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  •  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 […]

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  • Is Your ‘Healthy Diet’ Killing You?

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 30, 2012

    By Nate Winkler In Part I of the ‘Everyman Series’ I introduced the idea that there are some holes in the accepted approach to being ‘healthy’. This is the second part in my interviews with Dr. Torrey Gorla, a Naturopathic doctor that integrates Eastern and Western Medical approaches into his practices. Many times, people realize […]

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  • Eating for Size, Strength and Performance

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 3, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith There is plenty of nutrition information on the internet for people looking to get ripped or cut weight, but what about the strength athlete looking to compete at the highest levels. In the quest for ultimate strength, the athlete must consume high volumes of high quality macronutrients.  Facing New Giants As […]

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  • Sin City Strongman Challenge III

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 1, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith On April 21st, I competed in the Sin City Strongman Challenge III, hosted by Nick and Callie Best. I headed out to Vegas on Friday morning and got to spend a nice relaxing day of lounging by the pool with my girl. The competition was Saturday afternoon and it was HOT, […]

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  • Bands and Boards for Chest Health and Strength

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on April 27, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Through years of heavy bench pressing and throwing the shot I often struggled with the health of my pec minors and biceps tendons. During my training for the 2011 SPF Powerstation Pro/Am, this area became particularly problematic and painful. On what would have been a PR double of 500×2 in the […]

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  • Every spring for the past 3 years, Juggernaut has been honored to play host to a contingent of athletes from Great Britain, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400m, Christine Ohuruogu. It is a pleasure to watch Christine, who also has a 2007 World Championship (in 400m) and 2012 Indoor World Championship (4x400m relay) […]

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  • Interview with Olympic Gold Medalist Christine Ohuruogu

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 24, 2012

    Every spring for the past 3 years, Juggernaut has been honored to play host to a contingent of athletes from Great Britain, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400m, Christine Ohuruogu. It is a pleasure to watch Christine, who also has a 2007 World Championship (in 400m) and 2012 Indoor World Championship (4x400m relay) […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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  • Herschel Walker and Bodyweight Beast Building

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on April 16, 2012

    A few nights ago, I watched a special on ESPN about Herschel Walker. If you are my age or younger, you probably haven’t had much exposure to Herschel Walker. If that is the case, you are missing out, not only is the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner one of the all-time great College Football players, he […]

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  • The $100 Diet 2.0

    By Nate Winkler | In Diet, Lose Fat | on April 13, 2012

    With the amount of response and questions we have on a weekly basis for The $100 Diet, I decided to go back, do some tweaking and republish a follow up article with more information in the areas that matter. More menu items, more meal plans, more science to take your performance to the next level. […]

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  • Interview with Blaine Sumner

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 13, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE POUNDS That is how much Blaine Sumner squatted in a belt and knee sleeves on April 1st, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia and that is no April Fools Joke. Sumner broke the IPF Raw World Record with this effort, which came only 1 month after powering up […]

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  • Consolidation of Stressors

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 13, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith Over the course of a training plan, as an athlete gets stronger/faster/more explosive (generally more capable of higher outputs), recovery becomes of paramount importance. Over the course of the training cycle, you must begin to remove (or reduce focus on) the less necessary from the training plan. Also you must begin […]

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  • Improving the Olympic Lifts for Non-Olympic Lifters

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on April 2, 2012

    By Chad Wesley Smith There is constant debate about including the Olympic lifts in athlete’s programs, I’m not here to debate that topic, I have addressed it before in  Why We ACTUALLY Suck at Olympic Lifting and Athletes and Olympic Lifting. The fact of the matter is that Olympic lifting (Clean, Snatch, Jerk and their […]

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  • Juggernaut NFL Combine Recap

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on February 29, 2012

    Juggernaut sent 9 athletes to Indianapolis this past weekend to showcase their talents at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Here is an overview of their results… Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno St. (pictured above) 5’9” 187 pounds 4.39 second 40yd Dash-2nd fastest among all WRs, 3rd fastest at entire combine 17 reps of 225 39” vertical-5th among all WRs […]

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  • Juggernaut NFL Combine Training

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on February 23, 2012

    We are excited to announce that 2012 has been Juggernaut’s first year with a full class of combine athletes. There will be nine Juggernaut athletes showcasing their talents at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis from February 24-28th. They have been working hard since early January here and are ready to show out and […]

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  • Inverted Juggernaut Method: Building High School Beasts

    By Chad Smith | In Training | on February 16, 2012

    The Juggernaut Method is a great program that has helped thousands of athletes take their strength and power to new levels. With Juggernaut’s current crop of high school and junior college football players, I implemented the Inverted Juggernaut Method to help build their work capacity, groove their motor patterns, pack on pounds of muscle and […]

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  • Escaping the Holidaze Part II: Training on a Time Crunch

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on December 21, 2011

    By Nate Winkler In ‘Escaping the Holidaze Part I‘, we looked at the nutritional side of the holiday season, traveling, and all the considerations that come along with being healthy when you’re away from home.  Eating healthy and applying proper nutrient timing is crucial, however, there is an exercise component that is required.  Training during the holidays […]

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  • Athletes and Olympic Lifting

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    The power clean and other Olympic lifts are a staple in strength and conditioning programs for many sports from high school to the pros. Many Westside (Darkside, conjugate, whatever you want to call it) influenced coaches despise it. I’m not one of those. The Olympic lifts are good exercises. They help build explosive power, but you […]

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  • The Prowler Sprint Test

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on November 30, 2010

    The Prowler is a phenomenal conditioning tool. Sadly though, it’s often misused. Making a speed/power athlete get into a lactic zone, while performing long prowler pushes with incomplete rest until they vomit is a perfect example as to how many people are misusing this powerful tool. While this type of training will raise most athletes’ level […]

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