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More Fun with Sleds

October 13, 2017

  More Fun with Sleds Some sports (and professions) require athletes to switch quickly between strength-based and endurance-based tasks. One way to address this demand in training is to blur the lines between strength and conditioning. This can be accomplished…

Feel The Burn with “1.5 Reps”

September 9, 2017

It is typically human nature to seek the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, the path of least resistance usually isn’t the most effective means of generating a potent stimulus. 1.5 reps can be an effective way to make training more…

Playing with Paused Reps

Paused Reps are exactly what they sound like: pick a lift, pick a position, and decide how long to pause. The addition of a brief pause is a simple and potent way to modify the stimulus created by an exercise.…

Part I: Coaching the Republic

“…true pilot must of necessity pay attention to the seasons, the heavens, the stars, the winds, and everything proper to the craft if he is to rule a ship.” (The Republic 6.488e). It is absurd to believe that almost 2,400…

Iron Athlete Weightlifting And CrossFit Coach August Schmidt

The Joy of Complexes

A complex is the combination of two or more different lifts in a single set. Complexes can be used for a variety of purposes and with many different modalities. The focus of this article will primarily be the use of…

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