Quality AND Quantity

Quality and quantity are important together, in almost equal amounts, when it comes to forcing the body into the physiological and neurological adaptation necessary to achieve the goals you're after.

How to Prepare for, Pass, and Get the Most Out of the SFL

Like the SFG, one of the biggest challenges for SFL participants can be figuring out how to prepare. This article is meant to serve as a guide to help you develop a plan to be ready for and get the most out of your SFL experience.

The Subtle But Essential Role of the Triceps Brachii in the Deadlift

The triceps brachii are often overlooked in the deadlift, even by competitive powerlifters. But when engaged properly, they help you generate more strength and power and reduce injury.

300 Seconds: A Guide to Maximizing Your Rest Intervals

This length of time may seem like an eternity, but taking long rest intervals between work sets is one of the keys to building strength.

Kettlebells and Deadlifting: A Match Made in Heaven?

There are many excellent exercises you can do with a kettlebell, but I have stuck to the two-hand swing. As an assistance exercise for the deadlift it is amazing.

How to Build the Hard Style Powerlifter

I’m not very interested, much less qualified, in taking an advanced lifter to the top of the powerlifting world. Rather, it seems most valuable to make real strength training accessible to the masses in a smart, safe way.

When Tension Is a Beautiful Thing

I am neither discussing different types of headaches, nor the strength properties of a barbell and its ability to resist bending and becoming permanently deformed. I am talking about what your body needs to generate prior to loading it.

The 5TRM Back Squat Program

Sometimes it is not appropriate to measure 1RM, but what if your back squat program is based off one? Enter the 5TRM - your five technically perfect rep max. A new program inspired by Plan Strong.

Daily Dose Deadlift Plan

This plan will outline how you can overcome a plateau and keep building your lifts using the deadlift as an example. It's simple, and even feels easy to do.

The Secret to Big Deadlifts: Do the Small Things

Here is what you need to do to stay healthy while gaining strength in your deadlifts and other barbell lifts.