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 Prowler: The BEST Conditioning Tool You’ve Never Tried

When was the last time you had your ass kicked in training? I’m not talking about a little huffin’ and puffin’ with a couple tender muscles the next day; I’m talking some next level business. How about being unable to stand up because your legs feel like cheese strings and your lungs are taking in…

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From Land to Water and Iron: Meet Teresa – Living Proof That All Women Can Strength Train

When you meet her you’ll know. A big ball of bright energy, Teresa is one who will capture your heart with her charisma and attitude. Don’t mistake her stature for her uncanny ability to out perform you in everything, she can undoubtedly pull her weight, and more, literally. Teresa was kind enough to let us…

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Learn to Train 8 with EliteFTS: A 900lb Bench Press, Goal Setting, Razor Sharp Axes, Wizard Tips, and More

There once was a Viking. This Viking was unusual. He preferred to chop trees with his battle axe rather than enemies. One day he went to a logging company to chop a few trees down. On the wall he noticed there was a record of the most trees chopped in a day. Seven. Olaf, the…

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