Putting the C in S&C: An Energy Systems-Based Approach

By Marc Lewis and Travis Pollen


Don’t get us wrong: when it comes to building durable athletes, strength is the foundation. However, oftentimes coaches become so single-minded that they practically forget about conditioning. Or at the very least they misapply it.

Consider the following scenario:

It’s day one of pre-season for , and your athletes […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Energy System Development|0 Comments

Eat, Lift, and Condition to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle

By Marc Lewis and Travis Pollen

With summer just around the corner, fat loss and concurrent muscle preservation is on just about everyone’s mind. The trouble is, there’s a whole lot of gimmicky — not to mention conflicting — information out there, especially when it comes to extreme diet and workout methods that supposedly yield lightning […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Concurrent Training|0 Comments

How To Maximize Concurrent Training

By Marc Lewis

Simultaneously training for adaptations associated with resistance and endurance training (RT & ET), otherwise known as concurrent training (CT), is widely debated by fitness professionals and strength coaches alike. CT has been criticized due to the potential for chronic overreaching, as well as the competing adaptations associated when performing RT and ET, concurrently. […]

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Steady State Cardio vs. HIIT

By Marc Lewis

Steady State Cardio Vs. H.I.I.T: What’s Better?

We’re in a sad time of Fitness shaming.

It’s impossible to log onto Twitter, Instagram, or any fitness site without a post vilifying steady state cardio (hereafter referred to as cardiac output training), or trashing someone who does steady state cardio in their training.

We hear every excuse under […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Conditioning|0 Comments

DUP vs Linear Periodization

By Marc Lewis

You’ve hit the wall.

Your strength has plateaued, energy plummeted, and motivation has been embarrassingly low.

Hell, you’d rather watch friends and eat gelato than pull weight.

It’s obvious what you’re doing isn’t working.
You need to make a change.

When my clients plateau on basic linear periodization it’s time for a new strategy: Daily Undulating Periodization (DUP).
Daily […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Strength Training|0 Comments