Stomp Your Feet Before A Heavy Lift

February 02, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

A great way to wake up the central nervous system before a heavy lift is to stomp your feet. I picked up this ti...

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Break The Inertia To Get Stronger

July 30, 2020 | John Paul Catanzaro

Inserting strategic pauses when lifting weights is a great way to break the inertia and heighten muscular involvement. In particular, pausing in the ...

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The Not-So-Famous DeLorme Scheme

January 15, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

If I asked what the most popular set/rep scheme in strength training is, most people would respond with 3 sets of 10 reps. It seems to be the univer...

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Females, Chains, and Wave Loading

November 24, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Weight lifting can have a significant effect on bone density, but only if the weights lifted are "significant" and are supported by the spine, not j...

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3 Warm-Up Methods for More Strength

August 25, 2016 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here are three ways that you can trick your nervous system for more strength: 1. An advanced warm-up strategy involves the process of postactivati...

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Six Methods for Instant Strength

December 22, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Wouldn’t it be nice to pop a can of spinach and have instant strength just like Popeye? Well, I've spent years researching the subject of strength...

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Questioning The Russian Approach To Size And Strength

October 08, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Q: In your article The Russian Approach to Size and Strength mentions "decrease the load by 5% each set" in one section while in others it's blank. W...

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Train Strength and Power on the Same Day or Alternate Days?

May 07, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Is it best for athletes to perform strength and power training on the same day or on alternate days? The answer depends on the goal. If the goal is ...

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The Best of Both Worlds

April 09, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Here are two questions often asked in the strength world: Should you train to failure or not?Should you perform your reps fast or slow? You'll ...

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A Universal Language for Strength Training

February 10, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Much like writing software or music, a universal language of program design is required for strength training. Trainers need to have a consistent pre...

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2 Ways to Boost Recovery Post-Workout Without Supplements

January 25, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Earthing and napping are two ways to boost post-workout recovery better than any supplement can. Connecting the body to the earth (referred to as ear...

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