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max effort Archive
Bob Youngs is back.
By Bob Youngs
Take an objective look at your needs and figure out a plan that will achieve these goals.
By Gabriel Naspinski
Last we heard from Jesse Pierce, he was working to meet the Army's physical fitness standards. Has he achieved his goal?
By Jesse Pierce
Isometric lifts, lifts where the muscles contract without causing movement at the involved joints, might be an under-appreciated tool for lifters and athletes.
By Brandon Patterson
Putting the madness to the test.
By Jake Jensen
You're only limited by as much information and ability as you have to logically modify your programming.
By Gabriel Naspinski
As powerlifters, we need to avoid that dreaded first symptom of heart disease, sudden death.
By Jeff Guller
A properly constructed training system is one with a synergy between training means such that the result is greater than the sum of the individual training means.
By Caleb Bernacchio
More is better? Not always, especially in terms of your training.
By Kyle Newell
Thinking fondly of my favorite brain hemorrhaging Smolov sets and the growth one can literally feel, I chose to include one single drop set in this spirit.
By Frank Butty
The types of adaptations that power athletes have elicited through their training emanate not from one particular muscle group but rather from the entire central nervous system.
By Chris Albert
Having a base level of aerobic fitness can be highly beneficial for a powerlifter.
By David Adamson
The deadlift may be the purest test of strength in the iron game. Heavy weight. On the floor. Must pick it up. In the beginning, you can follow just about any routine and make decent progress. Heavy sets of five have worked for more than a few lifters. However, once you get to the elite level, you must carefully plan your training cycle and figure out exactly which accessory lifts help drive your deadlift up.
By Mike Robertson
There are a ton of questions on how to work up to a 1RM on max effort day. While many lifters don’t use percentages, it certainly makes it easier on coaches and novices on how to pick attempts. Since many people who are new to doing these movements are not familiar with their maxes, use the following to help guide you.
By Jim Wendler
The Effects of Specialized Exercise Variables for the Purpose of Maximizing Absolute Strength on the Bench PressThe purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between muscular overcoming, yielding, and holding during training for absolute strength on the bench press.
By Ken Kashubara
A lifter uses multiple lifting techniques because the body has many different modes of adaptation.
By Brandon Patterson
The maximal effort method is very important in your training if you're an athlete.
By Josh Bryant
Everything is right in the world again.
By Brian Schwab
Knowing the interrelationship that exists between all of your exercises and knowing the transferability of the exercises selected to the goals of your program should be the primary focus when selecting derivative exercises in a strength and conditioning program.
By Dickie White
Why I stopped performing dynamic effort work in my training.
By Brian Schwab
So it’s been three meets now and I’m still doing this raw thing.
By Scott Yard
Can structure exist without rules? If you have a penchant for a more Apollonian protocol, you would answer with a passionate “no.” In the iron culture, structure takes shape in the form of principles and laws that are vehemently applied to training, sometimes dogmatically, despite the fact that such orthodoxy might actually limit progress or at least possibilities.
By Chip Conrad
Rate of force development (ROFD) is probably the most important and under-recognized area of applied science pertaining to strength training and athletics. ROFD essentially refers to the speed at which force can be produced. Aside from those sports requiring very precise movements (such as gymnastics and ballet), I can’t think of a single example in athletics or lifting that wouldn’t benefit from a faster ROFD. A faster ROFD results in quicker, more explosive movements and gets the bar moving sooner.
By Kevin Neeld
This is part three of a three-part series. Please note that different classifications may be used depending on the athletes’ weak and strong points, level of development, training period, emphasis, and additional items. Those classifications are used to help the coach organize the training system and prioritize things according to the demands of sport and position. With the average athlete, primary exercises are those movements that give the “most bang for the buck” and have the greatest transfer to the field while other exercises aim to assist that transfer and provide whole body development and injury prevention.
By Mladen Jovanović
For as long as I have been involved in sports and training, I have seen more cookie cutter training programs than you can shake a stick at (and that’s a lot). Most work for a period of time and some not at all, but for the most part, they all work because the body responds so well to change. New programs have different exercises, frequencies, and tempos but only a few have lasted through time.
By Chris Clark
I’ve always been a big fan of e-books and the instant gratification factor they offer. As someone who does a great deal of reading and research on training, I think it’s convenient as hell to have instant access to material that interests me.
By The Doorman
I’ve been asked several times to document the template I used for my last strength phase of training.
By Dave Tate
Maximal effort training, which is usually defined as lifting a weight that is 90 percent or above your one rep maximum in the given lift, has been weighed upon many times. It has come out on top as a superior method of increasing strength in a core barbell lift. However, it can easily be misused.
By Mike Pelosi
It seems like yesterday when I first set up the Q&A section on EliteFTS.com. I still remember answering the first question back in the winter of 1998. It was about the dynamic bench press, and I knew this would turn out to be a great thing. What I didn’t know at the time was how great it would become.
By Dave Tate
I was looking through our archived articles and I can’t believe how many there are. There is a lot of great information in these articles. In fact, it’s overwhelming for me. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for those new to the site. So what I’m going to do is make a list articles and other assorted products that will make things very, very easy for someone navigating this site and trying to learn. This list of articles, books and DVD’s will help you get “with the program.”
By Jim Wendler