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Squat - Deadlift

8/1/2014  Dave Kirschen

I am currently training using the conjugate method and I was wondering if anyone could help me with some more max effort movments for squat/deadlift. At the moment I dont have access to specialty bars Read More

talor french
8/1/2014  Harry Selkow

Hi Harry I squat raw and have been using a medium stance with slight knee movement forward. I'm trying to transition to a wider stance to activate glutes and ham more. I am stronger right now in a m Read More

8/1/2014  Shane Church

I've been hearing so much about the benefits squatting in reeboks. For a mid-wide stance squatter benefit more from Reebok Lifters or Reebok Lite? Read More

8/1/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh, Question with squats. I'm currently only squatting approx once a week. (depends on how work and home life is) but I'm wanting to start doing 2x weekly and thinking about doing a day with f Read More

7/31/2014  JL Holdsworth

I was hoping you get give me some pointers on my deadlift. Below you can find two videos. Anything to help would be much appreciated. 405x1 - http://youtu.be/hv3wgGDLffg 455x1 - http://youtu.be/ Read More

Bruce Kalb
7/30/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hi folks I'm a raw, low bar Squatter with a medium wide stance (1 1/2 of my shoulder width approx.). My question is: Is there a benefit about going thumbless (suicide grip) or thumbs around the  Read More


Bench Press

8/1/2014  Vincent Dizenzo

Ever heard of anybody running the something crazy like the smolov junior cycle for raw bench? Your thoughts about it? Read More

Adam Griffis
8/1/2014  Shane Church

Dave, been working on my bench technique for a while and your videos have been a huge help. My question is what can I do to develop my arch more? Ive very tall 6'6" and I am not able to arch much to s Read More

8/1/2014  Josh Bryant

Thanks Josh...and yes I was referring to using weight releasers. I dont have any but was thinking I could use two spotters and have them pull the overload weight off when I get to my chest. Thoughts?  Read More

7/30/2014  Josh Bryant

play solid blockGood evening Chris I really appreciate the kind words on the bench press book! I do not see anything wrong with that order. Now granted, I would not run the same accessory moveme Read More



8/1/2014  Harry Selkow

Harry, I see that you recently had LASIK. I am considering the operation myself, with my appointment for the surgery already scheduled. How long, if at all, did you have to alter your training b Read More

Michael Tanner
8/1/2014  Harry Selkow

Hey Coach, I'm going to be running a 10k in a few months with my wife. Right now I can run 2 miles at a 10 minute pace. Any suggestions as to how to organize my lifting/running? Any help would be  Read More

7/30/2014  Steve Goggins

Hi Steve... find your workout log always very motivating... when will you update it? Stephan Read More

7/30/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hi Julia, For the first 9 or so years of my lifting career I used high volume, with multiple exercises per body part. This was no sweat at a commercial gym full of equipment. I also just turned 3 Read More



8/1/2014  Harry Selkow

Hope all is well Harry. I was wondering which fish are the best to eat to avoid mercury/toxins? I assume farm-raised is never a good option. I actually just heard something about tilapia being a ba Read More

8/1/2014  Justin Harris

Hey man, Welcome back! I know a few years ago you were one of the first people I remember talking about Peri-Workout nutrition. With all that's come about recently supplement-wise, what does yo Read More

7/31/2014  Harry Selkow

Hey Guys, I was wondering what your opinions are on intermittent fasting? Is anyone here currently using this protocol? I've read good and bad things about it and was just wondering what you Read More



8/1/2014  Harry Selkow

Sir, 2x2x75,2x2x70,3x2x65 completed. Ready for more. Caleb Read More

8/1/2014  Matt Rhodes

I've looked all over the place for what I thought was your 5/3/1 variation - which I believe was not going for the big top set for AMAP, but adding in a few more sets of 5 at 85%, sets of 3 at 90% or  Read More

8/1/2014  Shane Church

How do I increase strength for motocross riding? Read More

8/1/2014  Josh Bryant

Hello Josh I hope you ok? I wanted to ask for some advice regarding training for ( hypertrophy and strength) I train Muay Thai/ mma at least 3 -4 times a week . Which Is very demanding in my bod Read More

8/1/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, How often should I be training strongman events in correlation to actually lifting? Read More

7/31/2014  JL Holdsworth

JL, I am looking to shed as much fat as possible and of course hold on to as much muscle as I can. In your opinion what is the best training plan for weights/cardio to get there? I am doing 5-3-1- now Read More

Dave W

Iron Brothers

8/1/2014  Joey Smith

hey if that was clem from soddy-daisy, tn.... thanks for helping him, he is a great kid Read More

todd w
8/1/2014  Shane Church

Just got diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. Anyone else has the same condition. What are the pitfalls of having this while powerlifting? Read More

Safi mohammed
8/1/2014  Bob Youngs

Hey Bob, I wanted to get your thoughts on something. I have a tendency to get very preoccupied with the girl I am in a relationship with. To be honest, I guess I am afraid of losing her. As a re Read More

7/31/2014  Brandon Smitley

Hey Brandon, I have enjoyed following your logs for the last several months. I was interested in some help from you as far as program development. I would like to compete in a powerlifiting meet at  Read More

Charles Cooper
7/31/2014  Brian Schwab

I enjoy your training log. I prepare a lift the same way, I envision the movement and do it. Sounds boring but antics make an ass. Read More

Bright Shadow
7/31/2014  Joey Smith

I was the one that you helped with knee wraps on day 2 at nationals. I just wanted to say thanks again. I hadn't done a meet for two years and in training for this one I hadn't done a lot of training  Read More

Jeffrey Clem


8/1/2014  Justin Harris

Justin, awesome to see you back in the game. Your DVD "Project Superheavyweight" was a big inspiration for me, as was seeing you successfully juggle bodybuilding, a business and family and still excel Read More



7/31/2014  Brandon Smitley

Any tips for breaking mental barriers on a lift? Read More



7/31/2014  Andy Deck

Hello, I have a couple questions about gear to anyone who wants to field this. Pretty sure I've read it on the site before, but couldn't find it again, sorry for being repetitive . Are knee slee Read More

7/30/2014  Steve Goggins

where did you get your front squat harness, only one I can find is made in new Zealand,thanks todd Read More

todd w
7/30/2014  Steve Goggins

Hi Steve, Not a QA really, but a sincere thank you for helping out Lodrina and I are USAPL Raw Nationals last week. People like you and your lifters are a testament to why this sport is great. Tha Read More

jeff b


7/31/2014  Harry Selkow

Thanks for the info! I have the 5-3-1 program (1.1-1.4) bookmarked because my youngest son is using it this fall at college. I will look into it more in depth and see how it fits our situation. I li Read More

Eric Dralle

Business Discussion

7/31/2014  Andy Deck

To become a top trainer I know you have to read a lot of shit and have hands on experience, but when it really comes down to it is hands on experience more beneficial ? Read More


Fat Loss

7/30/2014  Josh Bryant

Hi Josh, are keto diets good for losing fat whilst keeping muscle? Im leaning up for my first time ive just been slugging away over the years to get bigger and stronger. Im 26 and 18% bodyfat, narural Read More


Sports Training

7/30/2014  Josh Bryant

Hello Josh I hope you ok? I wanted to ask for some advice regarding training for ( hypertrophy and strength) I train Muay Thai/ mma at least 3 -4 times a week . Which Is very demanding in my bod Read More



7/30/2014  Julia Ladewski

Hello Julia! I just want to ask you about the extra shoulder workout you have been doing a day after speed bench work. Don’t you feel muscle soreness or overlapping between those two days, since you w Read More

Joćo Pedro
7/30/2014  Julia Ladewski

Julia, I am a figure competitor and training for a November show. I am struggling dropping body fat. I am so discouraged with "dieting"! I would love your help. I just don't want to keep cutting calor Read More

Debbie Hilliker


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