Traditional Mashed Potatoes

I like to eat sweet potatoes for a few reasons: they’re tasty, nutrient-dense, and offer the carbs I need to feel energized at training. But I also love regular old mashed potatoes, packed with butter and cream. In weightlifting, it is important to eat a lot of calories so your body has what it needs […]

5 Tips For Better Meet/Competition Prep

Image Source If you consider yourself a strength athlete then competition is part of the game. Whether it’s a national event or your local meet, all your hard work can be wasted if you don’t prep yourself in the right way. In my opinion, your preparation is just as much mental as it is physical. […]

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

I like beef. A lot. But, I also have a soft spot in my heart for chicken. While I believe strongly that beef is better for recovery, I don’t want beef at every single meal. Enter this simple slow cooker recipe. It takes about 10 minutes to cook up the chicken and mix the sauce, […]

Thai-style Beef Stir Fry

If you haven’t noticed a theme with the meals I post here, this is it: simple. While my wife loves to cook and could spend hours in the kitchen on one meal, she doesn’t want to do that every day. And as for me? Well, scrambled eggs tests my patience. So we try to find […]

Roasted Garlic Asparagus

Asparagus is loaded with nutrients across the whole spectrum of the alphabet: Vitamin A, C, E and K, as well as fiber, folate and chromium. All of these are essential in your diet to aid in recovery. My favorite way to prepare asparagus is by roasting them quickly in a high-heat oven. I make broccoli, […]

More Squats: Low Bar or High Bar?

Image Source This article is coming from  guest writer Patrick Kern BS NSCA-CSCS ACSM-CPT PES USAW. Patrick is a certified personal trainer from San Jose, CA and brings experience from the commercial gym setting and training as a weightlifter.  To learn about Patrick and soak up his knowledge check out his Facebook page for Kern […]

Rocktape for Knee Support/Pain

Image Source Besides having some of the best recipes for strength athletes on the web, another goal of The Strength Agenda is to provide you with articles and videos about recovery, mobility, and training tips that can help you get after it in the gym harder than the last time. You may not have a […]

Beef and bacon baked beans

Loaded Baked Beans

Baked beans are a staple at most barbecues, and one of my favorites. But even with tons of beans, I knew I could up the ante by loading it with bacon, ground beef, and a few other flavors. This recipe is really simple, and once you cook the beef, bacon, pepper and onion, you could […]

Force Feeds: Elisabeth Akinwale

Alright boys and girls, new month, new athlete. For July we have a very special interview for you all: Elisabeth Akinwale. The Outlaw Way athlete and first sponsored CrossFit athlete from MuscleDriverUSA gets it done in many ways and she is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Not only is she a force […]