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Sports Training

9/20/2014  Mark Watts

Youth sports question. In your opinion is it wrong or right to try and instill effort in young athletes? How would you go about getting kids to try their best regardless of skill level? If you cold  Read More

9/18/2014  The Thinker

Sir, I would first like to thank you, as I see the outrageous volume of questions your answer each week for free sharing great volumes of knowledge. I reach out to you to inquire the best way to m Read More

9/17/2014  The Thinker

James, I have a pretty simple question to ask. I have just started working at a very well known place internationally and the first thing I was told at this facility was that my squat form was inco Read More

9/17/2014  The Thinker

Thinker, is your special operations manual geared more for those preparing to go into a training course or more for those already on the teams? Thanks Read More


Squat - Deadlift

9/20/2014  Dave Kirschen

I saw a video of a guy squatting from (forest of wolves gym) and he had a strange technique when he would squat. During the accent of the squat he would drive his knees forward when he hit his stickin Read More

9/20/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hi, Can I get a form check on this deadlift: This is the second work set of 410 x 3 x 5. Thanks! Jon Read More

9/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Hello, Could you please tell me what you think about my squat and deadlift technique. This is the squat - 165kg for a triple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Xs74A87jk and the deadlift Read More

9/18/2014  Matt Rhodes

Matt, thanks for your response. A follow up to yesterday: how about shoes, box, and accommodating resistance? Thanks again, and I really appreciate your insight. Matt, how should I squ Read More

Jason Detwiler
9/17/2014  Matt Rhodes

Matt, how should I squat? 33, 5'7, 205, 500, 405, 525, not competing anymore, training to keep advancing strength, athletic performance, and looking better. I've developed cartilage damage in bo Read More

Jason Detwiler


9/20/2014  Dave Kirschen

Hey there, i just turned 18, and i wanted to know if i could take a testosterone booster. I am the gym for 1 year already, but even though my diet is good and i took some gainers/protein, creatine, i  Read More

9/18/2014  Matt Rhodes

some one please educate me on the difference and why i should care? I copy and pasted the types of whey from my favorite brands - Champion Nutrition Whey, Optimum Nutrition Whey, and Dymatize Whey.  Read More

mike v.
9/17/2014  Justin Harris

Justin I have seen the term "micronized whey protein isolate" listed on a couple labels of products. I have never heard of this before and I was wondering if you could explain what it is or is this j Read More



9/20/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey folks, quick anatomical question. If someone has a hyperlordosis in the lumbar spine, it's usually cause by tight erector and hip flexors, while the abs and glutes are too weak. What i do Read More

9/19/2014  Chase Karnes

Chase, got a question about your training routine. I know your a strongman but you have the physique of a bodybuilder. If you were training primarily for hypertrophy would you stick with your upper bo Read More

9/19/2014  Chase Karnes

Hey Chase, thank for the answer on the pullups hurting my elbow. And yes, chins hurt my elbows too. I work out in my garage so I dont have access to a pulldown machine. In the meantime I was thinking  Read More

9/19/2014  Harry Selkow

Harry, thanks a lot! I will count then every single rep over 70%, no matter if it's a warmup or meant to be a working set. One more thing: Would you count the volume done in secondary movements Read More

9/19/2014  Harry Selkow

yes i have a sled, and hills, i cant realy do anything as far as weights, because of total sh. replacement...i can do alot of broom stick presses.hahahha, but i can do right arm work, plus lunges band Read More

9/19/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hello again Julia Following up my question on 9/9/2014 I guess what Im asking in terms of training with you and your husband is yes, couples training together and advice on that. what do ya’ll d Read More



9/20/2014  Brandon Smitley

Have a squat/deadlft question. I am 6'4 310 lbs 34 years old and have been lifting for a couple of years now.I have an office job where I sit sometimes for extended periods. I have a catch in the area Read More

9/18/2014  Thomas Deebel D.C.

Hi Thomas, My right IT band hurts/cramps about midway up my leg. My job involves sitting around for long periods of time and I'm guessing it's contributing to this as well as overall tightness in m Read More

9/16/2014  Shane Church

Hi, I'm 31 years old and I have been training for about 5 years now. I'm experiencing pain in the forearms that radiates to the bicep and a little bit in my fingers. My top forearm is extremely tigh Read More

David shamah
9/16/2014  Shane Church

I am one of those guys that feels the need to beat myself into the ground when i train (like Dave Tate on leg days, maybe not quite that insane though). I realize this isn't alway conducive to progr Read More

9/16/2014  Brian Schwab

Brian: I had a question about training injuries if you don’t mind have you ever had a bicep tendon injury that hurts your front delt area during overhead, bench and incline barbell presses? i don Read More

viren desai


9/20/2014  Brian Schwab

Thank you again for the excellent M2 book. My question. I am 6 " tall. 4 inch DL puts the bar at mid shin ,2" above the ankle. I pull conventional. 5 1/2 inch is below the knnat my tibial tubercle.  Read More

9/20/2014  Brian Schwab

I am really enjoying your M2 e- book. Thanks for all the questions answered so far. I am slightly older 55 and train and compete raw. I find a light or deload every 4th week really works well fo Read More

9/19/2014  Harry Selkow

Sir, assignment of 2 all out sets of dumb bell rows completed. One set of 80 x25 and one set of 90 x20. Overall goal 1x5x100 previous assignment all out BW. 3x15xBW last missed assignment 4x Read More

9/19/2014  Josh Bryant

A follow up: I just started lifting. My DL is about 250lbs, squat is 275. I'm gonna keep working on getting these up. I am 5'9", 160lbs. What else should I be working on, and once my numbers get bet Read More

9/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey, Josh I've had your Jailhouse Strong book on Kindle for a while now and I want to start the Pig Iron program. I have 2 quick questions though, the first is what do you recommend for warmup sets f Read More

9/17/2014  Brian Schwab

Hi Brian, my gym does not have a decline bench. What substitution can be made for this on the minimalist method? Thank you! Andy Read More


Bench Press

9/20/2014  Brian Schwab

Hi Brian, I am a raw lifter and was looking for some bench press advice. I am having some issues getting the bar off of my chest and was looking for some exercises to help this weak area. Looking forw Read More

9/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, what percentages of my bench max should I use when programing a bench cycle ? Read More

Matt Bouvier
9/19/2014  Josh Bryant

Does Jeremy H bench with the grip he uses in comp all the time and does he do this to save his shoulders or because he is stronger with it? Read More

Bill Lawlor
9/18/2014  Brandon Smitley

I'd like to start off saying that ...... I really look forward to the wealth of knowledge on this site each and every day. the information iv'e obtained on EliteFTS is priceless. I wanted to Thank eve Read More

9/17/2014  Harry Selkow

Tore my pec (complete tendon with surgery that went perfect) 20 weeks ago. Doing the rehab portion, due to circumstances beyond my controll I had to stop going to rehab at week 10. So I have continued Read More

Logan cody
9/17/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey Brandon, your advice seemed to get me out of my recent squating slump, so I figured I'd ask for a little technical advice for my bench. Just like my squat, every little bit of advice is taken seri Read More

mike hill


9/20/2014  Harry Selkow

Coach, checking in. Pain free but still in discomfort. (Pain alters movement. Discomfort means something is not "right") I saw my physio today. The look of concern in her eyes spoke volumes. She only  Read More

Peter Yuri
9/20/2014  Harry Selkow

I am 60 years old and started competeting a year ago and had not done much deadlift before. I tried sumo and just before a meet I felt I could do more traditional so I used that stance. The problem  Read More

D W Dallas


9/19/2014  Chase Karnes

Hi Chase Just wanted to thank you for outlining the police running/BW program. Thanks again. Read More

Ewing C


9/19/2014  Julia Ladewski

Julia, I am a 5'6, 113 lb- 22 year old grad student at the University of Tampa. I had a question about carb timing to maximize body comp, lean gains, and overall health and insulin sensitivity.  Read More

Jeremy Partl
9/17/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hey Shelby, I've been reading your carb-cycling eBook and the guide to vlcd eBook and I really have enjoyed reading them especially because of the clarity with which everything is explained. I've got  Read More

9/17/2014  Murph

Hi Murph, A while ago you advised me to use animal sources for protein and I obliged. I'm now seeing a soft-tissue and holistic practitioner who is very highly regarded by lifters and he thinks dai Read More

9/17/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hi Shelby, I bought your low carb book and love it. Hopefully this isn't 'bro science' but I feel i am very carb sensitive. I bloat within carb intake and retain weight easy (even with good fluid c Read More

9/16/2014  Shane Church

Hi Shane, thks for your quick return. My diet- roughly - goes as follows: Breakfast (just after getting up - 8h): 800 kcals Lunch (noon): 800 kcals Preworkout (17h): 400 kcals Dinner (20h): 1 Read More

Caio Caridade


9/18/2014  Mark Watts

Mark, Excellent article on your training log on football stats. Written by a true dc. For years we put a low footed sure handed wr deep on punt. We would try to block every punt and tell him to j Read More

Mike pinchotti


9/18/2014  Shelby Starnes

Shelby / BB A little advice, please, o bodybuilding guru. My 70 year old body has recently urged me to switch from powerlifting to "moderate" bodybuilding. However, I can, for now, only train on Wedn Read More

David R.

Iron Brothers

9/17/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

hey here is a relatively new band that a guy at my gym got me into. its a faster metal band but still pretty good to train to, at least I think. http://youtu.be/dCESufY8hMc (beartooth) christopher Read More

christopher staats
9/17/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

Check out Royal Blood.They are awesome! Best new heavy rock band I've heard in years. Black Sabbath meet White Stripes. Jimmy Page digs em..You ok..:-0 Read More

sam bergstein


9/16/2014  Shane Church

Great. I will spread a bit my calories just like suggested and observe! Thank you once again and keep up the good work! cheers Read More

Caio Caridade


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