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Strength Development
The Core: Deeper Than It Looks
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The chances are, if you ask anyone what the "core" is, they will most likely abs and if you are lucky they may say obliques. While neither of these answers are wrong, the core goes little deeper than...

Women and Strength Training: 3 Myths Uncovered
Category: Strength Development

When it comes to strength training for women, there are many questions as to whether resistance training is really that beneficial in the first place. More specifically the "negative" side effects that supposedly accompany lifting weights...

Periodization: Training Strategy to Outright Maximize Results (Part 1)
Category: Strength Development

In short, Periodization is time management combined with precise training strategy. The overall purpose is to have a structured training plan that will elicit specific training adaptations. These responses to training are brought about

Periodization: Training Strategy to Outright Maximize Results (Part 3)
Category: Strength Development

Within each phase are mesocycles. Within each mesocycle are microcycles. And within each microcycles are the individual training sessions.

Tempo: What Is It and How You Can Use It To Manipulate Your Training Results.
Category: Strength Development

The common method for most people when it comes to gaining strength and size, both athletes and general population, is to lift as much weight as possible as many times as possible. While this standard of strength training does create the intended results and necessary adaptations for size and strength when used properly, there are other variations of strength training that will produce the same strength, size (hypertrophy), and power effect based on the principle of tempo lifting.

The Most Underrated Performance Enhancement: Sleep.
Category: Strength Development

As the title of this article indicates, quality sleep is one of the most overlooked aspects of everyday performance. Studies have even shown lack of sleep can not only cause decreased performance , but also poor ability to utilize nutrition, decreased executive function, memory loss, improper recovery, and even depression.

Strength Training Terminology
Category: Strength Development

It is important that regardless of HOW you might be training, that terminology is consistent across the board so that coach, trainer, or athlete, are on the same page. Below are several commonly used terms in the strength training and performance realm, which can also be applied for general fitness training.

Accommodated Resistance and The Use of Bands and Chains
Accommodated Resistance and The Use of Bands and Chains
Category: Strength Development

The more training experience an individual has, the more challenging it becomes to increase overall strength, explosive strength, and power. Overtime, doing only the same type of lifts will have a lesser and lesser effect, and be more beneficial for maintaining strength. However, there are different loading parameters that you can take to further increase strength and help avoid plataeus.