1. On tracking bodyweight

    This is a topic which somehow still confuses people and there is a lot of seemingly contradicting advice. The main problem is that bodyweight fluctuates daily, but the best solution people came up with is doing weekly averages or, worse, only to step on the scale once a week. I …

  2. Periodization for fun and profit

    Most people somewhat involved in strength sports are familiar with the term periodiziation [1]. To cite the first sentence of Wikipedia on it, it is the systematic planning of athletic and physical training, but for the rest of the article, I assume that the reader is somewhat familiar with the …

  3. man (3) weight prescriptions

    As most trainees know there are different ways on how to prescribe or measure the weight on a bar. This is a small glossary of terms one encounters frequently, as it probably be also can be found elsewhere on the web, but well, now I have a link handy.

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  4. How I currently think about Sheiko's programs

    Boris Sheiko is currently the most renowned powerlifting coach in the world, having produced countless exceptional lifters, not only in Russia, but thanks to the internet all over the world. His programs often deem very complex, featuring his characteristic double sessions, where you perform a main lift twice in a …

  5. Working with the Juggernaut Method

    Over the past two years the Juggernaut Method by Chad Wesley Smith has become the general strength training template of my choice. While Chad's book already has several pointers on how to modify the template to make it your own program, as well as exhaustive options for assistance work, I …

  6. Creatine FAQ

    Here is a quick FAQ about creatine. Few things create so much confusion as creatine – not because there is so much conflicting information, but mainly because it is something almost anyone at some point comes into contact with it and wonders what it is about, whether you are into sports …

  7. Learning the Olympic lifts as a Powerlifter

    Most of the ways people teach the Olympic lifts to lifters seem to be tailored to weak people, who are in the beginning of their lifting career, or really athletic people, who can already move challenging weights during the whole range of motion. I guess in the past this was …

  8. When weekly progression stops working

    It is popular to start strength training with some sort of linear program, like the aptly named Starting Strength program by Mark Rippetoe</a>` and in general, this is a good idea, as it produces consistent results across all age groups and genders. When these programs stop working, many people …

  9. Randomization of tasks and issues

    So a while ago I have read Nassim Taleb's Antifragile surprising, given that it is written in English and quite recent [1]. I cannot quite endorse it yet, as I have read it only once, however, one of the ideas [2] I took away is the following: Living things strive …


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