Utilizing a Deload & Off-Season

Dain Soppelsa 10/20/Life, Articles, Brian Carroll, Coaching, Deload, Mental Toughness, Powerlifting, Programs, Strength Training, Success Stories/Testimonials, Team Sports, Uncategorized

By Dain Soppelsa I was first introduced to the concept of a real deload when I started utilizing the 10/20/Life principles a couple of years back. When I first saw how often and how light the deloads were, I was very skeptical. It seemed like to lift at an RPE of 5 every third week would be counterproductive to getting strong. …

Best Advice

Jonathan Byrd 10/20/Life, Articles, Bench, Brian Carroll, Coaching, Deadlift, Deadlift, Deload, Inzer Advance Designs, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Uncategorized

By Jonathan Byrd I have been very fortunate to have been around some really skilled lifters and coaches. Without them, my progress would have been much slower, and my injuries may have even pushed me out of powerlifting all together. Great coaching and advice can really help you overcome a lot of issues with lifting. Now, I understand that these …

Stress: Necessary Adaptation

Low Country Strength 10/20/Life, Articles, Deload, Mental Toughness, Motivation, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Uncategorized

By Will Kuenzel/Lowcountry Strength Stress is stress is stress.  The body responds to all stress in a very similar manner.  It doesn’t matter if it’s emotional stress, mental stress, or physical stress.  Stress comes in many different varieties.  Stress is caused by things we worry about, arguments we have, and pain we endure.  The body can only deal with so …

Stop Going Hard All the Time! The Science of Overtraining

Sabrina Schutter 10/20/Life, Articles, Coaching, Mental Toughness, Powerlifting, Programs, Strength Training, Team Sports, Uncategorized

By Sabrina Schutter For many years now, people have put out such great studies and information on how actually taking a break and deloading correctly has improved people’s lifting, reduced injuries, and promoted longevity. For some crazy reason, there is still a multitude of fitness experts and icons promoting balls to the wall, hardcore, and just work through the pain …

10/20/BJJ

Low Country Strength 10/20/Life, Articles, Coaching, MMA, Motivation, Programs, Strength Training, Uncategorized

By Will Kuenzel/Lowcountry Strength Strength training isn’t the be all and end all.  I’ll pause while there is a collective gasp in the fitness industry at that statement.  I’m a strength guy.  I’m a powerlifter.  Do I think strength training is helpful?  Damn right!  I don’t, however, think it is the cure-all.  Implementing it into a structured training cycle can …