For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.
"Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"
A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson
Why in the name of Pavlov did I just eat that? I mean, the whole bloody thing!
What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.
Gary Homann isn't your garden variety weightlifter. Sure, he's 180 pounds at 6% body fat. Sure, he had the best 500 meter indoor rowing time in the world last year in his class and he's been an ACSM certified health and fitness instructor for the past nine years. But Gary's also got a Master's degree in applied health psychology and is currently working on finishing his Ph.D. in psychology.
Over the last couple of months, T-Nation has been asking its strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their ten most powerful tips.
Sometimes it's really interesting to dig into the microscopic details of training and nutrition, to dissect the body of academia and examine every little study. That's how we learn things. That's how we refine the science that later helps us get bigger and stronger and leaner.
Fat loss is a hot topic. Every month there are thousands of articles and dozens of new books telling people how to eat, how to exercise, and how to supplement to lose their flab. Now's my turn.
Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts
This posterior chain program might just give it to you!
In this article, we'll talk about Lance again. This time, I'll recount my brush with him during this past year's Tour de France. I'll use this example to discuss how you can learn how to prepare and display adaptability even when you're on the road.
Coach Staley provides his best tips that have made the greatest impact on how he thinks and trains. Check it out.
The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.
"I had learned what it means to ride the Tour de France. It's not about the bike. It's a metaphor for life...During our lives we're faced with so many different elements as well, we experience so many setbacks, and fight such a hand-to-hand battle with failure, head down in the rain, just trying to stay upright and to have a little hope...It is a test."
A while back we asked some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips, but when Ian King tackled this assignment, he decided to go about it in a different way.
Over the past few years I've seen many lifters and coaches discussing the seemingly strange movements I prescribe for strength development. Many of these guys are grasping the big picture but missing many of the finer points. To remedy this, I've written this "toolbox" series to help experienced lifters fill in the blanks and newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.
What do you get when you ask some of the world's top strength coaches and nutrition gurus to share their most powerful tips for dramatic physique changes? You get one hell of an article series!
A regular guy uses steroids and chronicles his experiences. Controversy ensues.
Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.
A test for know-it-alls and those who think they do.
Band training for accommodating resistance, variable resistance, and max acceleration.
The best beans and nuts to eat, plus why you shouldn’t worry about so-called anti-nutrients.
Over the past year or so, I've been swamped with requests from readers who want a program that focuses solely on maximal-strength development. What I'm referring to is a maximal-strength focused program that doesn't induce bodyweight from hypetrophy.