Jeremy Hall and Al Miller: Scaling the System – Part 2

In the second article of this series on scaling a system of Russian periodization to fit your needs and wants, Jeremy Hall and Al Miller cover a few basic ...

Chuck Wolf: Periodized Program Hybrid Models

Chuck Wolf discusses adding movement variability to the phases of a comprehensive periodized program.

Boris Bachmann: Deadlift Stud, Squat Dud

Boris Bachmann, the Squat RX guy, answers a few questions from people struggling to bring their squat up to the level of their deadlift (and that’s a lot of people).

Brian Gwaltney: Perspective and Standards — You Don’t Need More Than An “F”

Does your quest for fitness and strength consume too much of your life? Maybe you need to ask yourself about how you set your standards.

Byron Chandler: Periodization

Train all out. Recuperate. Repeat . . . The word “Periodization” gets thrown around a lot. This primer will give you a great understanding of when and where it works and just how si...

Chuck Wolf: Muscle Energy Techniques

Do not build stability on top of stability. After considering the health and activity history and lifestyle of a client, Muscle Energy Techniques are often helpful to gain not only stim...

Dan John Wandering Weights

Dan John: Wandering Weights, Issue # 214

Dan John's Wandering Weights: Our Epic Journey Through All Things Heavy, Issue # 214

Eric Chessen: Autism Fitness for Adults

The young autism population will age. Continuing to provide appropriate Autism Fitness programs for the ASD population opens the gateway to a higher quality of life in adulthood.

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Training Cycle Principles

Excerpted from Chapter Four of The System, authors Johnny Parker, Al Miller, Rob Panariello and Jeremy Hall introduce their idea of systematic program design.

Jeremy Hall: Scaling The System to Work for You

How would you scale down a pro training system for weekend warriors or keen amateurs in our 30s, 40s and 50s, with lots of experience, but also full-time jobs and families? . . . Jeremy...

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Functional Exercise vs Corrective Exercise

What’s the difference between functional exercise and corrective exercise? Do you know? Stop right here for a sec and consider that. Can you give a confident answer?