Case Study: 20 Weeks to Rebuild Dean - Part 3 back rehabilitation case study off season powerlifting Nov 16, 2023

There are a few main priorities of any off-season.  Bran Carroll of Power Rack Strength outlines these very succinctly in his book 10/20/Life.  Brian is a wizard when it comes to getting people out of pain and under big weights, so I borrowed from his philosophy, with my own twist of...

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Case Study: 20 weeks to rebuild Dean - Part 2 biomechanics case study client centred coaching injury prevention powerlifting rehabilitation Sep 28, 2023

In part one, we discussed the issues that we are training around.  It would be ignorant of me to think that I can fix his hip issues, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t make improvements.  Through proper exercise selection, we can teach Dean to engage certain muscles that...

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Case Study: 20 weeks to Rebuild Dean - Part 1 back pain education human movement lower body powerlifting recovery rehab Sep 22, 2023

In this series, I'll review a case study of a past client of mine and how I addressed his string of injuries and returned him to the platform.  

Dean has had a recent string of injuries. Essentially, since he competed last May, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. After years of...

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New Content: Does Hypertrophy Lead to Strength? bodybuilding hypertrophy new content powerlifting research strength Sep 20, 2023

The concept discussed here revolves around the interconnectedness of muscle hypertrophy and strength development. It's described as a self-fulfilling prophecy where larger muscles with more fibers can store more tension and generate greater force. To grow a muscle, it needs progressive overload,...

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CCU Podcast - For the Love of it All: Nat Galloway business development coaching fitness and health powerlifting strength and conditioning strength training training Sep 19, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Nat Galloway.  Nat is a veteran of the British Military, owner and photographer at Galloway Media, owner of Capable Violent Professionals apparel company and a coach with Master Athletic Performance.

Paul and Nat discuss:

  • Nat’s journey from military to...
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A Pragmatic Approach to a Long Off-Season off season performance periodization powerlifting program planning programming Sep 07, 2023

The term “Off-Season” is essentially the period of time between competitions. The off-season is also a period where life takes precedence over lifting. There is more freedom and flexibility. Now, this doesn’t mean that you are not training, or not training hard, it just...

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All Things Deload Pt.3 deload deload strategy performance powerlifting strength training training Aug 31, 2023

At this point, you have read Part 1, so you understand the purpose of the deload and since that was so interesting, you read Part 2 (hyperlink) so you understand what considerations should be understood when it comes to planning the deload. The missing piece of implementation is where the rubber...

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CCU Podcast - Coaching and Being the Hybrid Athlete: Mike Previdsa athletic performance bodybuilding education performance powerlifting strength training training Aug 11, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Mike Previdsa, coach with Master Athletic Performance, former 2x CPU National Champion powerlifter and competitive bodybuilder.

Paul and Mike discuss:

  • Mike’s progression as a coach and athlete
  • The unique challenges that come with pursuing the highest level...
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Rethinking Progressive Overload: A Strong Spin on Escalating Density off season performance powerlifting programming strength strength training training Aug 10, 2023

When it comes down to it, powerlifting is a very simple pursuit. Yes, there are a lot of moving parts and each element has multiple dependencies, but the fact of the matter is you get stronger by being able to do more work. Volume drives progress. Volume is described by the total amount of weight...

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CCU Podcast - The Greatest of All-Time: Ed Coan education mindset performance powerlifting strength training training Aug 02, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews the greatest powerlifter of all-time, Ed Coan. 

Ed and Paul discuss:

- Ed's history in powerlifting

- Training philosophy

- How training has impacted the way Ed views life

- Being a positive ambassador to the sport

- Happiness in life

- Some crazy lifting...

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Use These 5 Tips to Improve Your Squat mental performance powerlifting squat strength training technique tips training Jul 18, 2023

5 Tips to Improve the Squat

The squat can be a beautiful thing when executed in the right fashion.   The symbolism of the movement itself - having a weight on your shoulders and standing up defying gravity’s will.  Many lifters, both casual and competitive, perform the movement,...

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