High-rep Olympic lifting is rising in popularity largely do to CrossFit. But is it a smart way to train?
Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.
You Crossfitters? You core trainers? You unilateral trainers? You're not training. You're just exercising, and you're never going to get any better than you are today.
In almost any circumstance, except marathon running, you're better off training strength than you are training conditioning.
600-pound benchers may be forgiven for not focusing on the press. Your narrow ass, on the other hand, has no excuses.
It's okay that you don't know how to deadlift if you were never taught properly. But if you still don't know after reading this article, that's a different story.
There's a big difference between training and just exercising. Do you know what it is? We'll give you a clue: it has to do with adaptation.
There are easier, more fun ways to squat than below parallel. Trouble is, they don't work.
Give this article to the newbie you've taken under your wing. He may not listen to you when it comes to recovery and growth tactics, but if he won't listen to Rippetoe, wash your hands of the little SOB.
One simple adjustment in your lower back position could allow you to start smashing personal records immediately.
Being a novice is a beautiful thing if you want to add strength and muscle to your frame at a shocking rate. Here's a program that will help you do just that.
From the Lone Star State comes a good ol' program with simple, linear progressions to get you hombres to the next level of strength respectability.