Training Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • 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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  • Starting Strongman: A Shift In Focus

    By Kalle Beck | In Strongman, Training | on June 29, 2014

    I apologize for being absent recently with my JTS logs.   My training has been down in the dumps since the Arnold due to injury, and my body just being a mess in general. Limping from contest to contest thinking I needed to do it NOW caught up with me.   I am happy to […]

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  • What Are You Listening To?

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on May 15, 2014

    What music gets you fired up? Everybody has something that helps light a fire inside them to push a little bit harder and heavier. Head over to our Facebook Page and let us know what you’re listening to. Here is some of Team Juggernaut’s favorite songs right now in the gym… Maya Camille Winters-”I Get […]

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  • Selecting Specific Strength Exercises

    By martin bingisser | In Training | on February 17, 2014

    It is one thing to know which specific strength exercises to use, but the power is really in understanding how and when to use them. And just as creating specific strength exercises is individual to each sport, so is the process of using them. The most common question I receive from members of my site […]

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  • 34 Training Tips for Women

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on January 10, 2014

    Women face some unique training challenges when compared to their males counterparts. Making sure you take these tips into account will ensure that your female athletes are staying healthy, performing optimally and keeping motivated! Chad Wesley Smith 1. Women respond to and need higher frequency training than men. 2. For beginner and intermediate female lifters, […]

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  • Don’t Stop In-Season Training for Football

    By ryan burgess | In Football | on September 30, 2013

    As our days get shorter and the calendar drifts from summer to fall, it means that in the good old US of A, football is here. From Pop Warner all the way to NFL the regular season is in full swing, with athletes entrenched in their weekly march towards a coveted championship.  The majority of […]

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  • Squat Tips and Cues from the Chicago Seminar

    By Juggernaut | In Squat | on June 19, 2013

    A few weeks ago, Team Juggernaut, held a 2 day seminar at Crossfit Chicago. It was an awesome event with athlete’s hitting PRs everywhere under the watchful eye of our coaching staff, including Brandon Lilly, Paul Carter, Eric Lilliebridge, Ernie Lilliebridge Sr, Ernie Lilliebridge Jr, Caitlyn Trout, Pete Rubish, Chad Wesley Smith and the greatest […]

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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.  […]

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  • Football Combine Training

    By Chad Smith | In Football, Speed Training, Sports Training | on April 4, 2013

      Combine/Pro Day preparation is one of the most high profile endeavors a physical preparation coach can undertake. It is one of the few occasions where the bright light shines on your athlete and your work is so directly impacting their performance, not to mention that the quality of that performance is so easily measured […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • How I Built My Best Squat Ever-Split Squats

    By Corey Hayes | In Squat | on January 21, 2013

    Check Out These Other Parts of the How I Built My Best Squat Ever series… Front Squats by Dan Green   Low Bar Good Mornings by Blaine Sumner After sitting and thinking about an assistance move that has helped me the most throughout the years and going back throughout my old training logs, one movement […]

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  • Get To Know Squat?

    By Juggernaut | In Squat | on January 17, 2013

    Starting Monday January 21st, JTSstrength.com is brining you SQUAT WEEK! Six days dedicated to the king of all lifts, the squat. All this week we will have articles to help you improve everything about your squat; from programming to mobility to technique and nutrition, everything you need to know about squatting will be covered. Team […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Get to Know Ariel Stephens

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 5, 2013

    Name: Ariel Stephens Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5 ft.3 in. / 69 kg Hometown: Woodland, California Current City: Woodland, California Years Training: 10 months (Since March 2012) Years Competing: 10 months PRs: 76kg Snatch, 98kg Clean & Jerk Where You Train: Recently, I have been training in different gyms all over. I primarily train in Woodland, by myself at […]

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  • Fixing the Snatch for the Crossfit Athlete

    By Nathan Wilson | In Crossfit Training | on January 4, 2013

    To master the Olympic lifts it takes many years of repetitive daily training and drilling of the movements. And even then I’m sure some top lever weightlifters would claim that no one ever really masters the lifts. So when you throw these highly technical movements into a crossfit class you are undoubtedly going to see […]

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  • Get to Know Corey Hayes

    By Juggernaut | In Powerlifting | on January 2, 2013

    Name: Corey Hayes Age: 22 Height/Weight: 5’10 / 235lbs Hometown: Prestonsburg, KY Current City: Richmond, KY Years Training: 7 Years Competing: 6 PRs: My current raw competition PR’s are Squat: 725 Bench: 425 Deadlift: 680 Total: 1825 @220 The deadlift was done about 7 months after herniating my L5 and S1, Im proud of the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Team Juggernaut Roundtable, Part 2-Recovery

    By Juggernaut | In Recovery | on November 29, 2012

    In Part 2 of the Team Juggernaut Roundtable discussion, Chad Wesley Smith, Brandon Lilly, Brad Little and Ryan Brown of Team Juggernaut, along with Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Laird and Corey Hayes discuss how to promote proper recovery through well managed training, proper nutrition and utilizing various recovery modalities. Watch, Learn and SHARE…

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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