Monthly Archives: August 2013

Squat Assistance Work

A breakdown of my approach to assistance work for the squat exercise. It includes squat variations, posterior chain work, abdominal exercises, drills to improve explosiveness, and more!

Fitness Industry Built to Make Money – Video from Ice Cream Fitness

A video from Jason Blaha of Ice Cream Fitness about the greed that poisons the fitness industry as a whole.

Overhead Press Assistance Work

Some assistance work I recommend to help develop a stronger overhead press.

Improve Hip & Ankle Mobility – Video of the Month

An awesome video from powerlifter Jonnie Candito about how to improve mobility to squat deeper with two simple exercises.

So You Think You Can Deadlift? – Video Series

The new ‘So You Think You Can Deadlift?’ video series from champion powerlifter Matt Wenning.

When to Use Straps – Video from Jonnie Candito

US national level powerlifter Jonnie Candito discusses his thoughts on using lifting straps to train the deadlift.

Limber 11 Video – Upgrade of Agile 8

The upgraded version of the Agile 8 lower body flexibility routine from DeFranco’s Gym. The Limber 11 routine is outlined by Joe DeFranco himself.

Bench Press Assistance

My take on bench press assistance work based on what I’ve learned in my training.

Video of the Week & Reverse Grip Bench Article

A video about hips shooting up too quickly on the deadlift and how to fix it. Also an article about reverse grip bench press!

Grip Training

Grip strength is important for people who lift heavy weights. Learn how to improve your grip strength with a few simple exercises.

I Don’t Even Lift T-Shirt

The “I Don’t Even Lift” t-shirt is available in various styles and colors for both men and women. It’s the coolest lifting t-shirt I’ve come across in a while.

Chad Wesley Smith 1 Minute Q&A

Some 1min Q&A videos from professional strongman Chad Wesley Smith. This guy knows his stuff!

Women Should Lift Heavy

Why women should stop worrying about getting ‘too bulky’ and lift heavy things instead.

Does Cardio Kill Your Gainz?!

A video from Jonnie Candito about doing cardio when you’re lifting for strength and/or muscle size. It may actually benefit you to do some cardio!

Pain Relief with Self Myofascial Release from Kai Wheeler

I just came across Kai Wheeler’s YouTube channel and she has some awesome self myofascial release (SMR) videos I wanted to share with you. I touched on this in my active recovery article, but today I’ll just stick to a few quick videos from Kai Wheeler on how to release parts of the body that

Earbuds In

A good way to tune out bad music and annoying people at the gym is a tiny iPod Shuffle you can clip to your clothing. There is even a waterproof one!

Hook Grip Video with Hilarious Comment

A video about using a hook grip to deadlift from strengthcamp came with one hilarious comment.

Video of the Week & Interdasting Articles

A video of my buddy Ant cooking a breakfast burrito and some articles about inflammation, strength training in general, complexes, and grip training!

DOMS Prevention & Treatment

In this article, I’m going to cover a few simple things you can do to help prevent the dreaded Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) as much as possible. If it can’t be avoided completely, I’m also going to offer you a few tools to alleviate it.