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This Should NEVER Happen

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness, Recovery

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I always found it odd that training would make you worse. At least the way most people do it. You’d think it would make you faster, more athletic and able to do more real world stuff. But it usually ends up being the opposite. People use methods and exercises that continually make them less functional. […]

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Conditioning Confusion- Part 2

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

Conditioning Confusion- Part 2

Choose Your Goals and Train Accordingly I like kettlebell snatches. Only I don’t do too many of them because my workouts already include a lot of overhead work in the form of handstands, presses, barbell snatches, carries, chins, etc. When I throw in too many kettlebell snatches on top of all that my injured, surgically […]

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Accumulation and Intensification: How to Build Muscle Like Clockwork with CONTROLLED Overtraining

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Fitness

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By Nick Nilsson Overtraining is NOT evil. In fact, overtraining can be exactly what you need to achieve continuous and rapid results in your training and breakthrough muscle-building plateaus! So first, what IS overtraining? Overtraining is, most simply, training too much. Your body is unable to recover from the volume or frequency of training and […]

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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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Starvation Mode Doesn’t Exist

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Nutrition

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By Brad Pilon The theory of Starvation Mode is something that fuels Obsessive Compulsive Eating in North America and throughout the world. To use a very basic definition, Starvation mode is when your metabolism supposedly slows down when you don’t eat enough calories. More often than not this definition is used to support very complex […]

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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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