Category Archive for "Workouts"

Chris Paul’s Training Plan

As Chris Paul enters the Southern Nazarene University weight room on this particular morning, all the Hornets present-vets and rookies alike-perk up. A voice from the back of the room yells, “There’s the man of the hour!” No hint of…

Dustin Pedroia’s Off-Season Training Plan

While most baseball fans were probably shocked that a man measuring just 5’9″ and weighing 180 pounds had won the 2008 AL Most Valuable Player trophy, we at STACK weren’t the least bit surprised. With his unyielding determination, Dustin Pedroia…

Shocking Shoulder Workout – I Dare You to Try It

Lets take a closer look at a technique called Triple Drop Pre-Exhaust training and how we can apply it to a shoulder workout. Pre-exhaust involves using an isolation exercise immediately before a compound exercise to pre-fatigue the muscle without involving…

Smolov Powerlifting Cycle

The Smolov powerlifting cycle is an extremely demanding system of training that is known for getting results. If you run Smolov for squats, do not deadlift of perform any other posterior chain movements (good mornings, Romanian deadlifts, power cleans) during the…

Smolov Junior Powerlifting Cycle

The Smolov Junior powerlifting cycle is slightly less demanding then the standard Smolov cycle.  Smolov Junior is generally a 3 week cycle, but some trainees extend it to 4, 5 and even 6 weeks. Week 1 (SETS x REPS x…

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine

Ed Coan’s Bench Press Routine Ed Coan 555×2 Bench Press (Gym Lift) Video A repost of an excerpt from an article in Powerlifting USA reviewing Ed Coan’s Bench Press Video. The writer describes Ed’s periodized training scheme and gives a…

Russian Squat Routine

Russian Squat Routine A six week cycle, training three times a week, aiming to increase the 1RM by 5%. Alternate light and heavy days are used. The intensity is fixed for the first three weeks, whilst the volume is increased….