100 Top Training Articles

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EPE Training Systems is located in Lake Forest, CA. It caters to both adults and young athletes, of all levels of experience. For any questions, please call Stephen at 949-441-1262, or visit our web site at www.epetrainingsystems.com.

I’ve accumulated 100 very good training articles, covering all different areas of the strength & conditioning industry. Just reading these writings is absolutely sure to take your knowledge to the next level! Before you throw down $30.00  plus on a new book/ebook, spend a little time on these excellent reads. Pick through the bunch, or start at the top and work your way down. Either way, they contain loads and loads of extremely valuable information.

1. Short Josh Bryant piece on Anaerobic Training in High Altitude

2. Elite FTS’s Dave Tate Bench Press Manual

3. Protecting the Neck Article, from Elite FTS- Athletes take note

4. 7 Reasons You’re a Weakling by Eric Cressey

5. What is EPE Training Systems? https://epetrainingsystems.wordpress.com/category/epe-training-systems/. #orangecounty #athlete #fitness #fitfam

6. Chad Smith-7 Q&A’s @jgrnauttraining Article http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/07/14/7-frequently-asked-questions-answered-chad-wesley-smith/ #strength #gymrat #powerlifter #fitness #orangecounty #powerlifting

7. Isometrics to Improve Bench Press @XLATHLETE Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/using_isometrics_to_build_strength #powerlifter #strength #powerlifting #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #athlete

8. Heavy Sled Towing For Acceleration @bretcontreras article http://bretcontreras.com/heavy-sled-towing-trumps-light-sled-towing-for-acceleration/. #athlete #speed #orangecounty #fit

9. FITNESS RANTS What’s driving you mad about the fitness community? https://epetrainingsystems.wordpress.com/category/my-rant-fitness-gurus-creative-fitness-businesses/. #orangecounty #fitness #fitfam

10. @UnderTheBar @EliteFTS Deadlift Compilation/Manual http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/elitefts-free-deadlift-manual/ #fitness #strength #athlete #orangecounty #fitfam

11. Article-7 Power Clean Mistakes http://www.athletesacceleration.com/7-power-clean-mistakes/. #athlete #strength #orangecounty #fitfam #fitness

12. Coaching the Squat For Taller Athletes @XLATHLETE Cal Dietz Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/coaching_the_squat_for_taller #strength #powerlifting #gymrat #fitness #fitfam #bodybuilding #orangecounty

13. Performing Reps for Hypertrophy @bretcontreras Article http://bretcontreras.com/best-reps-for-hypertrophy-and-sport-specific-purposes/. #fit #orangecounty #bodybuilding #fitfam

14. Read no nonsense view of Instability (“Functional”) Training by @EricCressey @CresseyPerf http://www.t-nation.com/training/bosu-ball-the-good-bad-and-ugly/print?utm_content=bufferb1b43&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. #orangecounty #fitness #fitfam

15. @EliteFTS article on Energy Systems http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-truth-about-energy-systems/. #athlete #fitness #fitfam #strong

16. Eating For Muscle Composition-Michael Israetel Article @sportscienceed http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/07/02/laws-optimizing-body-composition/ #nutrition #bobybuilding #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #diet

17. Train to Failure or Not? Read @jmike125 http://www.thestrengthexchange.com/training-to-failure/. #fitness #strength #fitfam #athlete

18. Bodybuilders Vs Powerlifters @bretcontreras article http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/why_bodybuilders_are_more_jacked_than_powerlifters. #fit #orangecounty #fitfam

19. Wanted to share this @joshstrength article on Progressive Overload http://blog.joshstrength.com/2014/06/18/progressive-overloadoutdated.aspx #orangecounty #futness #athlete #fitfam

20. Cal Dietz Q&A @CVASPS Article http://www.cvasps.com/countdown-to-the-2012-seminar-q-and-a-with-cal-dietz/ #athlete #training #speed #fitfam #football #powerlifter #orangecounty

21. 5 Relative Strength Myths @EricCressey Article http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/5_relative_strength_myths. #strength #fit #orangecounty #fitfam

22. @UnderTheBar @EliteFTS Accessory Work Guide http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/supplemental-strength/. #orangecounty #fitness #fitfam #strength #athlete

23. @XLATHLETE Agility Drill Downloads http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/xlathlete_releases_agility_drill_speed1 #athlete #speed #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #strength

24. Cheating & Compensatory Acceleration @joshstrength Read http://blog.joshstrength.com/2014/06/18/we-are-honored-for-the-greatest-strength-training-mind-of-all-time-fred-hatfields-contribution.aspx #fitness #fit #orangecounty

25. Expose Your Weaknesses to Get Strong http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/expose_your_weaknesses_to_get_strong #fit #fitfam #orangecounty

26. Periodizing High Intensity Training JMeadows http://www.t-nation.com/training/planned-brutality. #bodybuilding #fit #orangecounty #fitfam

27. 5 Deadlift Tips @deansomerset Article http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/07/15/5-tips-take-deadlift-next-level/ #powerlifting #gymrat #powerlifter #strength #fitness #orangecounty

28. @joshstrength Article, Combining Rest-Pause w/ Drop Sets http://www.musclemag.com/workout-of-the-week-rest-pause-drop-sets/#.U3KDsPldVFu #fitness #strength #athlete #orangecounty

29. Lifting Atlas Stones –from @joeljamieson website http://www.8weeksout.com/2014/06/19/atlas-stone/. #strongman #fitness #athlete #orangecounty #strength #fitfam.

30. Modulating Intensity – @MikeTuchscherer Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/how-to-modulate-intensity. #strength #powerlifting #fitness #powerlifter #orangecounty #fitness

31. @UnderTheBar Free Squat Manual http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/sports-training/dave-tates-free-squat-manual/. #strength #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #athlete

32. Training for Max Muscle Growth @bretcontreras Article http://bretcontreras.com/training-for-maximum-muscle-growth-explained/. #fit #bodybuilding #orangecounty #fitfam

33. Prep for Multi-Joint Exercises-Dr.Yessis @CVASPS Article http://www.cvasps.com/blog/page/5/ #athlete #training #athlete #fitness #fitfam #speed

34. Understanding Energy Systems @EricCressey article http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/cardio_confusion. #fit #fitfam #orangecounty

35. Running For The Big Squatter-Alex Viada Article http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/06/04/minimizing-injury-running-considerations-larger-athletes/ @HumPerformance #runner #strength #fitness #athlete #orangecounty #powerlifter

36. Takeaways from Triphasic Training @XLATHLETE Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/ten_take_aways_from_triphasic #athlete #powerlifting #gymrat #fitness #speed #fitfam

37. Build Explosive Speed – @joshstrength Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/build-explosive-speed. #powerlifting #strength #fitness #orangecounty #athlete

38. @SpotAthletics @EliteFTS Article-Proper Foot Placement for BP http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/friday-technique-video-foot-placement-for-the-bench-press/. #fitness #strength #orangecounty #athlete #orangecounty #fitfam

39. Research on Warming Up @bretcontreras article http://bretcontreras.com/what-does-sports-science-research-have-to-say-about-warming-up/. #athlete #fit #strength #orangecounty

40. Good Rob Petillo @Elite FTS article for aspiring powerlifter
http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/how-you-take-your-total-from-novice-to-elite/. #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam #athlete #strength

41. Rest-Pause Method & Slow Gainers vs Fast Gainers – @joshstrength Article http://blog.joshstrength.com/2014/03/12/rest-pause-trainingwhy-it-works.aspx. #fitness #orangecounty #strength #fitfam #bodybuilding #athlete

42. FMS Screen & Sport Performance @XLATHLETE Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/the_fms_screen_and_it #athlete #speed #fitness #orangecounty #strength

43. Critique of Marine Fitness Training @EliteFTS Article http://asp.elitefts.net/qa/default.asp?qid=209552&tid=. #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam #athlete #strength

44. Sports Injuries-Stop Blaming the Exercise @joeljamieson Article http://www.8weeksout.com/2012/08/19/sports-injuries-lets-stop-blaming-the-exercise/. #athlete #strength #speed #fitness #orangecounty

45. @jmike125 Article – Train to Failure or Not http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-research-meathead-training-to-failure/. #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam #athlete #strength

46. Onertraining vs Overreaching @jmike125 Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-research-meathead-overtraining-insight-and-performance/. #fitness #orangecounty #athlete #strength #fitfam

47. Powerlifting Insights for Bodybuilders @jgrnauttraining Mike Israetel Article http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/06/10/powerlifing-insights-bodybuilding-training/ #bodybuilding #fitness #bodybuilder #gymrat #fitfam

48. Understanding Energy Systems @jmike125 Article @EliteFTS http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-truth-about-energy-systems/. #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #athlete #strength

49. Explaining Assistance Work @joshstrength Article http://blog.joshstrength.com/2014/05/07/exercises-main-and-assistance-whats-the-difference.aspx. #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam #strength #athlete

50. Tips for the Low Carb Dieter
http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/low-carb-dieting-without-the-suffering/. @EliteFTS #orangecounty #fitness #athlete #fitfam

51. Strength Program for Distance Running from @XLATHLETE http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/example_of_distance_running_strength #runner #running #athlete #fitness #fitfam

52. Partial Vs Full Reps @bretcontreras blog http://bretcontreras.com/partial-vs-full-reps-or-both/ #strength #orangecounty #fit #fitfam

53. 7 Principles of Exercise-Good Read http://www.simplyshredded.com/7-principles-of-exercise-selection.html. #fit #bodybuilding #orangecounty #fitfam

54. Improve Your Bench Press- @CoachGregRobins Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/the-best-exercises-period #strength #fitness #powerlifter #orangecouunty #athlete

55. Linear Periodization @joshstrength Article http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3a38161043764354f6052d5cf&id=ed757c089c&e=b9966c44fb. #strength #fit #orangecounty #athlete

56. Dept Drop vs. Drop Jump – Natalia Verkoshansky http://www.cvasps.com/2013/04/ #training #athlete #speed #football #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty

57. Strength Endurance XLATHLETE Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/strength_endurance #sport #athlete #speed #runner #running #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty

58. Price of the Platform @BryanKrahn Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/price-of-the-platform/ #powerlifting #gymrat #training #powerlifter #bodybuilding #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam

59. Be Aware-Excessive Article-Joe Giandonato @elitefts Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/excessive-cardio-just-say-no/ #fitness #fitfam #runner #orangecounty #running

60. Obliterate Your Sticking Points -@joshstrength Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/obliterate-your-sticking-points. #fitness #strength #athlete #powerlifting #orangecounty

61. 5 Common Technique Mistakes @EricCressey Article http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/5_common_technique_mistakes. #fit #orangecounty #fitfam #athlete

62. Enhancing Recovery @XLATHLETE Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/a_multidimensional_approach_to_enhancing #athlete #speed #strength #powerlifting #fitness #fitfam

63. 5 Great Exercises- Christian Thibadeau Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/the-best-exercises-period #fitness #strength #fitfam #athlete #orangecounty

64. Post Activation Potnetiation Danny Raimondi @CVASPS Article http://www.cvasps.com/article-review-a-look-at-post-activation-potentiation/ #athlete #training #speed #powerlifting #powerlifter #fitness #fitfam

65. Training the Skinny Teen @BradGatens Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/training-for-the-skinny-teen/ #athlete #fitness #orangecounty #strength #fitfam

66. 5 More Common Technique Mistakes @EricCressey http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/5_more_common_technique_mistakes&cr=. #fitfam #orangecounty #fit #athlete

67. Truth About Glutens http://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/not-so-ugly-truth-about-gluten. #fit #nutrition #orangecounty #nutrition

68. 10 Training Mistakes Women make http://www.t-nation.com/training/10-mistakes-women-make-in-the-gym. #orangecounty #fit #fitfam

69. 3 Techniques for Building Muscle http://www.t-nation.com/training/break-3-rules-build-more-muscle. #fit #fitfam #orange county #athlete

70. Pontentiation Clusters @XLATHLETE Cal Dietz Article
http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/maximizing_high_quality_reps_with #athlete #strength #powerlifter #powerlifting #speed #fitness #fitfam

71. Strength & Conditioning Coach Paradox @joeljamieson Article http://www.8weeksout.com/2012/07/03/the-paradox-of-the-strength-conditioning-professional/. #athlete #strength #orangecounty #fitness

72. @elitefts Mike Martsell article-Novice Strongman Training http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/training-for-novice-strongman/ #strongman #Powerlifting #fitness #powerlifter

73. Progressive Overload –Outdated? @joshstrength Article http://blog.joshstrength.com/2014/06/progressive-overload-outdated/. #strength #athlete #powerlifting #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam

74. Parametric Biometric Method-Cal Dietz @CVASPS Article http://www.cvasps.com/parametric-biometric-method/ #athlete #powerlifting #strength #speed #fitfam #fitness #orangecounty

75. Metabolic Adaption -@EricTrexler Article http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2014/07/11/need-know-metabolic-adaptation/ #bobybuilding #fitness #diet #bodybuilder #fitfam

76. Improving Force Production thru Foot & Ankle Training @XLATHLETE http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/transferring_force_and_improving_performance1 #athlete #sport #runner #speed #fitness #running #football

77. Truth Behind Fasted Cardio @BPSportScience Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/mythbusting-fasted-cardio/ #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #bodybuilding

78. 22 Proven Rep Schemes – Christian Thibaudeau Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/22-proven-rep-schemes. #fitness #orangecounty #strength #bodybuilding #fitfam

79. Secondary Workouts for Recovery & More @MarkDugdale Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/secondary-workouts-for-increased-muscle-size-and-conditioning/ #fitness #bodybuilding #powerlifting #fitfam #orangecounty

80. Develop Your Pull-up – @Fakedanjohn Article http://www.t-nation.com/workouts/how-to-increase-your-pull-up-power. #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #strength #athlete

81. Protecting the Neck @Elitefts Ryan Cidzik Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/protect-the-neck/ #athlete #football #strength #speed #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty

82. 4 Fat Burning Finishers- @Chadwaterbury Article http://www.t-nation.com/workouts/fast-abs-4-fat-burning-finishers. #fitness #fitfam #athlete #orangecounty

83. Progressing Jumping Exercises JayDeMayo/N.Verkoshansky @CVASPS Article http://www.cvasps.com/progressing-the-jumping-exercises-practical-application-for-coaches-dr-natalia-verkhoshansky/ #athlete #speed #strength #fitness #orangecounty #fitfam

84. Complex Training-Rate of Force Development @XLATHLETE Cal Dietz Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/the_importance_of_complex_training #athlete #powerlifting #fitfam #speed #gymrat

85. Competing in Strongman @ChaseKarnes Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/what-you-need-to-know-before-your-first-strongman-competition/ #strongman #strength #fitness #athlete #powerlifting #powerlifter #bodybuilding

86. Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth- @catanzarogroup Article http://www.t-nation.com/training/burn-reps-for-anabolic-growth. #bodybuilding #fitness #bodybuilder #orangecounty #fitfam

87. Should You Count Calories?- @DaniShugart Article http://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/calories-should-you-be-counting. #diet #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #weightloss

88. Training Complexes @EricBach Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/training-complexes-to-shatter-plateaus/ #athlete #speed #powerlifting #fitness #orangecounty #strength

89. Single Leg vs Double Leg Training XLATHLETE Cal Dietz Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/single_leg_vs_double_leg #gymrat #athlete #speed #fitness #fitfam #orangeounty #runner

90. Tips to Improving Your Squat- @jesseirizarry Article http://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/calories-should-you-be-counting. #strength #powerlifter #orangecounty #athlete

91. Combining Conjugate & Undulating Periodization @cantanzarogroup Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/the-alternating-conjugate-periodization-model/ #fitness #bodybuilding #powerlifting #orangecounty #bodybuilder

92. Excelent Rippetoe @SS_Strength Ranting by the master http://www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/problem-with-exercise-science. #strength #fitness #fitfam #powerlifting

93. 6 Fat Loss Mistakes- C. Thibaudeau Article @T_Nation http://www.t-nation.com/training/fasted-cardio-eats-muscle #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty #athlete

94. GPP Bryan Mann @EliteFTS Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/purposeful-gpp-applying-science-to-your-conditioning/ #powerlifter #powerlifting #strength #athlete #orangecounty #fitness

95. Old Fred Hatfield Article on HIT from @joshstrength http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3a38161043764354f6052d5cf&id=fa7cdbdec6&e=b9966c44fb #strength #gymrat #fitness #powerlifting #bodybuilding

96. Bullet Proof Knees- Bryan Mann Article @EliteFTS http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/bulletproof-soccer-knees/ #fitness #athlete #speed #fitfam #orangecounty #soccer

97. Speed & Skill Optimization- @XLATHLETE Cal Dietz Article http://xlathlete.com/blog/articles/entry/speed_and_skill_optimization_a #athlete #speed #gymrat #athlete #fitness #fitfam

98. Women “Running” Into Trouble-Jon Kiefer Article @elitefts http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/women-running-into-trouble/ #fitness #fitfam #runner #running #orangecounty

99. Plyometrics History JayDeMayo/N.Verkoshansky http://www.cvasps.com/2013/03/ #athlete #training #fitness #speed #powerlifting #orangecounty

100. Deconstructing the Deadlift @underthebar Article http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/deconstructing-the-deadlift/ #powerlifting #powerlifter #gymrat #fitness #fitfam #orangecounty

 

EPE Training Systems – Offering Quality Training in Orange County

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EPE Training Systems is a one-of-a-kind training facility, located in Laguna Niguel, CA. There are no other establishments in Orange County, CA offering the various programs and unique training environment being offered here.

We offer both on-on-one personal training,small group training, and athlete performance training. Personal training is customized to reflect the goals and fitness levels of the individual. Our group training is kept small so that many op the principles of personal training are carried over into the group – but at a significantly reduced cost to the trainee. The Small Group Training consists of three components: Strength Training/Body Shaping-Hypertrophy/Conditioning.

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EPE Training Systems is now offering our Strongman Hybrid Training Program. With this system, each session consists of:

1. One of the three core Powerlifting exercises (Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift)

2. Training on 1-2 Strongman events

3. Circuit conditioning using a variety of implements, including

– Various Strongman Equipment

– Awkward objects

– Ropes

– Kettlebells

– Sleds

– Medicine Balls

– Calisthenics

– Bulgarian Bags

– Sandbags

– Etc., etc.

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We also offer Athlete Performance Training. We are using some of the world wide state of the art methods, such as Univ. of MN Head Strength Coach, Cal Dietz’s “Triphasic Undualted Block Periodization'” system. Our athletes are getting stronger, more explosive, increasing their power and rate of force development.

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EPE has teamed up with a fitness trainer referral organization called Thumbtack.

Visit our website at http://www.epetrainingsystems.com, or call at 949-441-1262

Looking For a Fitness Trainer?

The original EPE Training Center

So, you’re interested in getting into shape, you’re not sure where to start, and so you want to recruit the services of a professional. Just keep in mind, not all services are alike – especially in the fitness industry. To name a few: You have one size fits all bootcamp and Crossfit systems. You have the “functional” crowd, who are stuck on using unstable surfaces, like Swiss balls. You have the big athletic centers that run young athletes through a thousand different speed & agility drills, but they can’t even squat their own bodyweight. And then, worst of all, you have the big-box commercial gyms and their pathetic offering of personal training.

Anybody, and I mean ANYBODY can tell you to run over there, then run back, then lift that thing, then swing this thing,  then do some pushups then jump on that balance ball, (and “Don’t fall and break your neck!”), etc.  And you are going to huff and puff and sweat. After a few weeks of this, you are going to feel a little stronger and you’re going to lose some fat. Remember, anything you do at this point in the game is going to make a difference – to a point!

Real world, tried-and-true, non-trendy fitness training is designed to take you well beyond this initial training curve. It is designed to transcend plateaus through the use of pre-planned strategies combined with adjustments based on the individual’s current conditioning level, current circumstances, and their goals. It is designed to transcend the overwhelmingly prevalent state of yo-yo conditioning that most of us experience when we either join a big-box gym, or fall under the influence of a trainer or training system that does not incorporate a focus on the “individual” and a knowledge of proper programming.

In terms of choosing your trainer, this is the point which separates a person who looks good in a wife-beater so they decided to become a personal trainer – versus – a person with a passion for understanding real exercise programming, with some knowledge in exercise bio-mechanics – the kind of stuff you’re not going to get from some fitness certification. We’re talking about having some concept of the great former Eastern Bloc strength scientists. We’re talking about studying the material provided by these masters, as well as the Western masters who have been applying these materials to real-life settings for years. Ask your trainer who he or she reads. If you don’t hear names like: Verkoshansky, Zatsiorsky, Rippetoe, Kurz, Simmons, Siff,  Issurin, etc. – this “trainer” might not have a passion for truly getting you into shape.