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F*&@ You Hormones!
We’ve all experienced it. Whether it be a friend, significant other, sibling or being a woman yourself, we have all had the pleasure of interacting with a...
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Two HRV Case Studies
Heart rate variability (HRV) has been getting a ton of press lately, and with good reason. We all know that training, nutrition and recovery always has been, and always will be,...
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We Are Not Cinderellas
The lessons of success translate from sports, to everyday life, and to lifting....
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Applied Sprint Training
by Keith Enderlein Editors Note: We do not have any affiliation with this product but simply want to share it with you because it is a great resource and its author, James Smith,...
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Important Business Partnership Announcement
Working harder to become the best company in the powerlifting and strength training industry!...
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Big Guys Use Bad Form
What's called "cheating" by the form police may be just what you need to add some serious size....
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4 Squat Challenges You Must Conquer
Ready to find out what you're made of? Warning: Your momma needs to sign a note before you try these front squat challenges!...
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5 More Thoughts on Energy System Development
A few weeks back, my article 10 Nuggets, Tips and Tricks for Energy System Training got some great reviews. However, I don’t feel as though people should take what I say as...
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Joe Defranco's Limber 11 is an update to his original, widely popular Agile 8 flexibility routine. This video gives a very detailed step-by-step demonstration to follow along with.

More from Defranco's Training Systems

The original Agile 8