The Case for Grease-the-Groove Jump Training

So you want to improve your jumping ability? First, get strong and symmetrical. Then start “greasing the groove” (GTG) with all sorts of jumps. The Obsession of World-Class Jumpers Speaks Victor Lonsky, Distinguished Coach of the USSR who prepared a whole school of elite high jumpers in a small town: In our gym there are […]

What is “Work Capacity”? [Part II]

The original Russian term rabotosposobnost literally translates into “work ability.” A better translation would be “potential productivity.”

“Long Rests”: A Revolution in Interval Training

My father and I were having a typical conversation about rest periods between sets when he reminded me of "Smoke Bellew," a classic story by one of our favorite writers.

The Top 5 Ab Training Mistakes

By now, proper abdominal training should not be a mystery. Pavel sets us straight with his own list article of ab training mistakes.

How to Build Your Slow Fibers, Part II

I present you with a plan that will increase your pressing strength and endurance by building up slow muscle fibers in your triceps.

Swing Versus Snatch

When it comes to swing versus snatch, which should you be doing and why? Let's break it down by goal and muscle group.

What is “Work Capacity”? [Part I]

Fight the urge to say "work capacity" — or be ready to specify the dominant energy system or the power, tempo, and duration of the exercise.

The Patience of Strength: the Russian Science of Rest Intervals

An Italian food writer launched a “slow food” movement to promote leisurely meals to enjoy the company of friends and even to taste the food. Perhaps we should do the same in strength.

How to Build Your Slow Fibers Part III

Attempting to combine FT and ST training for all major muscle groups is a different ball game. Before you jump in head first, here is what you need to consider.

How to Build Your Slow Fibers, Part I

Selouyanov’s protocols have been used with extraordinary success by many elite Russian athletes from a variety of sports, so let's take a look at them.