Tag Archives | Strength And Conditioning

How to Become a Jacked Nin-Jilla (Ninja-Gorilla) with John Wolf – Episode 247

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Nutrition, Recovery

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John Wolf is Onnit’s Chief Fitness Officer, and an expert in unconventional training methods such as kettlebell, steel club, and suspension training. With 15-plus years of experience in the fitness industry, he has worked with rehab clients and athletes of all levels. He moves like Spider Man and can deadlift more than 500 pounds any […]

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Be Stronger, Healthier and More Successful with Adam and Vanessa Lambert of Bee the Wellness – Episode 244

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My guests in the all new episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast are the creators and co-owners of Bee the Wellness, Adam and Vanessa Lambert. They are here to teach you how to optimize your diet and training, recover faster from workouts , achieve more success in business, find balance in your life and much, much more! […]

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“It’s Too Hard”

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Motivation

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I always figured the harder ya work, the better your results. And that works incredibly well with strength training… for about 6-8 weeks. Then you’re fried. Overtrained. Joints are aching. Sleep goes to shit. You’re tired but wired. Anxious. Irritable. In a bad mood. Sex drive drops. Can’t get stronger anymore. Weights feel heavy as […]

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Getting Jacked Without The Joint Pain

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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You often hear that skinny guys, aka “hardgainers,” should do nothing but the big power lifts. That’s sh*t advice. Most “hardgainers” have pencil necks, pipe cleaner forearms, string bean calves and tiny joints. They’re also tight and immobile. All this is what makes you a “hardgainer.” If being skinny was your only issue but you […]

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Arthur Saxon on Conditioning

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Arthur Saxon was a big influence on me, as obvious by the Renegade logo at the top of this site. I’m obsessed with old time strongmen and old school methods of training. One of the things I like about the early days of Physical Culture is that everyone did everything. Meaning that bodybuilders lifted heavy […]

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Drop the Deadlift?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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If the deadlift is the best muscle building exercise on the planet why do many successful strength and conditioning coaches not use the movement with their athletes? The reason is simple; the deadlift takes too much out of you and is very hard to recover from. When you have an athlete who also needs to […]

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The Unmaking of an Athlete

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

The Unmaking of an Athlete

This is an old article from 2004, originally written for Elite Fitness.  Since it was quite popular and many of you may have missed it, I figured I would reprint it here today… **** I sometimes wonder if there are any prerequisites at all to getting a job as college strength and conditioning coach. As […]

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Conditioning Guidelines

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

Question: I am a little confused about how to set up my conditioning workouts and what the guidelines and parameters should be. Could you help me out with that? Answer: Ok, when discussing conditioning the first thing that needs to be asked is what is your primary training goal at the moment? If it is […]

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The Kids Are Alright

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

The Kids Are Alright

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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