Category: Strength Training

Strength Training For Runners: Why You Need it

Strength Training 4 min Read

As a runner you’ve probably avoided strength training and heard things like: “It’ll make you slower”; “it’s going to…

Knee Pain When Running: 5 Exercises to Fix It

Strength Training 7 min Read

I can guess that as a runner, you’re having an ache or pain in your knees or some other…

The Six Best Exercises To Build Bigger Forearms

Arms 1 min Read

A quick guide to the major forearm muscles using my arm These six exercises are the missing pieces in…

To the Girl Who is Worried About Getting Bulky

Strength Training 1 min Read

When I started lifting I had a lot of people tell me I should probably do cardio if I…

Is Lifting Just for Men?

Strength Training 1 min Read

No. Just no. Strength training is not just for the big guys and gym bros you see walking around…

Which Powerlifting (Weightlifting) Belt Should You Get?

Strength Training 1 min Read

Powerlifting belts are awesome when you are ready for them.

When is the Right Time to Start Wearing a Weightlifting Belt?

Strength Training 1 min Read

A friend from high school asked this question recently.

3 Things Missing from Your Strength Program

Strength Training 1 min Read

Strength training programs are typically designed to increase your performance in the Big Three: squat, bench press, and deadlift.

6 Best Exercises To Grow the Medial/Middle/Lateral Delt

Arms 3 min Read

One of the muscles that will make the biggest difference in your physique is one that is often neglected….

Newton’s First Two Laws Applied to the Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

When it comes to pulling your next deadlift PR off the floor, why does physics matter?

6 Tips to Strengthen Weak, Painful Wrists

Arms 1 min Read

Training many clients over the years, I’ve had many complain about feeling discomfort in their wrists. Pain. After just a…

Your Strength Training Has Left This Muscle Weak

Strength Training 1 min Read

It’s called strength training so it makes you strong right?

The Physics Preventing your Next Deadlift PR

Legs 1 min Read

You tried and failed.

The 6 Most Common Deadlift Technique Mistakes

Legs 1 min Read

Everyone loves the deadlift because it seems so simple. Grab the bar, pick it up, and then set it…

5 Conventional Deadlift Cues that Suck

Legs 1 min Read

I wrote 7 Squat Cues That Suck so it made sense to write the conventional deadlift companion article.

How Much Strength Training Should A Beginner Do?

Strength Training 1 min Read

There is no set answer to this because it depends on a few things.

If You Could Only Do Three Exercises…

Strength Training 1 min Read

I’ve told you what exercise you should do if you could only choose one.

If You Could Only Do Two Exercises…

Strength Training 1 min Read

I wrote the article If You Could Only Do One Exercise and it felt like I had to write a…

If you Could Only Do One Exercise

Strength Training 1 min Read

If you could only do one exercise in the gym what would it be?

6 Exercises that are a Waste of your Time

Strength Training 1 min Read

When I choose which exercises to do I always first consider what my goals are.

5 Techniques to Boost your Low Bar Squat Max

Legs 1 min Read

They say practice the way you want to play.

4 Tips for a Bigger Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

There is no truer test of strength than the deadlift, and no other barbell lift demands more grit.

5 Steps to Learn the Squat

Legs 1 min Read

The squat has developed a cult-like following on social media and the internet, but it is absolutely butchered 95%…

4 Steps to Learn the Conventional Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

The conventional deadlift is everyone’s favorite feat of strength. And it’s one of the easiest moves to mess up.

The 5 Best Accessory Exercises for the Low Bar Squat

Legs 1 min Read

Nothing is going to build your low bar squat better than more low bar squats.

The Serious Guide on How to Low Bar Squat

Legs 1 min Read

Here it is. This is our specialty. No one teaches it like we do.  Everything you need to squat…

The Serious Guide On How To Conventional Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

I’d say most people’s conventional deadlift is anything but conventional so I’ve written this guide to fix your wonky…

Use an Earthquake Bar to Improve shoulder stability

Strength Training 1 min Read

The glenohumeral joint (the fancy name for your shoulder) is the most mobile joint in the human body, but…

The Serious Guide on How to Bench Press

Chest 1 min Read

If the bench press hurts your shoulders it’s because you haven’t read The Serious Guide to the Bench Press.

The Best Bar Path for your Bench Press

Chest 1 min Read

One of the first things I learned after becoming a strength coach is that strength training is art. That…

How to Perfect Your Bench Press Setup

Chest 1 min Read

The bench press is the most popular test of strength in the gym.

The 6 Best Accessory Exercises for The Conventional Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

To have a great conventional deadlift you need to have strength throughout the entire body. Your deadlift will only…

The 6 Best Accessory Exercises To Improve Your Bench Press

Chest 1 min Read

The Bench Press is the most common exercise in any gym.

The 5 Best Conventional Deadlift Variations To Increase Your 1RM

Legs 1 min Read

  The Deadlift is the truest test of grit. It answers the question of how deep will you dig…

The 5 Best Exercises To Learn The Conventional Deadlift

Legs 1 min Read

The conventional deadlift is usually the hardest exercise of the Big Three to learn.

How To Do Band Assisted Low Bar Squats

Legs 1 min Read

You can use bands to resist your low bar squat, and you can also use them to assist your…

How To Use Chains For Low Bar Squats

Legs 1 min Read

There are two ways to use chains for low bar squats.

How To Do Band Resisted Low Bar Squats

Legs 1 min Read

Band resisted low bar squats are a novel way to train your legs.

Why Low Bar Squats Hurt Your Wrist And Cause Pain

Legs 1 min Read

  If you find yourself with some wrist pain from low bar squats you are not alone as this…

How To Do Chain Suspended Low Bar Squats

Legs 1 min Read

Chain suspended low bar squats are my single favorite variation of the low bar squat, or any squat for…

Should You Use A Box When You Low Bar Squat?

Legs 1 min Read

 Sometimes.

Why Low Bar Squats Hurt Your Low Back

Legs 1 min Read

Many of us have some low back pain, and we don’t need anything to make it worse.

How Deep Should I Go In A Low Bar Squat?

Legs 1 min Read

Squat depth is one of the most controversial topics in the weightlifting community.

Why Low Bar Squats Hurt Your Hip Flexors & Cause Pain

Legs 1 min Read

Do you feel that pinching feeling in the front of your hips at the bottom of your low bar…

Why Low Bar Squats Hurt Your Shoulders & How To Fix Pain

Legs 1 min Read

One of the biggest adjustments people have to make when moving from high bar squats to low bar squats…

The 4 Components of a Perfect Low Bar Squat

Legs 1 min Read

There are a million moving parts in the low bar squat. Anyone who has tried to coach another on…

3 Sides to a Great Low Bar Squat

Legs 1 min Read

If you set up a camera in front of a squat, to the side, and behind there are tell-tale…

6 Signs Your Squat Sucks

Legs 1 min Read

Squat every day. Don’t skip leg day. Squats are the king. Squats are mega trendy these days, and any…

7 Squat Cues That Suck

Legs 1 min Read

Everyone knows they should squat, but few know how to squat well. Do you know why that is? Because…

The Most Important Strategy For Growing Stronger (And Bigger)

Strength Training 1 min Read

There are countless methods for working out, and just as many “gurus” spouting advice, but I’m here to tell…

The CORRECT way to use STRAPS

Strength Training 1 min Read

Don’t use straps because your grip won’t get stronger.

The REAL reason your grip is WEAK

Strength Training 2 min Read

Deadlifts slip from your grasp. Mayonnaise jars defeat you. Your father-in-law’s handshake leaves you wanting. You’ve got a weak…

The BEST Exercise for Learning the Squat

Legs 1 min Read

  Your heels come off the ground.