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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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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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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Pissed or Pumped: The 24 Hour Rule On How To Keep Improving Even When You Feel Stuck

Recently we had the pleasure of attending the Elite FTS Learn To Train 8 Seminar hosted by Dave Tate and his team. It was an awesome experience and we learned a LOT from the seminars, with topics ranging from performance nutrition, coaching, and empowering your athletes and clients to excel. If you missed it, our last post…

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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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Live, Learn, Pass On: Lessons from Learn To Train 6 (With EliteFTS)

It’s that time of year again; the time where Viking Strength Systems goes to learn from some the brightest minds in the world of strength and conditioning. Learn to Train Seminars: Hosted by EliteFTS. This weekend, VSS will be attending the 8th and final instalment of the seminar and we are thrilled to have the…

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Kettlebell Warm Up 101: The Worlds Easiest and Most Efficient Warm Up

We’ve all been there. You know the place I’m talking about. You have a scheduled training session but time is scarce and the warmup is the LAST thing you have time to do and the FIRST thing you want to cut. Because let’s face it, it’s all about the main lift, right? Unfortunately, it may…

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