Written by Team Juggernaut
At Juggernaut we strive to bring you the highest quality content from athletes and coaches who are currently in the trenches, training hard and dominating at the highest levels. In case you missed some articles this month, we’ve got you covered with some of our favorites from the month of August!
1. Which Diet is Right for You? by Molly Galbraith
Molly gives you an unbiased overview and breakdown of some of the pros, cons and key aspects of 7 of the most popular diets being utilized today!
2. The Not-So-Evils of High Rep Weightlifting by Jacob Tsypkin
With the popularization of CrossFit, there has been great debate about the merits and safety of using the Olympic lifts and their variations for high repetitions. Jacob weighs in with his thoughts in this controversial response to an article written by Mark Rippetoe.
3. Strength Doesn’t Care by Mike Tuchscherer
Mike Tuchscherer, one of the World’s premier coaches and lifters (and a speaker/coach at the upcoming Become Unstoppable Seminar), gives it to you straight in this one, telling you that your strength goals don’t care about your excuses. A very motivational read.
4. Lumbar Spine Rehab-Part 1 by Dr. Jason Reynolds
Lower back pain and injuries are nearly epidemic in America today (and even more so in strength sports). Jason Reynolds, personal doctor to Chad Wesley Smith, discusses the mechanism and evaluation of Chad’s 2 herniated discus suffered in late May.
5. Three Great Supplements for Every Strength Athlete by Josh Thigpen
It’s well know that there is a lot of BS being sold in the supplement industry. Josh Thigpen gives you a straight forward guide to what you really need to be taking.
6. Dan Green on Knees In the Squat
Dan Green’s article West of Westside caused a lot of people to get their squat briefs in a bunch, but one point he discussed that went misunderstood was his promotion of an inward knee motion during the squat. In this video, Dan demonstrates this technique and how it can benefit you.
7. How I Got Here: A Reflection On My Journey from Beginner to Advanced by Chad Wesley Smith
It is important to understand the evolution of training undergone by elite athletes like those on TeamJTS. In this article, Chad takes you back to the start of his training career and reflects on every stage from high school, through his ascent in strength sports.