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Squat - Deadlift

4/23/2014  Brandon Smitley

Following up from earlier this week, my weakest lift IMO is the DL. I've had an injury to each knee in the last year and I've lost most of the power in the bottom. I played with the stance and came u Read More

Jason Detwiler
4/23/2014  Brandon Smitley

Could I please get a form check on my deadlift. This is 455 for 6 reps, and my previous 1RM was 435. http://youtu.be/0Yl2LWnlx4U Thanks! Read More

4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

Thanks Bob, and once again I feel you are spot on. I am a raw lifter and remember several times my training partner yelling head up at me Monday. Thanks again Read More

4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

If you were using the Westside Methods to train for a raw meet would you still use box squats or regular squats? Would you use bands and chains? Thanks Read More

4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

Bob, what would you suggest for a guy, that can low box squat just fine but, is weak as hell out of the hole without a box? Technique or assistance exercise advice or both appreciated. Read More



4/23/2014  Hannah Johnson

Hi Hannah, I was just curious if there were any conditioning drills you were exposed to in firefighter training that you particularly enjoyed or found helpful in increasing your conditioning. Co Read More

4/21/2014  Murph

Hey Guys.. I'am a 20 years old Ice Hockey player. My problem is, due to my height (193cm) i am 'relativly' slow compared to other guys.. what can i do to increase my speed effectively? Read More

4/21/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hi Dave, I got a question for the horseshoes: Due work i am on an abbreviated whole body routine and searching for a good compound triceps exercise. I am limited to dumbbells and dips gives m Read More

4/21/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hi , my friend told me I can send in a video and you would give me some tips on it.... How can I send it in ? Read More

4/21/2014  Jim Wendler

Hey Jim, After reading your 5/3/1 I was hooked and have been implementing it since. Now in my 9th cycle I've stalled in my bench. I've since tested my max and my bench is sitting at 245lbs. Although Read More

4/21/2014  Jim Wendler

Hey! I would like some help with my chins/pullup routine. I only do chins and pullups on my upperbodyday (2 times a week) and i do 5 chins + 5 pullups for as many set i can. I goes up to about 9set. A Read More



4/23/2014  Hannah Johnson

Dead lifts are amazing! I love to watch your perfect form! Inspiration! Read More

4/23/2014  Hannah Johnson

I read your log alot and I enjoyed your deadlift video. Just wanted to thank you for the inspirational things you post and the way you live your life. I lost my older brother to suicide when I was 13  Read More

Killswitch Fan
4/21/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hey Dave, Bought one of the new SSB bars from you, just got it in the mail and it looks great except I'm missing one of the handles that screws on. Think I could get one sent out on kind of short n Read More

Derek McBrayer


4/23/2014  Mark Dugdale

Mark, I have been following JM for quite some time and noticed you have posted the Honey Badger and Execution programs on here almost in their entirety (the heavy days atleast). What were the differen Read More

4/23/2014  Shelby Starnes

Shelby When working with a coach with dieting and training program What should be expect?what should be a must with any professional? I have never worked with someone online so don't know what Read More

4/21/2014  Mark Dugdale

Hi Mark, Im having a issue trying to bring up my biceps, form is good etc but i just cant feel them working during a set and the next day it feels like i never even trained them! Ive tried every varia Read More

4/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh I train 4 days per week for the purpose of muscle building, I eat 5 meals per day normally with quality meats and I always eat carbs and fats. I have trained for 10 years firstly in powerli Read More



4/23/2014  Mark Dugdale

Mark, had a question for you that I have always wondered. When it comes to an intermediate lifter would you say that it would be better to stick to the same lifts for a given amount of time (lets say Read More

4/21/2014  Harry Selkow

Coach, 8x2 went well. What's next? Goal is 20. Read More

4/21/2014  Harry Selkow

Alright Coach, with questions answered, hopefully we can get off to a good start. What is your goal? My goal is to do 20 strict form pull-ups without ever coming off the bar. What is your traini Read More

Michael Shrock
4/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh I have a question about Lower body training. I've been squatting for years now. However in the last few weeks i've developed knee pain that is starting to become unbearable. I no longer compete i Read More

4/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh I read a lot of the old bodybuilding magazines, books and I have a lot of the old school meat heads in my gym and I see all the time people doing lat pull downs to the back of the neck. Wh Read More

Victor valenset


4/23/2014  Scott Yard

Hey guys, I've recently started getting some serious lower back pumps when squatting and deadlifting. My form is alright, and I just can't figure out why it's happening. Any tips to help stop them fro Read More

4/23/2014  Scott Yard

Hey ELITEFTS this question is probably for the Iron Brothers or Sick of your Gym section2. So i am a Powerlifter and train in a fairly good gym, or let's say, i can do all the basic stuff i need Read More

4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

What do you think of loaded carries and how can you apply them to your program? Read More

4/21/2014  Marshall Johnson

Hey Marshall, sweet music choice, used to be into Carnifex a few years back. You ever try listening to Sepultura? haha Read More


Iron Brothers

4/23/2014  Scott Yard

Scott, thank you for your response. You're probably right, man up will be the best way to go about it. It is not easy for sure, especially when you're the only guy powerlifting and people have one  Read More

4/22/2014  Scott Yard

Scott, you're the man. I'm really enjoying the training log. Awesome job at your last meet and good luck at your next one in 14 weeks. Read More

4/22/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hey Matt, no question here, just want you to keep doing what you do on your log. I know you don't care but don't mind that insecure gomer of a PT who was trolling. He doesn't "get you". Peace and good Read More

Sam Gibson
4/22/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hey team, I may have a job lined up in Manistee, MI. Any good powerlifting gyms in the area? Thanks! Read More

Andy M
4/22/2014  Matt Rhodes

Are there any good strength gyms in the Charlestown South Carolina area? Gonna be in town for a week and I'd rather avoid chain gyms. Thanks! Read More

4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

Hi Bob, Just wanted to get your opinion on something. I was dating this girl for a few months and we broke up (back in Oct.). However there is a part of me that still misses her (don't mean to so Read More



4/23/2014  Matt Rhodes

I'm 340 pounds and around 40% body fat. I have tried a lot of diets and none of that works. So I told my self that there is no quick fix and that I'm going to have to eat right and put the work in no  Read More

4/23/2014  Shelby Starnes

Shelby I am a bodybuilder with 9 years of training under my belt. I keep as lean as I can and watch my diet however I do like to eat fruit perhaps some grapes,oranges,bananas or plums.I heard frui Read More

4/22/2014  Murph

This seems like a pretty solid peri workout nutrition plan or whatever the kids are calling it these days. Thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201996031650075 Read More

4/21/2014  Shane Church

I need to get my shit together with my diet. I keep telling myself just eat clean or follow a paleo way of eating avoiding anything processed. I continually fail. I have always considered myself  Read More


Sports Training

4/22/2014  The Thinker

Hi James I recently purchased your lecture: American Football Skill Positions Bioenergetic Sequencing in the Development of Sport Form. I couldn't see some slides well: Intensive Sprint/Drills, modi Read More

4/22/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hi, As a boxer would it be better to use dumbbells or a barbell for benching? Or does it not really matter? Purpose is to build strength. Thanks Read More

4/21/2014  The Thinker

James, Thank you for your response regarding the D1 football player. However, it was brought to my attention after the first session I had him perform today that there is still bruising where the s Read More


Business Discussion

4/22/2014  Shane Church

Not a question, just a note for you. "Are you reaping the rewards from someones seeds planted years ago" Yes. I started following your site in around 2007 when I was at the start of my business Read More

Mark Robinson

Bench Press

4/22/2014  Shane Church

Hey EliteFTS, I've been struggling on my incline bench (barbell) and wondering if its a technique problem. So my question is bodybuilding style or powerlifting style when introducing the incline? I  Read More

Ben Jones
4/21/2014  Brandon Smitley

Do you do any kind of incline for bench press? and if so, where in your workout or cycle and sets/reps? Read More

Brad S.


4/22/2014  Bob Youngs

Hi Bob, I've been having some pain behind the knee of the inside part. Probably my hamstring. Wondering if you've had this and how you handled it. Thanks Read More


Products and Reviews

4/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hi, I read somewhere that it would be possible to purchase merchandise at some point during the LTT seminar without paying for shipping. Is this true? Thanks, Tom  Read More

4/21/2014  Shane Church

Hi Guys, I'm thinking of purchasing one of your Swiss press bars, but want to make sure it will fit in my rack. Could you tell me the length between the inside of the collars? Thanks, Mike Read More



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