Category Archives: Strength/hypertrophy


Keep Muscle For Life

  • by Matt Jennings
  • December 18, 2018
  1. Lean Body Mass Combats Obesity: Lean body mass is associated with your basal metabolic rate (BMR), or the amount of calories you burn at rest.  Muscles, even at rest, require energy in the form of calories while fat cells do not.  So the greater amount of lean muscle tissue you have, the more […]Read More >>

Dissecting A Strength Training Session

  • by Matt Jennings
  • January 6, 2018
Currently our Strength Tribe is following Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 strength system. I like this program because it is simple…and it simply works! We use it from time to time during phases of training where we are looking at progression in both mean strength and hypertrophy qualities. The formula for finding your estimated 1 Rep Max for […]Read More >>

Hey Pencil Neck?…(Yeah You!)

  • by Matt Jennings
  • July 7, 2016
Some people ask why bother with direct traps training…? Well here’s five reasons right off the top of my noggin’: Strong and well developed traps lends to general strength around neck. Strong and well developed traps can eliminate chronic neck aches and pains. Strong and well developed traps can help improve overhead pressing patterns. Strong […]Read More >>

Cardio before or after a workout?

  • by theliftadmin
  • June 1, 2016
If you plan on getting in a run on the same day that you hit the iron make sure to get the strength training in first. Strength training first is not likely going to disrupt the quality of your run. But a run (or any ‘cardio’ or endurance work) before the weights will likely leave […]Read More >>


  • by Matt Jennings
  • May 19, 2016
Most people who have ever used a prowler or sled in their training have a love/hate relationship with it. Why? Well, if you have done any work with the prowler…you know why. And If you haven’t…you need to. Here’s why. The prowler can be used to improve lower body strength and/or improve conditioning. On the […]Read More >>