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Happy New Year! NOW is the time to reach your GOALS!

2012 is upon us, and its the time of year when gyms are flooded with newcomers that want to gain muscle, lose fat, get in shape, etc. Well at most commercial gyms in America, these newbies dont last very long before they are just “donating” their monthly memberships to the gym and not showing up at all. Well at EliteSSP, we strive to help you reach your goals! If you want to be motivated, inspired, and shown the correct way to do things, then now is the time to call us at 540-520-1382 or EMAIL US today so we can help! In Roanoke, VA where we are based, there is very little in the way of true training with old school weights and strongman implements. … Read entire article »


The WUSSification of Today’s Youth

Recently, I have been involved in instances of parents literally coddling their children when they do not get what they want. I coach various sports in addition to training athletes in the gym. I have had a few parents complain because their precious “cargo” was not getting to play the position they thought he/she should be playing. Most of the time, these same parents have never coached a sport. In some instances, they NEVER even played a sport growing up to begin with. The problem today is our society is such that if you don’t get your way, you are basically raised that you don’t go out and work harder to … Read entire article »

Underground Strength Nation

Join the Underground Strength Nation today! Zach Even-Esh shares his wisdom with you all and its well worth it! … Read entire article »

Are you ready?

If you looking to improve you conditioning or get stronger, faster and better at your chose sport, you need to reach out to us at EliteSSP today and come in for a free trial workout! Contact us today at … Read entire article »

EliteSSP now has a Forum!

We have added a forum to the EliteSSP blog. Please check it out and register! We have a place to post logs for those athletes and non-athletes alike that are training with us. And there are other forums of interest as well, including The Power Page original Exercise Index. The Power Page was one of the first places to offer an extensive online exercise index database, and with the advent of EliteSSP, we have carried it over here and plans to expand that database very soon. Elite SSP FORUMS! If you are not training with us, then now is the time to jump in while rates are low! If you are in the Roanoke, … Read entire article »

Conventional Deadlift – Finale

In part one we went over the various exercises to help your deadlift. Then, in part dos, we explored some of the different foot positions that should be utilized during training. Hopefully you have mastered everything in both articles because we’re now moving on to accommodating resistance. The reason we’re going to focus on accommodating resistance is simple – it allows greater loading during the concentric phase. This means that the weight will feel light at the bottom but heavy at the top. Adding bands and/or chains will not only force you to build speed where the weight is the lightest, it will force you to get stronger at the completion of the lift. How does … Read entire article »

Add a Strongman Day to Your Routine

In most local high schools, most sports teams don’t have their own dedicated Strength Coaches. This can be good or bad, depending on who the person is that is running your offseason program and what their level of knowledge is on training. Many times, the head coach of your sport is also running your offseason weight training and conditioning program. In many of these cases, the offseason program is some cookie cutter routine bought from a local college program, or something they found on the internet. This is the problem with how many athletes are being prepared for their upcoming season. As we all know, everyone is different, and most importantly … Read entire article »

Conventional Deadlift – Part Dos

In the first article we went over different key points on how to bring up your deadlift. In this section we’ll see what we can do about more technical issues and training with the conjugate method. This is where the fun stuff begins! Foot Position This is an often misunderstood part of the deadlift. I’ll cover 3 different stances/foot positions and highlight benefits for each one. Remember that with each stance you need to have your toes pointed slightly outward! Also, do all 3 stances in your training to make sure you’re strong no matter what. In all examples below, make sure to keep the bar close to … Read entire article »

My Experience with 531

Over the last few months, I have been extremely focused on coaching and work and less focused on my own training. Part of that was due to just flat boredom due to training alone many times, and another part was due to what we all have to deal with on a daily basis, and that is family commitments. Put all this together with my coaching duties and my normal job and you create yourself into a total lazy piece of crap. Well recently, I had an epiphany. I was either going to train the way I know how and go after my goals despite whatever else is going on in my life or I … Read entire article »

Conventional Deadlift – Part 1

Everyone who wants to get strong knows that there are 2 lifts that will put muscle on you quickly – the squat and the deadlift. The problem that we have seen for years is that lots of people do NEITHER correctly! I will go over a few things that will help you put pounds on the conventional deadlift in just a few weeks. Train your quads You’re probably asking yourself “Why train quads to deadlift?”. Well the simple answer is that, when pulling conventional, you use a lot of quad. If you aren’t, then you aren’t doing it properly. You should be able to flex your quads and the … Read entire article »