recovery

Ashwagandha: Funny Name, Good Results

Chances are that when you’re perusing your local GNC that the polo-clad employees aren’t throwing out the name ashwagandha too often amongst the plethora of pre-workouts and mass builders that they are hyping. But maybe they should be. With a name that sounds like a mythical land accessible via wardrobe only, ashwagandha might sound a […]

The One Thing I Use Daily to Be a Better Athlete

I don’t think anyone would argue with me when I say that sleep is one of the most necessary and effective recovery tools for every body, but especially for athletes. Not only is sleep essential to let your muscles rest and heal, but what you sleep on will greatly impact the health of your spine […]

Deload to Reload

Coaches use them all the time, athletes love them, and to be honest, they are necessary if you take your training and your progress seriously. Whether you refer to them as a deload week, light week, back off week, etc. this needs to be an integral part of your programming. If it’s not, you are missing […]

Yoga for Weightlifters: Yay or Nay?

Hi guys, Tom here. Today we have a guest post by a familiar behinds-the-scene face here at The Strength Agenda: my wife, Beth. You may know her as the chief cook around these parts. She is a yoga instructor who specializes in, what else, working with strength athletes. I’ve done yoga on and off since […]

Force Feeds-Chad Wesley Smith

Image Source  New month means new athlete interview for our section of the site we like to call Force Feeds. This month features one of the strongest dudes I know: Chad Wesley Smith. The first time I saw videos of this guy he was doing low (below parallel) box squats with 550 pounds for reps […]

The Incredible Egg

Image Source  How many of you make yourself some form of an egg dish first thing in the morning? I know I do, I will usually scramble 4-6 eggs to go along with my breakfast and can’t imagine not having them. Well today’s article is brought to you by our newest guest writer, Greg Nuckols. […]

3 Things You Should Know About NSAIDS

Image Source NSAIDs, or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are part of the fitness world and training. These are effective for pain and inflammation because they block the chemical response the body sends out when we are injured. This can be a good thing as it allows for us to move on with our life and able to train without […]

Ice: Have We Been Wrong This Whole Time?

Image Source I love me some ice baths, and when I feel sore after practice, you’ll find me with an ice pack on my leg. But what if ice isn’t the savior we think it is? And worse, what if it’s actually a BAD IDEA? I’ve been doing a lot of reading into sports injury […]