Bryan Dermody

April 8, 2022

Squat Variations: How, When and Why to Use Them

Former strength & conditioning coach Bryan Dermody breaks down different squat variations and why you should be using them. Undoubtedly many before have recommended variations of the squat in order to address specific training needs or weaknesses. You may have heard one or more of the following: If you struggle...

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October 22, 2021

Proverbs of the Iron Game

Looking to up your training game? Former strength & conditioning coach Bryan Dermody shares how to apply wisdom to your training plan. Proverbs have long been considered one of the best sources of wisdom. They are typically clever, pithy sayings that pack a punch by combining an observation about life...

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August 19, 2021

“Layering” in Exercise Selection: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck in

In this blog, former strength and conditioning coach Bryan Dermody shows how to incorporate exercises that will improve your mobility and stability to make you an overall better athlete. Layering is a concept that I have used for many years, particularly as it applies to corrective exercise. However, the concept...

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April 9, 2021

Unique Lifts You Should Be Doing

The human body is very good at adapting to a given stimulus, so there is a need to constantly vary the stimulus in order to keep adapting (i.e. gaining strength). Former Strength & Conditioning Coach Bryan Dermody is here to share some unique lifts to mix into your routine to...

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June 29, 2020

How Do I Consume Enough Protein?

Protein is essential for good health, but daily protein intake requirements are different for everyone. Bryan Dermody is here to give some tips to make sure you’re getting enough in your diet. In answering the above question, I will assume my readers are those who require a high amount of...

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April 2, 2020

What do all strong athletes have in common?

Athletes have a competitive mindset that drives them to train hard, push boundaries, and never give up. There must be a common factor that makes for a successful athlete. TEAM PEAK athlete Bryan Dermody lists 7 components that makes for strong athletes. In attempting to answer the above question people...

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January 15, 2020

6 Fit Tips for the New Year

Arm yourself with these tips from our athletes to help you in reaching your fitness goals. “Set objective goals with a definitive time frame. So many people look to "lose weight", "get fit", or "get in shape". These are all goals that are based in self-judgement, so the person is...

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September 25, 2018

Building Triceps | Fit Tips | Bryan Dermody

Former Strength & Conditioning Coach Bryan Dermody talks about the importance of utilizing the barbell to improve your strength in your triceps. Watch the video for his variation of the bench press that will help.

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March 28, 2018

Arnold Pro Deadlift Recap with Bryan Dermody

Thanks Bryan for taking the time to answer a few questions today. First off, we know that your training leading up to the Arnold was derailed by Influenza B, but can you give us a recap on your performance and how you feel it went considering the circumstances? BD: I...

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August 17, 2017

The Year of Momentum | Bryan Dermody

On July 8th, I competed in the USAPL Iowa State Powerlifting Championships. This was my first contest since the Arnold Sports Festival back in March. The USAPL Championships was a full powerlifting meet. I competed raw in the open division 120 kg-weight class. Since the beginning of this year, I...

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