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You Can’t Handle The Truth

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

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Originally written for Elite Fitness Systems At a recent party at my moms house a friend of hers approached me and said he needed my advice. He was in his mid fifties, overweight and out of shape. He told me that he started to work out and needed to know how to use some of […]

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Cardio While Bulking- Part 3

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Cardio While Bulking- Part 3

Intervals The good- intervals allow you to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time and keep your metabolism elevated long after you finish doing them. The bad- if you are training legs two or even three times per week, you can not do intervals more than once a week without overtraining. […]

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Cardio While Bulking- Part 2

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

The purpose of doing cardio when trying to get bigger and stronger is to keep you lean, improve your insulin sensitivity and allow you to eat more calories. What kind of cardio will have the least negative effect on your size and strength gains? That’s a no brainer; walking. The great thing about walking is […]

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Cardio While Bulking?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

I have gotten several questions lately about doing cardio while trying to get bigger and stronger. Should it be done at all? What kind? How much? How often? What are the negatives? And what are the positives? Hopefully I can answer everyone’s questions at once with this post. Here’s the real deal on doing cardio […]

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CNS Intensive?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

CNS intensive training is hot topic these days. Everybody always wants to talk about the CNS and the role it plays in your training. I have done so myself on several occasions but today I want to talk about the role that overthinking about CNS intensive training may be playing in your long term results. […]

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Hardcore Hip Hop For Hardcore Training

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

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Originally written 8/2005 I decided to write this article a few months ago but never got around to it until recently. It wasn’t until last weekend, when I scrolled through Dave Tate’s hip hop training mix on his iPod, that I realized this article was a necessity. Too many people are listening to, and worse […]

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The More Muscle Interview

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Uncategorized

Nutrition expert, Mike Roussell and I sat down for an interview recently and discussed the topic of building muscle. Check it out: MR: Jason, your transformation was pretty incredible going from 147lbs to 231lbs. How much trial and error did you think you went through training wise until you found what really worked? JF: Oh […]

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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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