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In Season Nutrition For Maximum Performance

Last year we had the chance to speak to a couple athletes about their nutrition during weekend long competitions. While some had a solid grasp on performance nutrition, others did not, exemplified by the fact they didn’t eat for the entire day! You can only imagine their performance and energy levels in the final competitions…

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7 Rollout Variations for Awesome Abs

Awesome abdominals should be functional and look awesome. While the later is a result of being diligent in the kitchen – aka maintaining leanness through nutrition- the former can be trained for increasing athleticism. First off though, what do the abs ACTUALLY do? Well, abs act as an anti-extension piece. What does this mean in…

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4 Improvements to Make your Bench Press Awesome

The Bench Press. When done properly it can be an awesome tool to help you build tremendous upper body strength, including strong shoulders, triceps and pectorals. When done poorly however, the bench press can wreak more havoc on the shoulder joint than Justin Beiber can on society. On the surface, the bench press looks relatively…

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The Ultimate Warm-Up Guide

Here at Viking Strength Systems we are excited. Extremely excited. Over the past couple months we’ve been rebuilding our website, expanding our company and compiling the best resources from around the globe to develop a FREE product that is jam-packed with quality content. We wanted to make something that would benefit the masses and that…

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#1 Mistake You Make While Strength Training

“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.” – Muhammad Ali Imagine this scenario. You’re in the gym, you’re psyched, last week you completed 3 reps of the same weight. You approach the weight with…

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Top Exercise of the Week: Snatch Grip Rack Pull

In the Snatch Grip Rack Pull, the wider snatch grip puts more emphasis on the upper back compared to conventional deadlifts and also increases full body range of motion. The increased range of motion throughout the body promotes greater muscle growth and more neural adaptations resulting in greater strength. We suggest starting the pull from…

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12 Little Secrets I’ve Learned As A Strength Coach

I always loved lists of hints, tips and lessons posted by people far wiser than myself. I don’t know whether it was just the simplicity that lists like this radiate but I would sit there and try and soak up each tip and lesson finding a way to apply in my training, nutrition, or life…

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The Little Known Trait for Success and Medication for Failure

Thomas Edison was an inventor. Edison held 1,093 patents to his name. Tinkering, building and creating the things that have transformed into those that we use today. According to Edison, his Light Bulb went through 6,000 test variations before he found the right filament to make it work. He was a man who, if you…

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Which Supplements Are Worth Your Money?: Nutrition Roundtable with Ben, Kory and Dave (Part Two)

This is Part Two of a two-part roundtable series with the legendary Ben Pickard, Kory Allen, and David Wu, in which each member of the roundtable will provide their answers to YOUR questions (read part one here). In this part, the three legends look to answer a highly debatable question… If you were stranded on an…

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How Do I Gain or Lose Weight: Nutrition Roundtable with Ben, Kory and Dave (Part One)

This is Part One of a two-part roundtable series with the legendary Ben Pickard, Kory Allen, and David Wu, in which each member of the roundtable will  provide their answers to YOUR questions. In this part, the three legends look to answer the ultimate question… How do I gain or lose weight? Note: we don’t support one…

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