The excellent fitness information repository

You'll find all of our original content here 


THE Gains Lab Original ARTICLES

Basics of Conditioning: An overview of the development of raw capacity Advanced Conditioning: Developing capacity and translating capacity into performance Interval Training: Overview and basics of implementing interval training Skills Development: A logical approach to developing skills for fitness athletes Squats Made Simple: A comprehensive look into the fundamental strength training exercise Strength and Power: How to correctly train these aspects of your fitness Capacity Tests: Quantify your engine's power output with a series of demanding tests Strength and Capacity: A discussion of the interaction of two foundational fitness parameters Heart Rate Monitors: How to use (and how not to use) this training tool for functional fitness.



Snatch accessories

Slow Pull Snatch: Great exercise for improving position and pulls Behind the Neck Press: Increase stability overhead, especially for the catch in the snatch Sotts Press: One of the best for improving the bottom position in the snatch. (Start light!) Pause Snatch Pull: Classic developer of single unit strength during the hardest part of the lift OHS with Long Pause: Get comfortable in this position by spending time in this position Snatch Balance: Classic drill for improving the catch

Clean & Jerk accessories

Front Rack Drill: The single best drill to improve your front rack Advanced Front Rack Drill: The best gets even better Pause Clean: Increase strength and stability throughout the pull Split-Press: Improve stability and strength in the split position of the jerk Eye-Level Jerk: Best exercise there is to get under the bar faster

General strength stuff

Single-leg Glute Activation: Improve force development from a deep squat while improving stability Jefferson Curl: One of the best back strengthening exercises we know Back-rack Bulgarian split squat: Classic strength builder and imbalance fixer Overhead Bulgarian split squat: A more advanced version of a classic; great for core / trunk strength

Explosive power drills / rate of force production

Dumbbell jumps: Maximize rate of muscle recruitment Seated box jumps: One of many variations on a classic