Category : Resistance Training

23 Oct 2018

Should you train to failure?

Keep going! The lead coach screamed as the participants around him struggled to get in another rep, then another. Some had given up, and walked away from the workout in shame. This is the scene of many popular bootcamp style workouts. Made even more popular by “The Biggest Loser” television show that highlighted Jillian Michales, media sensationalized trainer, screaming at her team to keep going and not quit. Training to failure has become more popular with heavily shared quotes like […]

02 Oct 2018


Strange Technique? I see strange things all the time at the gym, but generally don’t butt in unless asked or if I see something just plain dangerous occurring. But there certainly are some horrid techniques being utilized. Of course, there are a variety of ways to do MOST things (side laterals, elbows straight or bent, pinkies up or down, elbows/hands going above shoulder level or not, etc.). And everyone has an opinion, and some even a REASON for doing it […]

30 Jul 2018

Endurance In Strongman

This post was written by a strongman friend of mine that I met in Iceland while training at Jakaból, Nest of Giants. Jón Valgeir Williams is a two times World’s Strongest Man competitor and a great trainer according to Magnús Ver Magnússon, who introduced us. Jón is native to Iceland, and now currently lives in London. You can get more info about Jón by visiting Valgier’s Strength Trips www.strengthtrips.com/ and for those of you who who are a little dyslexic, that is TRIPS, as in vacations, […]