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+Aiden Patterson what point in this video did you not understand?  I just explained to you why this method has the highest risk of injury and you just asked me if it is suitable.  It is suitable to fuck yourself up and need a surgery, yes.
— Jason D. Blaha, Strength Coach

Reality Ray
August 10th '20 9:23pm

What are the bands you use for face pulls etc? My Amazon bands keep ripping?

Rogue Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 11th '20 @ 3:59am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness thank you. I just ordered the echo bands in 15, 30, and 50 lb Reality Ray August 11th '20 @ 4:23am
Chad Rous
August 10th '20 3:31pm

Do you use Rogue shorty bands or regular?

Regular. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 3:33pm
willford james
August 10th '20 2:42pm

When can we expect some new merch designs in the online store

Not really on my radar atm. I don't really see merch being a real profit for me. At this point my coaching business is my largest revenue stream. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 3:07pm
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness 21 clients too, you’re killing it right now coach! Happy for you 💪🏻 thatguitarguyguy August 10th '20 @ 7:24pm
Foswa
August 10th '20 2:23pm

Do you think your inability to fully lock out your elbows is affecting the growth of your triceps?

I think you are confusing part of that. That is lock out. Our skeleton can only do what our skeleton can do. I sometimes have the biceps get a bit tight making it hard to reach that point. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 2:59pm
Keep in mind EVERY muscle in your body can contract much further than your joint ROM. Cut the tendon and you will see. Your biceps and triceps can go 5-6" more than what your elbow allows for. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 3:01pm
Cody Jun
August 10th '20 12:10pm

Coach, how often do you think intermediates should peak?

I use Conjugate for my intermediate lifters so we peak year round. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 12:18pm
Matthew
August 10th '20 12:03pm

Jason do you think reverse grip bench press is a good variation to use for max effort and volume work?

Potentially yes and I've considered working it back in myself. I've not used it at all in a few years but if you have safety arms its a good movement. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 12:09pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness awesome thanks for the reply 👍 I find it a great lift too Matthew August 10th '20 @ 12:41pm
Cairo King
August 10th '20 11:44am

Jason , I was wondering during a floor presss should your legs be straight or be bent knees like what you doing.??? Cuz I see people do both versions.. thanks man !

It depends. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 12:10pm
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness depends on what? Christian Cabrelli August 10th '20 @ 1:42pm
On if you want a decent arch (which is usually safer for your shoulders anyway) and if you have the ability to FP without leg drive if you have your knees up. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 1:44pm
Karen's Insult Channel
August 10th '20 11:38am

You single, sweetie?

I don't discuss my personal life in public. I like your haircut. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 12:10pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness 😊😊😊 Karen's Insult Channel August 10th '20 @ 3:57pm
The Voice of Reason
August 10th '20 11:19am

Low tar gar friends? What does this mean?

Lok'tar Ogar.... google it, look at title of the training and laugh. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 11:26am
It's the dead language of Giant Ogres who use to bench press stones carved out of mountains. Mr. Logic August 10th '20 @ 1:36pm
Ricardo Espinoza
August 10th '20 10:57am

My coach , what happened to the JM press ?

What do you mean? I clearly said it will be in the triceps slot some days still. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 11:17am
You are going to laugh at Wednesday's videos. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 11:19am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness I thought Wednesday is your rest day Ricardo Espinoza August 10th '20 @ 3:33pm
Giommaria Satta
August 10th '20 10:48am

hey coach look at the IRONMASTER adj dumbells, they're really really good

They cost way more than just getting rogue stuff. Plus you cannot even get them right now. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 11:17am
Ricardo Espinoza
August 10th '20 8:22am

Hey coach a late novice can do Snatch grip deadlift with sets of five in the lower day after box squats and sumos ?

If it works well with their weak links. However limit the number of lifts you do with low reps per week. Your non-max/speed work should mostly be geared towards training volume for hypertrophy. Edit: Wait no not on your DE day. Your ME day. Do not do sets of 5 on speed day. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Edited: August 10th '20 @ 8:33am
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Ansh Baral
Edited: August 10th '20 7:33am
August 10th '20 7:32am

Coach, I did SSB squat on a 11 inches box for the first time today. But later I realised that I did a reverse SSB squat meaning I unracked and held the bar in the opposite way. Should I count that as a variation and do my deadlift variation next week or should I try to do it in a correct way next week and move on from there.

What? lol Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 7:49am
You didn't realize you were doing a front squat? Kind of hard not to notice. It is a squat, do your deadlift next time. lol Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 7:54am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness It was my first time using that bar so i didnt know what to expect. I feel so stupid now lol. Ansh Baral Edited: August 10th '20 @ 10:03am
August 10th '20 @ 10:00am
All good but it is kind of funny. Mark it as a front squat with the SSB and move on to a pull next time. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 10:18am
James Roberts
August 10th '20 5:20am

Jason what should the belt squat machine be used for?

You just asked me how to build a clock. Go watch some of Westside's videos on the dozens of things they use it for. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 5:27am
Nasosdag
Edited: August 10th '20 5:11am
August 10th '20 5:11am

Coach, would you ever consider doing a video on rep tempo? Is there any merit in training with lower loads but longer reps (e.g. 3 sec concentric, 3 sec pause, 3 sec eccentric, or 3-2-3 etc). I cannot find any info on that, but there are some people who believe a short period of training like this can aid hypertrophy. Personally, I do not think it is really effective, it is mostly irritating, as one rep seems to last forever. Do you think you would address this at any point?

I would not advocate intentionally slow concentric reps beyond what is required for control. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 5:12am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Thanks, Coach. It is something that's been bugging me for a while, but cannot find any info on tempo. Nasosdag August 10th '20 @ 5:23am
Mainly because it isn't that important, so it isn't a topic of importance. lol Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 5:27am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness glad to hear it! Nasosdag August 10th '20 @ 5:32am
Jan Benkwitz
August 10th '20 4:35am

but why does tony and this beard guy look shredded and pumped as fuck?

You don't know why people look shredded? Do we need to cover basic things like body fat %? Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 4:44am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness you said its all bloat. Define „bloat“ then. For me it just proves they did a damn good and effective carb load and looked more shredded with a ton of insulin. Jan Benkwitz August 10th '20 @ 5:40am
This is a very old video I don't have time to watch it, so I have no idea what line are you talking about. Also I cannot stand bodybuilding and think it is a revolting lifestyle. Why are you coming to a strength and conditioning channel if you care about that type of degenerate lifestyle? Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 5:56am
Rickardo Carson
August 10th '20 2:38am

Coach, your thoughts on Vegan Gains letting his wife sell her ass on onlyfans?

Does that sound even remotely out of character? I mean honestly it isn't even the worse thing he has done. It barely makes the top 5. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 3:49am
Karl Es
August 10th '20 2:28am

Jason would you say the buffalo bar is easier generally for most people to press with or harder generally?

Harder Bitcoin Enthusiast August 10th '20 @ 2:41am
It adds ROM. That is not easier. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 2:51am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Ok thanks. Karl Es August 10th '20 @ 3:58am
T W
August 9th '20 10:53pm

What certifications or schooling do you have to be a qualified strength coach?

Certifications are meaningless other than getting a gym job. I make people strong. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 1:35am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness oh I thought you just made YouTube videos T W August 11th '20 @ 1:05pm
Zach N
August 9th '20 4:24pm

So testosterone enanthate or cypionate? Are you back on TRT ?

I have already said I will never discuss said topic. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 4:30pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness why not? Nothing wrong about testosterone replacement it's good especially when you're getting older and still training hard . Zach N August 9th '20 @ 4:38pm
I have already said I will never discuss said topic. Perhaps you did not read it correctly so I reposted this response. :D This has been my policy for almost 2 years and I have no intention of changing it. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Edited: August 9th '20 @ 4:41pm
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pekka jorone
August 9th '20 4:10pm

What would you recommend For someone who has sciatica and can not do hip hinges but medical professional and physical threapist says i can do anything Else than hip hinging For a month For posterior chain?

Glute ham raises without hinging you hip. That is the closest thing you will get. Hinging the hip is of the primary functions of the entire posterior chain. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 4:15pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness thanks, what about hip thrust or glute bridge pekka jorone August 10th '20 @ 10:29am
You said no hip hinges. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 10th '20 @ 3:13pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness sorry i meant anything alse than standing hip hinging but hip thrust and glute bridge IS fine pekka jorone August 10th '20 @ 3:31pm
Kaya Ozturk
August 9th '20 3:42pm

Hi Jason, How can I get you to coach me without Facebook? I don’t use any social media for various reasons but watching your Channel for many years on YouTube. I really want to work with you, since I’ve been always injuring myself from pushing to much in the wrong ways, due to lack of knowledge there. I just got my home gym ready and want to finally get through plateaus and novice level strength. Please let me know if I can contact you in any other way to work with you. Great place you took your Channel as well!! Kaya

Create a FB. FB messenger is the fastest way for clients to reach me real time. Even if you make a new account to message my fan page I can look over your application and determine if you seem legitimate. I have clients who made a facebook purely for this purpose who have worked out well as clients. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 3:48pm
Ok, I’ll do that for that reason purely. Thank you Jason I’ll contact you soon. Kaya Kaya Ozturk August 9th '20 @ 5:56pm
Ralphie Harland
August 9th '20 3:39pm

These 10 RM strength standards are very useful. You mentioned that a 225 close grip bench for sets of ten was another standard, but what does that correlate with for a bench press 1 RM?

Over a 315 bench. Granted I have guys who bench more than 315 who still cannot hit this one. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 3:50pm
doikleberry
August 9th '20 11:35am

ITS ALL ABOUT CONTEXT. pasteurized dairy is bad for you as all the enzymes are inactivated, and many of the vitamins are denatured so that your body cant actually process and assimilate them. but real milk, aka raw milk contains all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals in there active forms. The enzymes present in raw milk and cultured milk help the body break down and assimilate the macro and micro nutrients as well as nurturing the gut with beneficial bacteria, which further help your body absorb nutrients! . Most people don't retain the ability to produce the lactose enzyme as they mature into adulthood, some do but the vast majority don't. But the fast majority of people can digest raw or cultured dairy due to the reasons above! AGSIN ITS ALL ABOUT CONTEXT!

We can absorb everything in pasteurized milk just fine other than in cases of serious lactose intolerance. Stop spreading stupid hippie nonsense. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 11:46am
CraftLulz
August 9th '20 10:41am

What is your opinion on the safety squat bar, do you recommend it vs regular squats. Why would someone use that instead?

If you need more thoracic spine strength this bar is king. You will get slightly less lower body development using it on any lift be it squats or good mornings but it will work your upper back more. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness August 9th '20 @ 10:55am