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Eccentric Accentuated Training for Legs

Eccentric Accentuated Training for Legs

Eccentric accentuated training can be a bit tricky when applying it to lower body strength training. Here’s how to apply the bilateral assisted negative accentuated (BANA) 2:1 method to squats, split squats, and lunges for strong and massive legs.

Combine The Trap Bar & Landmine for Functional Strength

Combine The Trap Bar & Landmine for Functional Strength

Two of my favorite strength training tools are the landmine and the trap bar. Here's how to combine both of these awesome and versatile training tools to create some amazing full body exercises.

Train Every Movement with Offset Angles

Train Every Movement with Offset Angles

If you're looking for a unique training protocol that not only improves muscle activation and body mechanics but can also be applied to every movement pattern there is, you'll want to give the offset angle training method a try.

The Best Zercher Squats You’ve Never Done

The Best Zercher Squats You’ve Never Done

The barbell Zercher squat is an incredibly effective lower body exercise.  However it also has its share of downfalls.  Here's how to use kettlebells and landmine stations to improve the effectiveness of this classic strength exercise.  

The Best Dumbbell Squeeze Press You've Never Done

The Best Dumbbell Squeeze Press You've Never Done

The dumbbell squeeze press is one of the most effective exercises for crushing your chest, shoulders, and triceps.  However, by applying principles of eccentric overload we can make the movement even better.  Here's how.

One Exercise To Rule Them All

One Exercise To Rule Them All

I frequently run into a scenario where I'm asked what exercise I would chose if I could only select one movement.  While this is a difficult choice I decided to chose an exercise that literally targets every muscle from head to toe.  So here it is. 

Olympic Weightlifting with Reactive Neuromuscular Training

Olympic Weightlifting with Reactive Neuromuscular Training

If you're looking for a method that maximizes the effectiveness of Olympic lifts and also saves the joints, you'll want to implement reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) to your cleans and snatches.  Here's how to do it plus 7 unique benefits. 

The Most Effective Chest Press You’ve Never Done

The Most Effective Chest Press You’ve Never Done

I recently developed a unique chest press that may in fact be one of the most effective chest presses I’ve ever used.  I refer to this as the Pivot Press.  Besides crushing both the upper and middle regions of the pectorals it also hits the entire posterior chain.

Make Kettlebells More Effective

Make Kettlebells More Effective

Kettlebells are one of the best tools for performing a variety of movements including deadlifts, squats, rows, lunges, and more.  Unfortunately the ability to overload the muscles adequately can compromise their effectiveness.  Here's how to resolve that.

The Best Way To Use The Smith Machine

The Best Way To Use The Smith Machine

The Smith machine gets a bad rap in the fitness industry.  In fact, I rarely use it with my athletes.  The one exception to this rule is the bilateral assisted negative accentuated training protocol (BANA) as it's one of the most effective methods there is. 

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

Single Leg Olympic Lifts for Athletic Performance

Performing Olympic lifts from a single leg or unilateral position particularly when using a full hang eccentric isometric RDL helps to resolve many common issues athletes struggle with particularly imbalances, stability, motor control, and mobility.  

Sling Shot Rows for Massive Back & Lats

Sling Shot Rows for Massive Back & Lats

Targeting the upper back and lats can oftentimes be quite difficult even for advanced lifters as you have to work directly through the grip, forearms, and biceps to get to your back.  Using the slingshot method overcomes this issue and crushes the lats.