If you want more speed and power, lift with chains and bands. If you want faster gains, lift with chains and bands. In this post we'll talk all about why doing your lifts with chains and bands is in your best interest and how you should go about it. Use Chains and Bands for CAT … Continue reading Lift with Chains and Bands
Strongman training has become very popular in recent years, and for a very good reason. It is an incredibly efficient way to improve your strength endurance and lean up. When done correctly, strongman training is better than any "cardio" routine. For most sports, you need muscular endurance, which normal treadmill and elliptical training will not … Continue reading Strongman Training for Conditioning and Fat Loss
Train your grip if you want to be strong. If you do anything that involves your hands, grip strength will benefit you. Grip strength is usually the weak link in upper body strength. No matter what prime mover muscle your using, that power has to be transferred through your hands. If you want "functional" strength, … Continue reading Train Your Grip for Super Strength
Athletics usually requires us to move faster than our opponents. No matter what your sport and regardless of your strategy, you will ultimately need to move with some degree of speed and power to win.
Some people (mainly girls) worry that they will get too big if they lift weights. For the athlete in a sport with weight classes, that's a problem. So if you lift, will you bulk up?
Strength training is not a current innovation. Egyptian tombs demonstrate pictures of lifting sacks loaded with sand and stone performing swinging and tossing work outs. These sorts of things were likewise prevalent in early Germany, Scotland, and Spain.
The Bulgarian weightlifters won lots of medals in the Olympics during the eighties when they were coached by Abadijev and this is the technique he created.
This is one you most often see done wrong in the gym (if you see anyone doing it at all). This is a very big lift that makes you want to roll over and die while you're doing it and makes you feel like the Hulk after you crush a heavy set.
The 5x5 program is probably the most popular out there for strength gains, and I think it's awesome for any new lifter who wants to start lifting heavy. I'll keep this simple so you can go right to the gym with this.
Some people only focus on higher rep ranges that work the type I fibers because they want better endurance, but there's a big drawback. Higher rep ranges are terrible at increasing your power output, meaning you can't move faster, jump higher or hit harder.