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New Spotting the Truth
This man can crush your hand like a bag of Doritos. Listen to him....
[Elite FTS]

New Cerebral Smackdown
Hardwire your brain for success with these three no-bullshit techniques....
[Elite FTS]

New Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets
To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it....
[T-Nation Articles]

New 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...
[Robertson Training Systems]

New 5 Questions with Coach Jacob Tsypkin
Jacob Tsypkin is the head coach and owner of CrossFit Monterey. Has assisted in the development of numerous Regional level CrossFit Games athletes, including sending a team...
[Juggernaut Training Systems]

Back Squats Vs. Box Squats
The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world....
[T-Nation Articles]

New JTS Apparel
Check out our new exclusive apparel, available only from now until 11:59pm PST this Sunday, April 20th. Get it while you can!! All of this apparel is printed on demand, so please...
[Juggernaut Training Systems]

The Cardio Competition
Note from MR: Last week in my 10 Nuggets post, Tip #10 was to make energy system training fun whenever possible. Jen Sinkler is someone I really respect in our industry, and with...
[Robertson Training Systems]


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.

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The original Agile 8