Tag: Strength Training

Elevate Your Core Training: Advanced Hanging Leg Raise Techniques

December 16, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Hanging leg raises stand as a cornerstone in core training, particularly beneficial for athletes, as they target the lower abdominal muscles and hip ...

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The Periodization Blueprint for Chin-Ups and Pull-Ups

December 05, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Exciting news! Just got my hands on Swissies45, and they've transformed my chin-up game. No more draping an EZ-Curl bar over the power cage – now i...

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4 Invaluable Lessons from Strength Training Pioneer, Arthur Jones

October 30, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Arthur Jones, a visionary in the realm of strength training, left an unforgettable mark on the fitness industry with his groundbreaking Nautilus equi...

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The Art of Deadlift Control

October 02, 2023 | John Paul Catanzaro

Amanda knows that it’s a deadlift, not a bouncelift! Watch her crush 230 pounds for 4 reps with impeccable control – this is how it’s done! ...

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Strength Training is the Fountain of Youth

May 04, 2021 | John Paul Catanzaro

If you want to turn back the biological clock, you need to lift weights. It's not just my opinion. Researchers from Tufts University have determined ...

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Two Antagonist Exercise Pairings

October 08, 2019 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/XaBqGSC03QE A great way to sequence exercises in strength training is to pair antagonist (opposite) body parts or movement patt...

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Timing of Concurrent Training

July 03, 2018 | John Paul Catanzaro

Aerobic and resistance exercise do not mix… or do they? Contrary to popular belief, doing aerobic work around strength training can be beneficial. ...

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Strength Training Webinar – Sneak Peak

May 05, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/7XBo1MdiJoI Here's a sneak peak of my Strength Training Parameters and Program Design Webinar. For more information, visit http...

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Explosive Upper Body Warm-Up

January 24, 2017 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/2UCBJnGmVHk Here is a sample clip from the Warm-Up To Strength Training DVD. Plyometrics can be useful prior to weight training...

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Posture Improvement Through Strength Training

April 30, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

In this article, we’ll explore posture improvement through strength training. I won’t bore you with why so-called “ideal” posture is importan...

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How to Taper in Strength Training

February 19, 2015 | John Paul Catanzaro

Unless a planned layoff is scheduled after a training routine, you should always taper in the final workout by doing 30-50% less sets than the previo...

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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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The Last Set: A Synergistic Combination of Volume and Intensity in Strength Training

December 18, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

In the strength world, you have volume proponents (VPs) and intensity proponents (IPs). The VPs push multiple sets as the optimal method to train, a...

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Breathing During Strength Training

December 08, 2013 | John Paul Catanzaro

“Chin up… Chest out… Look straight ahead… Brace the abdominals… Grip the bar tight… Push the ground away through all four corners of your...

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How To Keep Females From Gaining Too Much Size In Their Legs From Strength Training

June 21, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/rmnvLPw9Lrc A common concern from many female clients involves gaining too much size in their legs from strength training. Here...

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Foreword To My New Book

June 14, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/ySPoNld0clE The state of strength training in North America is outdated. We seem to be many years behind the Europeans in this ...

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Exercise Selection (Part 2)

June 03, 2012 | John Paul Catanzaro

https://youtu.be/3tscJqzmYBw In Part 2 of this series, we take a look at how aesthetics affects the exercises you select for your clients. Check...

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