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Explosive Exercises

How To Look Like An Olympic Athlete

With the Olympics underway, millions around the world stare in awe at the amazing athletic feats in everything from boxing to sprinting to  kayaking — and yes, even rhythmic gymnastics. Jokes aside, every athlete at the Olympics is among the best in the world at their respective. sport. None ended up at the Olympics by accident. But one group of… Keep Reading

The Power Primer

Four Training Splits to Build an Athletic Body

We’ve both been there: Every rep feels explosive as if you’ve unlocked another gear. You’re adding weight to the bar and getting stronger damn near every workout. Basically, you feel like Superman. Your skin is tighter, your shirts fit better, and you hold your head high at the beach because frankly, you look fucking awesome.  Then, as quickly as your gains… Keep Reading

How to Develop Rotational Power

What is rotational power? And why is it important for athletes, trainers, and people who want to improve their athleticism? Kennet Waale explains in this extended guest post that comes complete with videos, tutorials, and a sample workout. Over to you, Kennet. Developing rotary power can improve hitting real world strength, overall athleticism, agility, and even straight-line sprinting speed. Yet… Keep Reading

4 Medicine Ball Exercises For Explosive Power

Today I’ve got something special for you: a guest blog post from my coach Joey Percia covering 4 Medicine Ball Exercises For Explosive Power. Joey Percia is a bad-ass who also happens to be an extremely bright coach who runs Percia Performance in New York City. Joey really knows the ins and outs of building a show and go physique. He has a 500+ lb… Keep Reading

Front Squat Progression: Simple and Effective

Let’s talk front squats. I think we’d all agree squats are the king of all exercises. But when you hear the word “squat”  you’re probably thinking back squat. Fair enough. The back squat is the most popular squat around. It’s a staple in nearly every program from the Power Primer for athletic performance to many fat loss plans.  It’s a competitive lift… Keep Reading

Turbo-Charge your Workout

When I was in college I loved to double my pre-workout. After all, the label said it would supercharge my workout. Therefore, if a scoop was good, three or four would be amazing…right? God no. I’ve never done hard drugs, but I can imagine my reaction was pretty similar to taking a batch of “goods” from Walter White. I felt… Keep Reading

Expert Tips to Build Muscle, build muscle

Your 1-Rep Max Testing Made Simple

A generic warm-up and a few arm swings aren’t enough to make the most out of your training. In fact, if you’re looking to build athletic muscle and strength, then you’ll need a specific warm-up that leads up to crushing your 1-Rep Max (1RM). Keep Reading

The Right way to Implement Ramping Sets for Strength

Strength is simple. By adding weight to your lifts you’ll progressive overloading your body and get strong, jacked, and develop a superhuman physique. All you need to do is add weight to the barbell, pick up heavier dumbbells, and make small improvements. Heck, if you bench press 95 pounds by adding only five pounds per week you’ll bench press 355… Keep Reading

Power Versus Strength and General Population Clients

As a coach, I’m in a very unique position. On one hand, I’m blessed to work with a number of awesome athletes.  They’re able to use advanced training methods while running, jumping, and lifting loads that make most of us overrun with jealousy. They’re both genetically elite and for the most part, advanced trainees. At the same time, I have a… Keep Reading

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