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RDL vs Stiff Leg Deadlift

“I teach HS weight training & often use the RDL in workouts. Our football strength coach, who works with many of the same kids after school, has them doing straight-legged deadlifts. He follows a more traditional bodybuilding type program (chest & back, shoulders, legs, bis & tris), so we tend to work against each other. A few weeks ago we had a “discussion” about the RDL vs. straight-legged deadlift, among other things… Read More »

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Dear Mom

“I am a mother of a 12-year old football player. He’s in 6th grade and currently in training for his first tackle team for the spring season. He has been playing flag for the past 4-5 years; he used to partake in CrossFit and had some one-on-one training in lifting and running technique from our previous CrossFit and Olympic Lifting Coach in California… Read More »

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Lessons Learned

“John – Love the TTMJ blog. I know it hasn’t been updated in a while, but I was wondering if John might be doing another ‘Things I Learned’ post for 2014. Loved the previous two, so insightful!… Read More »

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Bulking in a Bind

“I have been following Field Strong and the Bulking Protocol and making great gains but I am having trouble find protein sources when traveling and away from home. If I am lucky enough to prepare my snacks, I survive on cold meat loaf and chicken… Read More »

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Bulking Protocol – Part 3

“That really depends on what you are training for and your goals. But since this series is called The Bulking Protocol it is safe to assume you are reading with the goal of putting on muscle and size. I favor the more frequent meal model, as it is the only way for me to consume enough calories over the course of the day using high quality food sources… Read More »

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