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How to Train and Look like an Athlete with Jon Chaimberg – Episode 258

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Do you want to know how elite athletes like champion MMA fighters and NHL hockey players train for strength and performance while building amazing physiques? In this episode you’ll meet Jon Chaimberg, a man who has trained some of the greatest fighters, like Georges St-Pierre and Rashad Evans, as well as other mixed martial artists, […]

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How to Train for Gains and Longevity with Fitness Expert, John Alvino – Episode 254

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Mindset, Motivation

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In this episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast I sat down with my longtime friend, John Alvino. John is one of the most respected and knowledgeable strength and conditioning coaches in the fitness industry. He is also a successful fitness writer, a former competitive bodybuilder, and a veteran of the iron game. We discuss the crazy stuff […]

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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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My Take on Direct Arm Work

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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Some strength coaches and “functional training” guys have a thing against direct arm work. You shouldn’t train bi’s or tri’s because doing so doesn’t help you on the field or develop real world strength they say. Others tell you that training arms makes you look like a narcissistic douchebag. I see this kind of stuff […]

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The Unmaking of an Athlete: Part 2

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

The Unmaking of an Athlete: Part 2

Originally written For Elite Fitness Systems in 2004 When Part One of this article was written a few years ago the focus was on college strength coaches. Unfortunately the unmaking of an athlete begins long before college. It starts at a very young age with uninformed but well intentioned parents. By doing what they think […]

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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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What Makes an Athlete Great?

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

What Makes an Athlete Great?

In a dream come true I was able to spend my Valentine’s Day at home with my girlfriend eating an amazing dinner, and dessert consisting of homemade chocolate coconut pudding (made with the best protein powder on the market) while watching NBA All Star Saturday Night. Now that’s my kind of Valentine’s Day. I text […]

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