Goal, Wish, Prison

1. “I am happy with the way my arms look now but don’t want them to get any bigger–want to keep them just the way they are and focus on more lower body rep strength in the squat”: Useful assessment, easily measured, self-directed…goal. 2....

What They Think

It’s almost 2013 and if you haven’t been paying attention, well, let me tell you this–you are in for a treat over these next few days. Because this is what they think of you: No followthrough…will pay for year’s worth of membership like...

The Weekend

For zee weekend…do as much as you would like of the following: Squat:  A) Work to 3 sets of 5 @75-80% training max and/or B) Work to 5 sets of 8 @50% training max Push: A)  Overhead press–Work to 7 sets of 2 @75-80% training max and/or B) Bench...

2013: Woodshed Best Practices

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you and all of your loved ones are happy and healthy this holiday season. Over the past year, a few of you have suggested we come up with a sort of best practices guide as an aid to newer members and a touchstone for...

Strength and Conditioning

About a week ago, T-Nation published an article by Mark Rippetoe entitled “Conditioning is a Sham.”  We posted it on our Facebook feed; it’s worth a read, so if you haven’t checked it out already we’ve linked it for you.  (It’s also...