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The Bilateral Deficit and Unilateral Training

What the heck is the bilateral deficit? Watch the video.

There may be some skepticism or confusion regarding the bilateral deficit. People may wonder why they cannot 1-arm bench press more […]

How to Get Eccentric Strength

Does lowering the weight slowly focus on eccentric strength?

First, does specific eccentric strength even exist? We classify muscle contractions as eccentric, isometric, and concentric. But physiologically is there any difference? […]

Front Squats vs Back Squats

Among athletes and strength coaches there is much debate over which is better for athletes who need to get stronger, front squats or back squats. This debate is rather silly. […]

The Strength-Speed Spectrum

Human movement relies on contraction of muscle-tendon complexes. Different movements require different types of contractions, which rely on different combinations of strength, explosiveness, springiness, and flexibility. The last three factors […]

Short vs Tall Athletes

Some of my first training experience was helping my friend Chris to jump higher. Over two years of training (with some breaks) he made great progress, despite not being a […]

How to Get a Lean Body and Be Healthy

Controlling body weight and composition is a huge topic when it comes to the health of the general public and also an important responsibility for athletes. Technology, the food industry, […]

Olympic Lifting for Non-lifting Athletes

The sport of weightlifting consists of the clean & jerk and the snatch. This article will refer to those as the olympic lifts. In these lifts, a barbell is essentially […]

Basic Nutrition

Nutrition is a crucial component of sports training that is too often not given much thought. The key thing to understand is that all the intelligent, advanced training in the world is completely […]