Coach PK demonstrates intervals on the Air Dyne bike, one of the most brutal and effective machines for conditioning. We use this tool to condition all kind of athletes, from pro fighters to physique competitors to elite hockey players.
Coach G demonstrates the proper technique for performing the single leg press. This is a great exercise for targeting the quads and glutes. We frequently program unilateral or single limb exercises to correct strength imbalances.
Coach G demonstrates a great exercise for stretching the hip flexors and quads. Consistent practice on this stretch will alleviate tight hip flexors, prevent back pain and improve your mobility, especially with foundation movements like the squat.
Strong Athlete International Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu competitor Amir demonstrates how to do resistance band pull aparts. Coach G briefly breaks down why we use this exercise to help develop the stabilizing muscles in the shoulder girdle.
Strong Athlete Boxer Scarlett Delgado demonstrates how to do a medicine ball forward clean and toss. Coach G briefly breaks down why we use this exercise as an olympic lift alternative to develop directional strength and explosive power.
Video footage of 17 year old Strong Athlete and OHL hockey prospect Zac Masson easily deadlifting 300 lbs. for reps during his off-season strength training with Coach G!
Full video coverage of Ashton’s dominating victory via 3rd round rear-naked choke at the Ohio Fighting Championships:
Love him or hate him, if you’re a boxing fan you should thank him because without Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing would be almost dead by now. Floyd has brought interest back to boxing with his charisma, showmanship and superhuman-like skills. There’s no fighter in any combat sport today that can promote a fight and draw the attention the way he can! Not even the UFC’s Chael Sonnen can talk as much hype as Mayweather. It will be a sad day when Mayweather retires from the sport of boxing because with him goes the big fights, the huge pay-per-view buys and the dramatic fights that we love to see. He’s a self made celebrity, millionaire and…
One of the best athlete motivational messages of all time! How bad do you really want to succeed? What sacrifices are you willing to make to be successful? #TrainStrong #EatStrong #BeStrong #StrongAthlete
Strong Athlete Kate Mitchell has had an incredible 2013 so far. In March she captured the Toronto Championships Overall in Figure and followed up with another win at the Cobourg Naturals in April, this time in Women’s Physique. Kate capped off the month of June with an impressive showing at the OPA Provincials held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and even won the Oxygen Model Search contest! Look out for much more from Kate later this year, including a feature interview on Strong-Athlete.com.
Casandra Bella, Miss Chin Bikini 2012, trains back and abs with Coach PK of Team Strong Athlete just days before her National debut at the IFBB World Qualifier in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Look out for an exclusive interview with Casandra in an upcoming feature on Strong-Athlete.com. Feature video below:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has got to be the hardest working man in Hollywood these days. Strong-Athlete’s all-time favorite WWE superstar and action hero has no less than four feature films debuting this year. The first, Snitch, which hit theaters in February, sees The Rock battling a drug cartel to save the life of his son. Later on in March, we see the Rock starring with Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis in a sequel to the first G.I. Joe movie. Rocky hooks up again with the cast of The Fast & The Furious for the sixth installment of this beloved franchise. The movie we are most looking forward to however, is Pain and Gain, starring The Rock…
Meet undefeated Canadian welterweight Ryan Dickson, a rising Canadian star who’s been on a tear of late. In this Strong-Athlete short film, we profile Ryan and witness his latest victory at the Score Fighting Series in front of his home crowd in Hamilton. With more performances like this, it won’t be long before we see Ryan in the UFC.
Why did Manny Pacquiao get knocked out so badly against Marquez?? Listen here to Alex Ariza, Manny’s strength and conditioning coach, talk about how Pacquiao is not putting in his time on the strength and conditioning for this fight. No matter how much skill you have or how many victories you have under your belt, you can NEVER, EVER cut out your strength and conditioning program if you want to perform at the highest level and that was clearly evident in this fight as Pacquiao got knocked out cold live on HBO in vicious and dramatic fashion! And listen to Freddie Roach share his opinion on Strength & Conditioning coaches!
UFC Middleweight champ and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva was recently showcased in a new kick-ass Nike commercial. The new ad is part of Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” campaign and was shot in Silva’s home country Brazil. The ad is significant for mixed martial arts on several levels. For years, Nike remained on the sidelines of MMA, observing the growth of the sport and waiting for the right time to get involved. Presumably they thought the sport was too violent, too barbaric and may have even questioned the long-term viability of the sport. Now it’s clear that times have changed. Nike has joined the mixed martial arts universe in a major way, securing sponsorship deals with…
Bodybuilding fans and fitness enthusiasts of all levels will be pleased to hear that 2013 will be the debut of Generation Iron, a feature length documentary about modern day professional bodybuilding. This film is essentially a follow up to the cult classic Pumping Iron, which introduced the world to future bodybuilding icon, action movie star and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It features seven of the world’s best bodybuilders, including the current Mr. Olympia and several contenders such as Kai “The Predator” Greene and Dennis Wolf. You can be sure that the Strong Athlete family will be at the premiere of this one. Check out the trailer below:
We recently came across this absolutely insane feat of strength the other day. It features Dimitry Klovov, a former world champion weightlifter from Russia, who redefines strong with this 550 lb front squat with a 5 second pause in the bottom position. After taking silver at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Klokov was noticeably absent from the Olympic Games in London this past summer. He was forced to withdraw due to medical reasons. Hopefully he decides to take one last crack at gold in 2016 in Rio. For now, check out the video below and see what superhuman strength looks like:
On November 17th, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre will step back into the Octagon to face one of the toughest tests of his stellar career when he takes on Carlos Condit. Georges has not seen action in more than a year since he suffered a devastating knee injury while training. In the following video, George takes us through his gruelling rehab regimen. GSP is back and believes he is better than he has ever been. On November 17th, he’ll get a chance to prove himself yet again and further cement his legacy as one of the all-time greats.
Rising Figure star and Strong-Athlete.com contributor Anita Kus-Roberts gave us a sneak preview of her physique 10 days out from the Ontario Natural Championships in Hamilton. Anita has completely revamped her body and is looking to make a major statement on stage.
Canadian IFBB Pro Contender Jerome Bravo, and his new trainer IFBB Pro Mike Van Wyck train arms as part of their pre-contest prep for the Arnold Classic Amateur show in Madrid Spain. Jerome is more motivated than ever to earn his IFBB Pro Card and honor the great Darren Oliver, his former trainer who passed away last year.
Recently, the Strong-Athlete.com crew got to attend a media session at Kombat Arts in Mississauga for an up and coming professional boxer, Marc “Gwapo” Pagcaliwangan. Only 22 years old, Gwapo will be having his first professional fight on Saturday September 22, 2012 in Montreal, Qc. Being a 3 time Golden Gloves champion, Marc is no stranger to intense competition. It’s because of the sheer talent and natural inclination to the sweet science that he is the youngest boxer sponsored by Lonsdale. A role model for aspiring amateur Filipino-Canadian boxers, Marc displays a work ethic that consumes entire days. A role model for aspiring amateur Filipino-Canadian boxers, Marc displays a work ethic that consumes entire days;…