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Powerlifting Gear

11/23/2014  Dave Kirschen

I'm looking to branch out and buy some gear to add variety to my training and hopefully compete in my first meet. I have a single ply metal shirt that one of my training partners is letting me borrow. Read More

Cody Armstrong

Squat - Deadlift

11/23/2014  Dave Kirschen

My deadlifts is terrible I need help it never feels right it always feels uncomfortable I practice the hip hinge I stretch I tried different stance different grip just never feels right please help. Read More

Petr
11/23/2014  Harry Selkow

Good Morning Coach, I have been following your recommendations for a couple weeks, and have not squatted/DL. I missed a few days of prowler work because of a nasty head cold, but am getting back o Read More

Joe
11/21/2014  Brandon Smitley

When I deadlift, I use a mixed grip and can't help but "twist" slightly. I warm up double overhand but as I work up and need to switch to a mixed grip, I start to "twist" slightly towards the hand th Read More

Morgan
11/21/2014  Shane Church

Why not use Smith Machine so much safer I've been front squating for yrs I vcan tell u once you get heavy weight the grip your showing doesn't work and its dangerous I'm suprised that you guys would r Read More

woody dolan
11/21/2014  Hannah Johnson

Hi Everyone, I was hoping to get some pointers on my sumo pulls. I have a meet coming up in 6 weeks and I could sure use the help. My previous meet best is 490. Any help would be greatly appreciate Read More

Mario
11/20/2014  Casey Williams

hey casey, What made you switch from conventional to sumo stance deads? I recently started pulling sumo for a month and a half, due to a lower back injury and started getting comfortable with it. W Read More

chris

Products and Reviews

11/23/2014  Scott Yard

Hey guys, I have an elitefts product question I was hoping someone could answer. This sled: http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?cid=114&m=PD&pid=7024 It says it attaches to you Read More

Derek
11/23/2014  Dave Tate

Dave - Will the zip-up hoodie John is wearing in this video be available for sale to the public.... or John's clients? thx! http://www.musculardevelopment.com/team-md-blogs/evan-centopani-blog/137 Read More

Jacob

Comments

11/23/2014  Harry Selkow

Can you teach XXX XXX not to start every log with "I". Elitefts was about being a team not about how many pros you know. I wish more of the current coaches were like you and the former group. Mo Read More

John
11/23/2014  Hannah Johnson

Well done on all your achievements Hannah, you are super inspiring and I always read your blog with great eagerness, you are a super star! Read More

Vee

Programs

11/23/2014  Chase Karnes

Following up on this question: http://asp.elitefts.net/qa/default.asp?qid=214056&tid= What would you suggest for the three day full body approach? Read More

Evan Z
11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hey Dave, I hired a guy to help me prep for a meet on December 13, but unfortunately some things came up and he won't be able to help me these last few weeks leading up to the competition. I was w Read More

Travis
11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Thank you to all the experts. I am 55 yo and have been training again for 5 years after a lengthy layoff. I compete PL 1-2x/ year at 220lbs. Raw and no PED or TRT. Using 531 for PL style of template Read More

Lee
11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hi all, can you suggest books that teach you how to program? Not just set programs (like 531, Cube method etc.), but actually the principles and methods BEHIND the popular progrms out there. I l Read More

John
11/21/2014  Chase Karnes

Hey Chase, without getting into too much detail here is my situation: I run 5/3/1 and due to a shoulder issue I cannot military press without it hindering my training. I still want to train 4 days/wee Read More

Derek
11/21/2014  Josh Bryant

hey bro i am getting stronger on a keto diet. am i lucky? should i stop? Read More

William C

Weight Gain

11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hello, I've been following Elitefts for about 2 years now and thanks to you guys and your website i've been able to reach most of my goals in the weight room. However i havent quite been able to figur Read More

Josh Zimmerman
11/21/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase, what is your diet like during your 14 week off-season mass phase? If you've posted this somewhere else feel free to just link me, I wasn't able to find it going through your training logs/Q&A's Read More

Will

Bench Press

11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

I seem to be having a problem with my wrists cocking back whenever I bench or do any kind of benching. It even happens with light weight. Its uncomfortable and you feel a lot weaker. Its a little be Read More

clint mixon
11/22/2014  Scott Yard

Hi I've been having a little problem lately in that when I'm really tight and setup for the benchpress my glutes(usually one side) cramp up during the last reps and this carries on throughout train Read More

Daniel
11/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Efs Team, why exactly does a close grip bench press hit the triceps more and the chest less than a wider gripe Bench press? Triceps: Is it because you get a larger ROM for ellbow extension (=mor Read More

Jason
11/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Hi Josh, Thanks for sharing those bench press tips. Read More

Hank
11/20/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

Hey Vincent I have a question on what's the difference between regular cut and radical cut bench shirts? Thanks you Read More

Dan

Fat Loss

11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

how does muscle burn more fat scientifically? Such as what is the process the body under goes that causes the body to burn more fat with more muscle mass. Read More

Brandon

Iron Brothers

11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hi Dave, You were so kind when I asked you to critique my dead lift. I had told you that I had a meet coming up and you said to let you know how it went! Well, it was the IPL meet in Las Vegas this Read More

Courtenay Khoury
11/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Mr. Selkow, I apologize. I had not seen his reply. Sorry for the inconvince, Drake Taylor Read More

Drake Taylor
11/20/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey Brandon, First off, congrats on your 1320 total! Thats a huge accomplishment. Very inspiring. I can't wait to see how much further you will go in the next years. My question- Wrestling season ha Read More

Brad S.
11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

My best good friend you never got back to me! So what do you think of my nutritional plan? 2000 cal restriction, eating light before training,(apple,water and 2 TBSP peanut butter immediately upon a Read More

Bubba Gump
11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Mr. Selkow Here is my update. I just completed another cycle of 5/3/1. Made all lifts with confidence (but I did miss a 1 rep PR on bench press. We'll get it next time). I've started to use a b Read More

Dylan SpineGuy

Training

11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hi! When doing high reps to failure (15-20), is this harder on your body/CNS than staying in the hypertrophy range or even below? Can you recover faster from doing higher reps, even when done to Read More

Ian
11/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

will the Good morning exercise help the squat and the deadlift?? Read More

pedro
11/21/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hi Elite FTS I have a question about good mornings, if you have the time please. I am looking to add them to my training as a deadlift assistance exercise, basically to help reinforce keeping my c Read More

Tom
11/21/2014  Chase Karnes

what is that massive belt you wear whilst squatting? It almost looks like a back brace? I must know! Haha, thanks Read More

seth
11/21/2014  Justin Harris

Hey Justin, I was reading an article online that talked about squats for hypertrophy. It talked about the usual; narrow stance, full ROM, focusing on the quads, in proper rep ranges, etc. When  Read More

Chris
11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Hey, I have been doing Defranco's Limber 11 for around 6 months now but recently have ran into a weird issue the past 2. During mountain climbers my hips pop every rep and it also almost feels like a  Read More

Ron

Supplements

11/21/2014  Shane Church

at what age does creatine lose its effectiveness. I'm 72 still very active. Read More

woody dolan

Powerlifting

11/21/2014  Harry Selkow

Mr. Selkow, My name is Drake. I'm an 18 year looking to get into powerlifting. I have a meet i'm going to lift at in March 2015, and was wondering if you could give me some technical advice. Here i Read More

Drake Taylor
11/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh! My training partner and I want to start using bands on our dynamic days but were unsure which ones to use for her squat and bench and my bench. Two questions regarding bands that I'm hoping Read More

Shaun
11/20/2014  Clint Darden

Mr. Darden, My name is Drake Taylor. I'm 18 years old, and plan to compete in a powerlifting meet in a few months as a 181. My Deadlift lags behind my squat by a lot (405x5 back squat belted and 35 Read More

Drake Taylor

Nutrition

11/21/2014  Justin Harris

Justin I bought your q&a book a long time ago and it has ways remained one of my fav books so wanted to direct this question to you For the person wanting muscle gains/health benefits which coo Read More

Ronnie tomes
11/21/2014  Justin Harris

Justin You have been very active on the q&a team recently it's been great to read your answers Wanted to ask. I cook with coconut oil will i still get the benefits of it or do I need to ingest  Read More

Dustin
11/21/2014  Justin Harris

I couldn't stop watching the dog GIF. I'm not sure whether it was amazing, disturbing, or amazingly disturbing. Read More

Joe
11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Harry, You responded to a question from a reader with "Weird thing is, the less I think about it, the more strength and more muscular I become. I start to think about it or actually plan beyond thi Read More

Matt
11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Heres my training and diet for my weight loss program tell me what you think. 2000 cal restriction. Have an apple and 2TBSP natural peanut butter with 20 oz water, morning rituals,then 1/2 cup cof Read More

Bubba Gump

Bodybuilding

11/21/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh I am 30, powerlifting is something I have done for 2 years with good results so far, I also hike and bike 2 days per week.I eat well and healthy, drink little alcohol I have to admit I sm Read More

Mike backstreet

Rehabilitation

11/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Coach, Saw the Doctor (Gen Prac) last Friday. Went for Xrays (waiting on assessment). Request for MRI was sent (within the next 2 weeks). Dr think either bone spur (surgery), Labral Tear (su Read More

Peter Yuri

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