Free Cheat Sheet Reveals…

Get your hands on my cheat sheet for setting up training programs that took a 132lbs. skinny
weakling from not being able to bench the bar to deadlifting 3x his own body weight and
winning silver at the nationals.

What Everybody Needs To Know About Periodization

Most people tend to over complicate periodization. Especially for pure strength sports like powerlifting. Let me make it simple for you in this blog post. A while ago Stephen Hall of revivestronger.com sent me a message asking about periodization. He was asking about...

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Planning Your First Powerlifting Meet to Perfection

You’ve trained day in and day out for the big meet, but did you miss something in preparation for that day? It’s not just about increasing your strength before the big meet. There are many of factors that go in to having a successful comp day. Read this blog post...

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3 Tricks You Can Steal From Nick Tumminello

Nick Tumminello released a program on hypertrophy training program design. It's called the Alternate Undulating Method... And I'm sharing 3 tricks I discovered that you can use in right away. Who Is Nick Tumminello Everybody should know about Nick Tumminello. He is in...

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What Do Knee Sleeves Do?

Every athlete owns a good belt. But most of them also have something else hiding in their gym bag In particular at locations where intense training occurs for powerlifting, Olympic lifting or strongman. A couple of knee sleeves! But what do knee sleeves do? In this...

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7 Awesome Powerlifting Books You Need To Read

Imagine being coached by Mark Rippetoe, Louie Simmons, Marty Gallagher, Tim Henriques, Zatsiorski and Verkhoshansky... Chances of that happening are literally zero. But you can still gain access to each and everyone of these experts. They all have written books on...

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Everything You Need To Know About Dynamic Effort

Confused about dynamic effort training? Read this to discover what percentages to use and how it works for raw powerlifters. Years back when multiply powerlifting was still a thing, every month I would hop in my old beat up Ford and make the 90 minute drive to my...

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3 Reasons High-Frequency Training Is Objectively Better

High-Frequency Training is objectively better for 3 reasons. I can prove it. Read this blog if you want to know more. The concept of training muscle groups multiple times per week is not new. In fact, I found this piece of 2009 on Muscular Development talking about...

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How To Choose A Weightlifting Belt

One item that every athlete should own is a proper weightlifting belt. But how do you choose one? Do you need a 10mm or 13mm belt? Suede or top grain leather? And what do they actually do? Read this and find out... (note 1: below is an adaptation of my article on...

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About Martijn

For years I was hopping from one strength training program to another. I even did the bodybuilding routines from popular fitness magazines. Then I got smarter and switched to more sensible routines like the Texas Method and 5/3/1.

Get your hands on my cheat sheet for setting up training programs that took a 132lbs. skinny weakling from not being able to bench the bar to deadlifting 3x his own body weight and winning silver at the nationals.

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