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Powerlifting Gear

8/28/2014  Jo Jordan

I had a question about sizing for the metal jack briefs. I wanted to grab a pair for overload training. I lift raw, medium to wide stance. Measurements are 25.5 inches on thighs, 46 on pelvis, and 40. Read More

8/27/2014  Shane Church

The gym you suggested NBS fitness, David Allen's gym in memphis is a very badass gym, my wife and I used to go there, the only reason we dont anymore is because they have no childcare there and we hav Read More

8/26/2014  Jo Jordan

Hey Jo - I'm looking to get into a pair of Ace Pro briefs and would appreciate your advice on size. I am a raw lifter and would like the briefs for overload training and to dip my toe into gear, so I Read More



8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh, Question about programming. I'm currently doing singles to a set max (4-5 singles). Then doing CAT sets based off %. I do a 60, 70 and 80% week. First question, would it be beneficial to do Read More

8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, I'm 5 ft 9in, 170 pounds. Mid-arm circumference with my elbow extended is just over 13 inches. The program I was talking about is as follows: Wed Squat Quad Dominant 3-5×10 Hamstring Domin Read More

8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh, I'm running your 13 week squat program from Built to the Hilt with great results so far. My question is, for my deadlift/pull day, do you think pulling from 3 inch blocks ONLY during Read More

8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, I have read that you recommend going up in weight in small increments and not just trying to jump with the 45s. Should I try to add 2-5 lbs each time i workout that week? How should I try to pro Read More

8/28/2014  Marshall Johnson

Hey Marshall whats going on man! So my topic is towards peaking for a powerlifting meet. Im sure there are many ways. But the one that has caught my eye is the one im doing in prep for my next 2 meets Read More

8/27/2014  Josh Bryant

Hi Coach, I have really gained a lot through reading your work, especially your book Bench Press the Science. My question is in regards to the reverse grip bench. The regular bench press is my ne Read More



8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh, I apologize for being too general in my previous question. Here is some background info. I'm 23 and am 6'1 205lbs. I have been training for several years now but this past year has been my mo Read More

8/28/2014  Marshall Johnson

marshall- do you mind doing a video showing how you made your pvc "bamboo" bar i ve seen sites how to make it but i want to know specifically how you made yours or a closer up video of the bar perhaps Read More



8/28/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh My goal is to build muscle and look in good shape I use all rep ranges and train heavy and light depending on what week it is I have carton egg whites which are safe to drink raw, was wonde Read More

Tomas linkersheer
8/27/2014  Josh Bryant

Hey Josh, Can you isolate certain parts of your muscles? I want to work on the outside part of my thigh to make my legs look bigger- suggestions? Read More



8/28/2014  Matt Rhodes

It actually causes tightness and discomfort in the outer and top side of my forearm. Could this be something else? I realize this and have backed off but inactivity seems to make it worse. Just heavy  Read More

8/28/2014  Matt Rhodes

I have some tendon pains beginning in my elbow that are starting to bother me day and night. I'm fine while lifting after using proper warm up and my efs elbow sleeves. My question is are the slingsho Read More

8/28/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hello. I would like to know if anyone has some advice for my friend. He is 40 years old and has two hip surgeris. He would like to stay active (play tennis). Do you have any advice for his rehab.  Read More


Squat - Deadlift

8/28/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hey folks! Can anyone explain to me (in a more scientifical manner), WHY partial/half Squats are harder on the Knees than full Squats? From what i've read so far (and it is hard to find articles Read More

8/27/2014  Shane Church

Thanks to all the EFS experts. I am a bit older (50's) train for strength and health and compete 1-2x/year. Raw . I am looking to add bands and chains to my DL training. I pull conventional and have Read More

8/27/2014  Casey Williams

Good question from Michael Tanner of Purdue Barbell Read More

Casey Williams
8/27/2014  Harry Selkow

I have been told by the trainer on our football staff (I am a football coach and the trainer is qualified) that I have a great chance of having tendinitis in my knees specifically my left. I can have  Read More

8/26/2014  Bob Youngs

Bob, You answered some conjugate training questions for me before. I have a couple about the dynamic squat day if you dont mind. As a raw lifter is is a requirement to use a box for this? Could you  Read More



8/28/2014  Matt Rhodes

Team, i am doing a trainer license right now and one thing they told us was to "suck your belly in" to create core stability and reduce pressure on your spine. What is that supposed to do? I alw Read More

8/28/2014  Julia Ladewski

Julia, in your most recent training log posts you say that the next 12 weeks will be a traditional conjugate training "cycle". Can you explain cycling as it applies to conjugate training. In the artic Read More

8/28/2014  Mark Watts

Mr. Watts, First, thank you for your time and all you do for EliteFTS. My questions is, I am new to strength training currently working on my 6th week into starting strength. I greatly desire to  Read More

8/27/2014  Jim Wendler

Jim, In some of your 531 templates you recommend doing pullups/chinups between pressing movements. In the case of a new trainee who cannot do these movements for reps and instead might choose pulldow Read More

8/27/2014  Matt Rhodes

Hey guys, just been thinking about different ways to measure and track progress and just wanted some thoughts on the subject. Personally, with my assistance work, I like to do something in the orde Read More

K, Fischer
8/27/2014  Harry Selkow

As an avid martial artist(grappling arts) and a strength enthusiast I just picked up yet another martial discipline for cardio. Kickboxing, and like many other lifters my flexibility isn't great in th Read More

Alexander Mendis


8/28/2014  Julia Ladewski

Julia, I enjoyed your Q&A about post contest eating and learned a lot about reverse dieting. I have a question, what about coming off stimulant based fat burners post contest. Would you suggest just Read More

8/26/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hi Shelby, I was reading through old q&a's and read one post where you stated you don't use bcaa's when you're dieting down because there's potential for them to be used as fuel instead of stored b Read More



8/28/2014  Steve Goggins

congrads, on your induction to the hall of fame, I remember seeing you at 15yrs old at a meet in warner robbins ga. I had a friend lifting, and I thing you might have been a guess lifter, not sure.i r Read More

todd weller
8/27/2014  Hannah Johnson

Would love to see a remake of the "Coppertone dog pulling down bathing suit" photo! Read More

Savannah Steamer
8/27/2014  Josh Bryant

Josh - I was talking to Pete Rubish, and he had mentioned that you trained him earlier in his career. I was wondering if you do online training. I am nowhere near an elite level, I just want to get  Read More

Viren Desai
8/26/2014  Joey Smith

Thank you for the reply. Your advice is perfect. Now is the time for me to be her rock. She needs to look in my eyes and see strength, confidence in her future and the love of a father. Thank you fo Read More


Bench Press

8/28/2014  Steve Goggins

Mr. Goggins, this one is for you since you are probably the most experienced with kind of situation. I have a female ipf lifter. She needs a lot of sets and reps before the lifts start feeding smooth. Read More

8/27/2014  Casey Williams

Im still a little confused about when and how to use my sling shot. Whats the best program to follow? I just purchased the 10 20 for life book and want to make gains both in number and size. Any sugg Read More



8/27/2014  Mark Watts

Coach Watts, I know that you're a big fan of neck training but are there any neck drills/stretches/work that you like done during prepractice or pregame warm up. I would like to do some type of nec Read More


Iron Brothers

8/27/2014  Jo Jordan

Jo: I just wanted to say thanks for answering my question regarding the Khaos bar/ Khaos Set & Reps. I put one together and did my first workout today. I'm going to continue incorporating it on my b Read More


Sports Training

8/27/2014  The Thinker

James, No question, just thought you might like this video. While it may be in French, it has some incredible shots of various sprinters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qai-AjEA5I Luke Read More

8/26/2014  The Thinker

They were just general questions. 1. For the circuits, how much rest would you suggest I use between each exercises/rounds? Just enough to perform the reps perfectly? 2. You mention 'abs' as opp Read More


Weight Gain

8/27/2014  Josh Bryant

hi josh. I am attempting my first lean bulk. I am 22 years old and weight 190 around 8-9 percent BF. I am thinking on hitting around 250g of protein per day and about 350-400 grams of carbs, These wil Read More



8/27/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hey Shelby, Is there a nutritional difference between pasteurized egg whites vs unpasteurized egg whites? Which do you prefer? I'm wondering if I should be buying the carton of pasteurized egg whit Read More

8/26/2014  Justin Harris

Hi Justin! What would your strategie be, if you overdid it with chat foods for 1 or 2 days? I just celebrated birthday and had tons of food, good ones and bad ones (sweet especially). I don't re Read More

8/26/2014  Shelby Starnes

Hey Shelby, quick question. I believe that when counting macros you don't count incidental ones such as protein in asparagus correct? I'm just curious how it is that you don't tip over in total calo Read More

8/26/2014  Murph

Which method of calculating daily food requirements do you prefer - calorie counting or macros and what is the difference Read More

8/26/2014  Shelby Starnes

loved your book on nutrition and stuff for powerelifters...im very lucky to have an excellent dr. of chelation, and anti-aging....and I can say without a shadow of a doubt you are are dead on about ev Read More

todd weller

Olympic Sports

8/26/2014  Mark Watts

Hi Mark, In your article a ways back on the in-season management of baseball pitchers you mention that overhead pressing should be regulated to limit shoulder wear. Would this change for a softbal Read More



8/26/2014  Murph

Upcoming strongman contest I'm doing has a husafell stone carry, which I don't have access to. What's a good way to train for it? I have a stone of the same weight that'll be used in contest I could c Read More



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