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Welcome to the homepage for Power and Strength Training. This area is designed to get your Strong! It covers olympic lifting, power training, and overall strength training theories and practice.

When In Doubt, Think Strength and Conditioning
Mike Boyle - September 29, 2014
I had a visit from one of my former athletes the other day, now himself a high school strength and conditioning coach. He had lots of questions: . . . keep reading
Sample 4 Day Phase 1 Program
Michael Boyle - April 03, 2014
This is a sample Phase 1 four day program originally designed last summer for our NHL players and women's Olympic team. However, I would look at this as a great base 4 day for any sport. . . . keep reading
Zercher Squats- Why You Should Be Using Them
Jason Pak - March 25, 2014
Zercher Squats have been a relatively recent addition to our programming at Achieve Fitness. We initially dismissed the exercise as a "hardcore" and inferior alternative to the Front Squat. . . . keep reading
Video of the Week- 1/2 Kneeling KB Press
MBSC - March 21, 2014
I like this as a first regression for those with shoulder discomfort in overhead pressing. The kettlbell off set produces an external rotation torque which seems to recruit the subs cap and help centrate the joint. . . . keep reading
The Original Strength Training System
Joe Sansalone - January 04, 2014
The Original Strength (OS) training system was developed by Tim Anderson and Geoff Neupert to help people regain the movement competency they were originally designed to have.  It accomplishes th . . . keep reading
Single Leg Rack Pulls
Devan McConnell - December 23, 2013
For a long time I have been a proponent of unilateral training, particularly for the lower body. This isn't to say that I am “against” bilateral training, or that I think all lower body tr . . . keep reading
Why (and how) we deadlift
Elsbeth Vaino - December 17, 2013
To deadlift or not to deadlift, that seems to be the question these days. My answer is simple: yes. Usually my simple answer is “it depends”, but in the case of deadlifts, I’m almost . . . keep reading
Single Leg Training Case Studies
Ben Bruno - October 02, 2013
Originally posted on T-Nation here.The internet fitness world . . . keep reading
RDLs Are For Everyone
Leo Totten - September 27, 2013
Whether you are a strength athlete, powerlifter,  Olympic lifter or just into general fitness, the RDL is one of the best exercises around.  Many of you are doing them already, but, if not, . . . keep reading
Iron Deficiency
Anthony Donskov - September 08, 2013
Iron deficiency is a condition resulting from too little iron in the body.  I'm not talking anemia, hemoglobin, red meat or oxygen transport; I'm talking about barbells, dumbbells, and free weigh . . . keep reading
Complexes, Combos and Complex Training
Michael Boyle - August 19, 2013
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Teaching the Power Clean and the Hang Power Clean
Jeff Johnson - August 07, 2013
Click Here to view article. . . . keep reading
Single Leg Cleans: Why Not?
Devan McConnell - June 04, 2013
Recently, there has been some pretty thought provoking conversations regarding single leg Olympic lifting. Several different versions have been talked about; 1arm/1leg DB Snatch, RFE DB Snatch, 1arm/1 . . . keep reading
Why We Still Clean
Michael Boyle - May 22, 2013
As I've said over and over, I love StrengthCoach.com because it supplies me with a never-ending supply of article ideas. Recently we had a forum discussion, and then an article, on performing rack pul . . . keep reading
The 10 Year RFESS Experiment
Brad Kaczmarski - May 22, 2013
In 2003 I decided to make the Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (RFESS, aka Bulgarian Squat) my primary lower body lift for everyone I trained.  In a different part of the country, Mike Boyle also b . . . keep reading
Video of the Week: Rack Pull Instructional Videos
Here is an instructional video from Brijesh Patel about how he teaches the rack pull. This videos goes in conjunction with the recent forum thread about how Brijesh has used rack pulls in place of cle . . . keep reading
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