Not everyone wants to chase big singles all the time, and that is perfectly fine. Sometimes we need a break from the 1RM chase, to give a little more focus on size, and general feel-good sessions. I have been in that mental state for a few months now, and because of this, I have decided […]

For those who inquired, below is the foreword section of the Pump Dragon manual, a description of what the manual will entail, as well as one of the weeks, to give you a better idea of what it will look like. I will put the video demos for the movements in the manual itself, later […]

This article is sponsored by Johnsonville.  Johnsonville is making my sausage dreams come true. No, they’re not giving me another dachshund (though I would definitely accept a doxie puppy as payment). Instead, we’re partnering up to celebrate Bratsgiving: the hot doggiest, most delicious day of the Summer. While the actual Bratsgiving, or National Bratwurst Day, […]

Article written by Elizabeth Holmes Whether you’ve been an athlete for years, are just starting your venture in strength training, or want to live an overall healthier lifestyle, at some point you will likely confront an absence of motivation. Taking the time not only to recognize but also examine your initial motivation, where it came from, […]

Don’t believe the memes, don’t take the inspirational posts as gospel, don’t destroy your body to save face: Take a rest day. Take a week off, or a month, or even half a year. Do something besides lifting, find a new hobby for a while, or volunteer somewhere to help the less fortunate. Do something […]

Article by Beth Holmes In the world of health and fitness, there is a constant influx of conflicting information that can often times present dogmatic opinions of what is good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, and right or wrong. Most websites and magazines provide explanations as to why their “evidence based research” is the answer […]

A real quick write-up here, reposted from my Facebook post: I get an ungodly amount of questions regarding hand placement on a back squat. Besides my height, it’s the most frequent question I’m asked. Here is the answer: I keep my hands close to my shoulders, I keep my thumb off the bar, and I […]

Part I: Beltless Training is NOT Core Training Alright, fellow lifters of heavy things…I’m back! After a long hiatus from writing for LBEB due to the demands of life and residency, Dr. Meathead’s clinic is now open again for business, and I’ve returned with a very important message: your training program is bad, and that’s […]

Article written by Tom Foxley Coaches are quick to talk about the physiological adaptation to a stimulus: the energy pathways, muscle recruitment, recovery time, Vo2 max etc. but they often neglect the adaptation at the heart of the matter: the psychological one. What could be more important? There are two sides to adaptation to a […]