– Deadlift Complexes: The Secret Exercise for Insane Strength

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If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’ve struggled with the deadlift. It’s taken a lot of time and focus to get better, and I’ve run into lots of snags along the way. Perhaps my biggest challenge has been

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T-Nation: 4 Bench Press Lies

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I’m not an expert on many things. But if I had to list the top three things I’m most knowledgable about, it’s: Metallica history One-liners from Jaws and Jurassic Park The bench press And since my target audience doesn’t read any websites

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Posted in Lists, Tips and Tricks – Back Squat vs. Front Squat: What’s the Better Choice for Athletes?


Arguing on the internet is dumb. But at least now we’re not arguing about whether squats are good or bad. Now, we’re arguing about what’s better – front squats or back squats. It’s still silly, but at least that means

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Get It Off Your Chest: 3 Tips to Shatter Your Bench Press Sticking Point

Nothing is more frustrating for a lifter than a stubborn sticking point. And for the bench press, that’s almost always two to three inches off the chest. You bring the bar down and press it back up, only to hit

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Stop Saying These 4 Phrases If You Want to be Successful


Thoughts become things. What you think about, you bring about. Your thoughts will manifest your physical actions. – Brian Cain This past weekend I drove down to Pennsylvania to coach my good friend Dave through his first powerlifting meet. Dave’s

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Posted in Lists, Monday Motivation, Rants – Advanced Foam Rolling: 2 Techniques for Better Mobility

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All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves – Kelly Starrett These are wise words from Dr. Starrett, owner of CrossFit San Francisco, founder of and author of the revolutionary book, Becoming A Supple Leopard.

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Next Step: Cressey Sports Performance Internship


I’m psyched to announce that this fall I’ll be interning at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts. If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know that Eric Cressey has been a huge influence on me from day one. Eric

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