally published in Strong360 Monthly our digital magazine filled with exclusive articles, videos and programming. Strong360 Monthly is included with membership the Strong360: The Community of Strength, our one-of-a-kind membership community to help connect you with Team Juggernaut and other athletes, coaches and trainers looking to share information, learn and improve!   […]

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  • A Case Against Specificity

    By Mike Tuchscherer | In Training | on February 24, 2014

    Pendulums swing to and fro.  That’s what pendulums do.  I see another pendulum swinging lately and this one has to do with exercise specificity.  Not long ago, the pendulum was as far away from specificity as it gets.  Lots of lifters and popular writers talked about what assistance exercises drove their lifts the most.  In […]

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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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  • Tips for Your 1st Powerlifting Meet

    By Corey Hayes | In Powerlifting | on January 22, 2014

    Its finally meet day! You’re probably a nervous wreck. Your eye is on the prize and thats all you can think about…. Well unfortunately, to win, you need to be able to think. Here is a run down for each list of things you need to do, small tips that could help big time.   […]

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  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective Strength Athletes

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on October 5, 2013

    by Greg Nuckols Lots of ink has been spilled covering the nuances of strength training.  Everyone has their own pet program, favorite accessory exercises, mobility drills and warm-ups they view as essential, and the list goes on. However, as fun as it is to discuss new ideas and approaches, let us not forget that LOTS […]

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  • Shut Up and Lift

    By Blaine Sumner | In Powerlifting | on October 2, 2013

    As I sat down and thought about what I wanted to write for my next article, I had an idea but didn’t know how to go forward with it. I don’t like negative articles but the topic is negative; so I wanted to put a positive spin on it. It is a discussion that has […]

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  • Conditioning for Strength Athletes

    By Chad Smith | In Endurance | on September 26, 2013

    One of the questions I receive most frequently on Facebook, is something to the effect of  ‘what kind of conditioning should I do to avoid losing my gainz?” Well I’m here to address my 2 favorite ways for strength athletes (powerlifters, strongmen, weightlifters, highland games throwers) to ‘condition’ and improve both their performance and physique. […]

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  • The Derby City Seminar

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 25, 2013

    The Derby City Seminar brings you over 5 hours of information from some of Juggernaut’s most popular authors. This seminar was $300 to attend in person, not including travel/lodging/food/etc, so this is a tremendous value. This product includes 3 seminar presentations and a roundtable Q&A/discussion. Get It Here! Brandon Lilly kicks things off with Reclaiming Real […]

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  • Strength Doesn’t Care

    By Mike Tuchscherer | In Powerlifting | on August 19, 2013

    This past June, I went to Russia for the IPF raw world championships.  I met one of the Austrian lifters in the 120kg class — Alex.  He was a real nice guy and we had a good chat about training and such.  Fast forward until a few weeks ago.  Alex emailed me to let me […]

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  • Patience and Belief

    By Paul Carter | In Training | on July 15, 2013

    “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho When I started lifting weights at fourteen years old I could barely bench press the bar.  By “the bar” I mean the empty bar. […]

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  • Interview with Travis Mash

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting | on July 10, 2013

    Travis Mash is one of the most well-rounded athletes and coaches of recent years. A former college football player for D-1AA powerhouse Appalachian St, Mash took up weightlifting, before breaking Ed Coan’s all-time pound-for-pound total record in powerlifting. Mash is now a top level coach for athletes and lifters alike at Mash Elite Performance in […]

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  • Lilly and Carter on Lifting and Life-Part 2

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting, Training | on June 21, 2013

    What would you do if you could go back and start over? If you could go back in time to the first day you stepped in the gym and tell your young, naive, maybe stupid, version of yourself, what would you say? Brandon Lilly and Paul Carter are two of the most knowledgable and outspoken […]

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