Archives For strength training

Some of my posts you might have missed:

  1. Wider-than-normal stance squat (Video)
  2. Inzer Forever 13mm Lever Belt Review

And some posts I came across this past week you should read:

  1. Grill the Guru I: Charles Poliquin by Bret Contreras
  2. I'm Pissed Part I, II, III & IV by Glenn Pendlay
  3. Stop Bitching and Start Benching (NSFW) by Jamie Lewis
  4. Some Reasons Why You Should Stop Stretching Your Hip Flexors by Dean Somerset
  5. Is Your Strength Training Deliberate? by David Wu
  6. 5 Little Known Strategies For Super Strength by John Alvino

Are you a little crazy? Do you think (and do stuff) different? When you die, what legacy will you leave?

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Think different.

RIP Steve Jobs.

Stuff You Should Read

  1. Jim Wendler tells you "Don't be that guy that takes shirtless photos of himself so other men can drool on them" and to man up.
  2. Strength training is for everyone, even women!
  3. Nick Horton explains how to rack a front squat
  4. Mike Robertson shows you how to squat (must read)
  5. Mr. Anderson explains what he loves about barbell training, and I can totally relate.
Shoulder Pain

Pain in the Ass..err...Shoulder

What started out as a crappy week actually ended up pretty good.

For some reason I was feeling gassed and light headed after 5x5 squats that I ended up skipping out on the overhead press on Sunday (volume day).

On Tuesday (recovery day) I didn't warm up my shoulders properly before power cleans. Ended up with pain shooting from both of my shoulders right down my arms, and I decided it probably wans't a good idea to do bench press that day.

However Thursday (intensity day) was different. For squats, what felt unusually heavy last week felt quite easy this week.

Also for overhead press, I'm inching closer to 3 reps with 205lbs at a bodyweight of around 190lbs. I'm aiming to hit a 225lbs 1RM by the end of the year.

Anyways, a few things I've come across this week that are good to read:

  1. Eric Cassey tells us "The Truth About Shoulder Impingement"
  2. Kelsey@LivetheFitLife explains a few random facts about strength training that people should know
  3. Jason Ferruggia showswhat equipment you need for a new gym (great ideas for a home gym too!)
  4. Rob King reveals that the pre-workout supplement 1.M.R is now banned in Canada (dammit, never got a chance to try it out!)
  5. Steve Reed explains how a towel can help you set new personal records via

Keep lifting, keep progressing & have a great weekend!