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Training

10/25/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase how did you get to where your strength and mass is theses days? Where did it all start and what have you found to be the most effective way of training and eating for you? Very interested to kno Read More

Reuben
10/23/2014  Matt Rhodes

I've been having some pain in my right hip flexor lately. It started when doing prowler sprints one morning- I'm assuming I didn't warm up enough and it is a light strain. It doesn't bother me a treme Read More

Zack
10/23/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hey Shelby, What would you consider yoga in regards to training stress, if any? Read More

Jim
10/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Hi Harry, I looked up Combat Sports Academy and it looks like a pretty cool place. If I'm ever out that way, I'll have to come in and box squat bare foot with you. And exchange some throat punches. Read More

Richie

Programs

10/25/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase I'm doing 531. My goal is to put on some size with the strength. I've done the boring but big and want to try 5s progression or simplest strength template. Which do u like better between those 2 Read More

Zach
10/24/2014  Matt Rhodes

So I've been looking at that Russia squat program. It's where you plug you're max in and they generate a program for you. It's not smolov but you're still squatting 3x a week. I am going to do it afte Read More

jeff
10/23/2014  Dave Kirschen

So been thinking about what it means to do cardio vs conditioning, and I conclude that, based on the actual definitions and most common applications, conditioning is most accurately described as any d Read More

Brian
10/23/2014  Matt Rhodes

I have been training with 5/3/1 for a little over a year, and I am still quite new on the block, but I want to try my hand at something much higher in regards to volume. Have any of you had any experi Read More

Charlie
10/23/2014  Murph

Hey Murph, I'm coming back from a herniated disc L4/L5. What kind of squat and deadlifts variations would be most user friendly? Any other tips about rebuilding myself to be stronger are most appreci Read More

Greg
10/22/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hey There, I'm always between body building and power lifting type routines, I can never stick to one. Ever time I'm building stregnth I stop because I want to get my size back. Every time I'm bui Read More

Mike Bonomo

Squat - Deadlift

10/25/2014  Chase Karnes

Hey Chase, congratulations on 2nd place at Nationals, and thanks for the write up! I have been running 5/3/1 with good success and was wondering if you ever alternate your grip on deadlift work sets Read More

Eric Anderson
10/24/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hey guys, Deadlift question. So I notice that most of the strongest deadlifters I've seen use a fairly close stance when then lift. Almost like an olympic squat stance it looks like. When I try Read More

Chris
10/23/2014  Brian Schwab

Brian, ok last question i promise. For the deadlift portions would I do the same as the squats when it comes to bands? I do not have chains so bands is the only other alternative. How do I set the Read More

Dave D
10/23/2014  Brian Schwab

Im form Medford Oregon and been competing over 30 years. recently went through knee surgery and shoulder surgery. Taught myself to still lift and have competed but cant do squats. right now using a to Read More

sam pecktol
10/23/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

hey vince,, just want to say, i used to squat very wide, and push the floor apart,,,BAD, AND I WAS IN GEAR.. started squating with a med. stance, no box, still setting back as much as the stance would Read More

todd
10/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Thank you to all the experts. I am 55 train in a great EFS inspired home gym and compete raw 1-2x year in PL. Despite my best efforts to maintain good external rotation of my shoulders. I feel lik Read More

Lee

Fat Loss

10/25/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase, I have been reading online about diets like the Warrior diet and Intermittent fasting and like the set up due to my lifestyle and the fact I could do these diets easily. I was wondering h Read More

David
10/23/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

Vince, thank you very much for your response I'm clear on everything. I think I will test the waters on a keto style approach, it's something I've never done and I feel my body operates pretty efficie Read More

Brandon
10/23/2014  Shelby Starnes

Shelby, I have been following your very low carb diet (VLCD) recommendations from your eBook Simple Guide to Very Low Carb Diets with good results. http://www.flexcart.com/memberS/elitefts/defa Read More

James Friedley
10/22/2014  Justin Harris

When working with clients with 20%+ BF and 50-60 lbs to lose, what general diet strategy do you like to start with? More of a "clean up the crap" or one of the keto variety? Read More

Jeremy

Powerlifting

10/24/2014  Scott Yard

So i'm planning on doing my first powerlifting meet next month, in the process of buying some of the gear needed for it. I'll be competing raw, but the biggest issue I have is wondering if my belt is  Read More

Dan
10/24/2014  Amy Wattles

New Orleans Powerlifters - Input is appreciated  Read More

Zack
10/24/2014  Matt Rhodes

Where is the best place to find information about raw, drug free meets close to Virginia? Read More

Greg Davis
10/23/2014  Bob Youngs

Mr. Youngs, You've mentioned doing forearm work for elbow health. What types of exercises do you find most beneficial? Thank you. Andrew Read More

Andrew

Sports Training

10/24/2014  Mark Watts

The Strength & Speed Seminar at Robert Morris University Read More

Mark Watts
10/23/2014  Matt Rhodes

can you explain this exercise: Are they with ladder? •Run through •One foot in each (lead with right/lead with left) •Two feet in each (lead with right/lead with left) •Side shuffle (lead with righ Read More

Pilar Beam

Bench Press

10/24/2014  Matt Rhodes

Are there any differences between the stress on the elbows from a typical skull crusher and a Tate press? My elbows get beat up real quick so I'm trying to look for other ways to train the top end of Read More

Andy M
10/23/2014  Dave Kirschen

I've been using a Bill Kazmaier bench routine where I bench high volume twice a week and then do heavy tricep extensions twice a week. I've holding up well, but the extensions are starting to take Read More

Will Hendrix
10/23/2014  Brian Schwab

Brian, My question is regarding equipped lifting. More bench than any other lift. Do you think it is possible to do shirted benching solo? I can only train late at night, and no one is at the gym wh Read More

Justin

Novice Powerlifting

10/23/2014  Julia Ladewski

I found a powerlifting meet on January 10, 2015 (deadlift and bench only). How should I train for this powerlifting meet? What's a good beginner routine to begin my powerlifting adventure? My current  Read More

Jason Black

Strongman

10/23/2014  Amy Wattles

i live in Alameda, CA and i'm looking to get into the strongman sport but i'm having trouble finding a gym. anything in the east bay would work, thanks guys. Read More

Andrew

Olympic Sports

10/23/2014  Justin Harris

Justin, What do you think is a better Halloween question for this year, Man-Spider or Viggo Morgenstein? Read More

Connor

Iron Brothers

10/23/2014  Bob Youngs

Bob, whaddya think of the Pats this year? I think it's Brady's last year. Driz Read More

Driz
10/23/2014  Brian Schwab

Brian, Dude I am blown away that you emailed me directly to get this answer corrected. I appreciated the time you put forth in answering this man. I mean seriously appreciative. Keep writing aw Read More

Dave D
10/23/2014  Brian Schwab

Question and comment, hope the best for all things going on and big meet for you coming up good luck and best wishes. I just have a lot going on so your response on the metal squat suite it has been  Read More

adam yezer
10/22/2014  Murph

I meant "hello Murph" Read More

mike v.
10/22/2014  Harry Selkow

how do i respond to a coach if he asked me a question in my answered Q&A? Read More

mike v.
10/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Harry, awesome, that is just exactly what i was looking for!!! Matt Rhodes responded first and gave a great answer as well, it was just not anatomically. Read More

John

Performance

10/23/2014  Murph

hello murph (again), Did you get my earlier response? I said i added the MCT oil to help with inflammation from heavy strength training and to help with body composition. I stopped liquid fish oi Read More

mike v.
10/23/2014  Murph

Hell Murph, I have tried a few times for this to go through so i hope it makes it you . I take the MCT oil to help with inflammation from heavy lifting and decreased body fat levels. I was taki Read More

mike v.

Business Discussion

10/23/2014  Murph

Ok you have a really good point, thank you for your response, I wouldn't want to go and buy it twice, I'd love to have elite fts equipment anyways, I suppose I'll have to just save up and spend the ex Read More

Brandon

Products and Reviews

10/22/2014  Scott Yard

I am doing my first meet in a few weeks. I can wear sleeves, but not my efs super heavies. I was wondering if there would be any benefit to cramming myself in a small pair of tommy kono's or would i Read More

dave

Bodybuilding

10/22/2014  Justin Harris

Hi Justin, Im having real trouble getting my chest to grow, I haven't put any size on there for a while, and I can never seem to "feel" my chest working during pressing movements. Any suggestions?  Read More

AJ

Supplements

10/22/2014  Justin Harris

first off glad to see you back here. my question involves nutrition pre peri and post workout. here is my normal routine about 75 min before I lift I eat a good meal from good clean choices... one e Read More

anthony
10/22/2014  Harry Selkow

Mr Selkow, I previously inquired about high ferritin levels. As far as supplements I've used it would probably be easier to name the ones I haven't used. Not proud of it. When I was younger the magazi Read More

Chris

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