Karen Landrian

The Time-Challenged Workout

By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 2005 One reason most men don’t look like Arnold is that they don’t have Arnold’s genetics. Another reason is that life gets in the way. Professional bodybuilding is a full-time job involving multiple daily workouts, frequent eating, and various recovery methods. For those who are time-challenged, I’d like to …

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Strength Sensei Bookshelf – Current Trends in Strength Training

Strength Sensei Bookshelf Charles Poliquin’s Current Trends in Strength Training   October 23, 2020, marked the publication of Charles Poliquin’s Current Trends in Strength Training. It represents insights into the works of Coach Poliquin in the late 80s and early 90s. The big question is, “Why did it take over two decades to see it available?” …

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The ACL Solution

By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 2005   Preventing ACL injuries is a major concern in many sports. ACL injuries often require surgery, and the recovery process can be lengthy – in many cases, up to a year. As such, many strength coaches look for ways to deal with this problem. First, consider that a …

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Making Sense of Dips

By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 2004   Dips could be considered an upper body squat for their ability to develop the chest, shoulders, and especially the triceps. Before America was obsessed with the bench press, dips were commonly practiced by bodybuilders, weightlifters, and anyone interested in general fitness. Along with the decrease in popularity …

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More About Chin-ups

By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 1999 The one-arm chin-up isn’t a showoff exercise, as it’s estimated that only one out of every 100,000 trainees have the genetic potential to do one. Athletes most likely to be able to do one or more are mountain climbers and gymnasts. One of my clients’ bodyguards who, aside …

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Fixing Shoulder Pain

By Strength Sensei CP Publication Date: 2000 One of the most common complaints I hear from powerlifters, and other athletes who focus on the bench press, is shoulder pain. Sometimes a layoff will resolve this problem and the athlete can get back to hard training, but it’s more likely the pain will come back and …

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