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CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight CARVE Out Killer Back Muscles with Body Weight

    By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach If building muscle and getting ripped is your goal BUT you don’t have access to a gym, you prefer to workout at home or you just prefer to do body weight only exercises, you’re in luck. But let... read more

PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight PUMP UP Your Chest with Less Weight

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach How realistic is it to get a great chest workout with very little weight? I’m talking about those moments when the gym isn’t an option OR you work out at home with your own equipment (and you don’t have... read more

Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move Build a Strong Lower Back With This Move

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Develop Your LOWER BACK with Cable Pull Thrusts Q: I do all my training at our local gym here in town. It has all the usual stale equipment like the cable cross over machine, hyper extension bench, leg curl machines... read more

Staying Anabolic Staying Anabolic

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Q: I am a natural drug free bodybuilder and it seems to me that I hit sticking points in my training a heck of a lot quicker that some of my buddies who are on the “juice”. No matter how hard I try, progress... read more

3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results 3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results

  3 Secrets to Fat Loss Results by Robby Blanchard, MBA, BS, CPT Functional Movement, Constantly Varied and High Intensity…The 3 secrets to fat loss and results. It always seems like there is controversy surrounding CrossFit. Many people believe... read more

3 MYTHS in the World of Weight Lifting 3 MYTHS in the World of Weight Lifting

     (originally answered by author/writer Dennis B. Weis and edited by Strength Coach Chris Wilson)  BENCH POWER = PUNCHING POWER? Q: I have a bodybuilder friend that wants to get into Mixed Martial Arts Competitions. He’s 6’1″... read more

Super Circuit Leg Workout – Advanced Training (NOT RECOMMENDED for Beginners) Super Circuit Leg Workout – Advanced Training (NOT RECOMMENDED for Beginners)

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Here is a Super Circuit Leg Workout that a six-time Mrs. Olympia revealed to the viewers on her ESPN Body Shaping TV show, many years ago. Any guesses? Her name is Cory Everson and she had some of the best legs you... read more

Calves, Calories & 3 Tips to be ALPHA Calves, Calories & 3 Tips to be ALPHA

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Below you will find three Q&As shedding some light on effective calf training, calorie consumption for hardgainers and 3 quick tips helping guys to reach the Alpha Zone. 25-15-10 Calf Blast Q) People laugh whenever... read more

Mind Power Doctrine: How Mentally Prepared are YOU for your Workout? Mind Power Doctrine: How Mentally Prepared are YOU for your Workout?

By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach   Does this scenario sound familiar to you? “Man I’ve been doing really heavy bench presses lately… like 300 pounds. I walked into the gym on Monday and did it, no sweat.  Then on Friday, my next bench... read more

Slam Training: Total Body MASS Building Workout under 30 Minutes Slam Training: Total Body MASS Building Workout under 30 Minutes

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach Life today is hectic. I’m sure you would agree. If we could squeeze a few more hours into our day, we would and still feel like we didn’t get everything accomplished. To make things even more challenging... read more

13-DYNAMIC TRAINING FREQUENCY OPTIONS 13-DYNAMIC TRAINING FREQUENCY OPTIONS

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Not any one training schedule works for all lifters. That’s a FACT. Some guys have super busy schedules and have limited time to devote to working out while others can easily adjust their schedule to meet their... read more

Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit Mud Runs Test Your Strength, Endurance & Grit

  By Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, CISSN, FMS Mud Runs and Adventure races have become the next fitness epidemic in the United States and for a good reason. But if you think you are ‘fit’ enough to tackle one of these races, think again. These races... read more

2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench 2016 Arnold Sport’s Festival featuring Ben Tatar | Critical Bench

  By Chris Wilson, Head Strength Coach  1. Chris Wilson: Ben Tatar AKA, Tatar Monster, you have been to every Arnold Sports Festival Event. Of ALL the Arnold Sport Festivals you’ve been to, name the THREE best years of the event and why?  BEN... read more

Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond Building Muscle & Mindset at 40 and Beyond

  By Chris Wilson, RKC, CPT, CSN Getting old(er) is a fact of life and for many people, a truth that is very tough to accept. I just turned 40 myself making this concept all too real. I’d love to tell you that I’m just as awesome as I was in... read more

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