Category Archives: Powerlifting

2 Shortsighted Lifting Mistakes Keeping You from Getting Strong

When you first start strength training getting stronger is quick, easy, and simple. But as you continue to gain strength…

Barbell Complex Madness: 3 New Fat Burning, Muscle Building Barbell Complexes

If you keep up with my training on Instagram (#AlwaysOptimal), you've recently seen me experimenting with different training methods including emphasized eccentrics, constant…

The Feet Elevated Bench Press is Way Better Than the Floor Press (Here’s Why)

The floor press is overrated. There. I said it. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent exercise and obviously has…

Strength Training Program Design 101: Exercise Selection and Order

There is no such thing as a single "best" exercise. There is no such thing as a single "best" training…

The Bulgarian Split Squat: Fixing the 2 Most Common Mistakes…Fast!

The Bulgarian Split Squat is simultaneously one of the best and worst drills ever created. It's great because it's arguably the…

4 of The Worst Deadlift Mistakes You Could Ever Make

Having pulled 4x my bodyweight (530lbs at BW of 132lbs) and coached numerous lifters to 2-3x bodyweight deadlifts, I like to think…

3 Unusual Ways to Use the Foam Roller That Will Get You Offensively Strong

With the countless benefits of foam rolling and other forms of manual therapy finally breaking into the mainstream, it's almost impossible…

A Bigger Range of Motion Isn’t Always a Better Range of Motion

In the world of strength and conditioning, the term "range of motion" (ROM) is a catch all phrase brought up on…

5 Training Strategies to Avoid Shoulder Pain

Today I’m excited to share an extraordinary guest post written by none other than Eric Cressey, world renowned strength coach,…

2 Common Bench Press Mistakes (And How to Fix Them!)

This isn't your normal bench press article. I'm not going to post a picture of a half nekked, freshly spray tanned…

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How To Do A Proper Deadlift

Have you ever thought that maybe you think deadlifting is bad for you because maybe you don’t know how to…

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Deadlifts vs. Squats

I think it’s time we all get on the same page regarding deadlifts vs. squats. There are so many contradicting…

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How To Lose Weight Without Counting Calories

“Jordan... PLEASE tell me how to lose weight without counting calories!” I hear this question all the time and yes…

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How To Stop Binge Eating

You want to know how to stop binge eating? Ah, right. That’s probably why you clicked on this blog post.…

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How to Do Your First One Arm Pushup (Or 10 in a Row)

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7 Intense Travel WODS: 15min or Less and Minimal Equipment

Travel WODS Today I'll show you how to burn fat & build muscle while travelling without a gym. At the…

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101 “Silver Strength Bullets” to Build Strength & Burn Fat Fast

"Silver Strength Bullets" are my weekly shortlist of quick, actionable bullets to get you stronger, leaner, and performing at a higher…

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New Deadlift Drill for Advanced Lifters: Cable Lumbar Extensions

Before the internet shits itself because I'm rounding my back, this drill is not for beginner lifters or general fitness…

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Rapid Fat Loss: It Actually Works Pretty Damn Well

They get a bad reputation -- especially among some of the fitness goo roos -- but rapid fat loss protocols actually…

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The MOST Common Deadlift Mistake Women Make (And How to Fix It)

I chose this as the feature picture -- not because she has good technique -- but because she's making the same deadlift…

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