The Failure Mindset

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

I would like to thank everyone for all of the emails that have been flooding in during the last 48 hours and apologize for not being able to get back to everyone personally. I promise my staff and I are doing our best to get back to everyone and will be working around the clock […]

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The Kids Are Alright

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Originally published at EliteFTS.com 11/2005 Last night I closed the doors to my strength and conditioning facility for the last time. After over ten years in the same town and the same building, it was time for me to move on to new challenges. When I finished carrying the final few medicine balls out to […]

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The Road to Recovery

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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In the quest to get bigger, faster, and stronger many athletes overlook the most important aspect of training, which is recovery. The faster you can recover from an intense workout the faster progress will be made. Recovery does not mean just getting as much rest as possible in between training sessions. There are many steps […]

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Mass Confusion

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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For EliteFTS- Originally written in 2004 Am I the only one who reads articles by other strength coaches and wonders if I’m losing my mind? Reading about an iso-quasi-eccentric upside down fat bar hang clean supersetted with sub-maximal dynamic effort isometric depth jumps can have the profound effect of making you tear out your own […]

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Surviving Max Effort Day

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written for EliteFTS.com in 2003 I wasn’t feeling that great and should have known better. I didn’t sleep that well the night before and had been stressed out of my mind all day. I had a million things to do and barely had time to eat since breakfast. By the time my workout rolled […]

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Natural Protein Powders

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Nutrition

I have been getting a lot of questions about how to avoid aspartame and what kind of protein powder I recommend to those that still like to drink shakes. First of all, let me point out that there are several studies which show numerous detrimental effects from artificial sweeteners, such as memory loss, birth defects, […]

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Great Rules That Suck

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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For EliteFTS I was born with a rebellious streak. It’s been with me just about every day of my 32-year existence. When I wake up every day, I know that I’ll probably do or say something that will probably be nothing more than an act of rebellion in some form or another against something that […]

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

Recipe courtesy of Metabolic Cooking Makes 4 Servings Ingredients • 1 pound pork tenderloin • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce • 1 clove garlic • 2 teaspoons soy sauce • ½ teaspoon grated ginger • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Directions 1. Place the pork in a slow cooker (or […]

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Difference Makers

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written in 2005 for EliteFTS Despite the busiest summer I ever had both professionally and socially, my training has been better than ever lately. I’m hitting PR’s on everything and the weights on all of my assistance exercises are flying up. For the past several years not much has changed about the way I […]

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The Business

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written in 2006 by Alwyn Cosgrove & Jason Ferruggia for EliteFTS Over the past year, we have both received tons of emails and phone calls that go something like this: “I have listened to you for a while now and have purchased several products from you. I’ve watched you and your reputation grow.” Or […]

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Age is No Excuse

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

I would like to start by thanking everyone for all the positive responses to the last post on using age as an excuse. Here is just a small sample of what you guys had to say… “Good rant; problem many have is that the medical /allied health community sets the bar way too low. Unless […]

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"Not Bad For An Old Man"

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

"Not Bad For An Old Man"

Last night, UFC legend Randy Couture came out of retirement and won the world heavyweight title at 43 years old. And your excuse for why you are not stronger or biggeer or leaner or a better athlete is because you are… too old? How sad and pathetic you must be. Last night was like watching […]

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