Having a solid plan in place affords coaches the opportunity to adapt and modify a program for athletes of any skill level.
Increase Performance and help prevent common injuries with this simple exercise.
Personally, I love bilateral lifts. There’s not a better feeling in the weight room than loading up the bar and PR-ing your squat. The world is starting to feel that … Continue Reading Don’t Sleep on Single-Leg Variants
Small adjustments can mean a world of difference when it comes to the strength and mobility of an athlete. Furthermore, the body’s skeletomuscular system is synced in such a … Continue Reading Tweak Your Head Positioning and Fix Your Deadlift
CrossFit is fighting the good fight. I’ve been critical of some of their practices in the past but one has to admire their dedication to maintaining freedom in the weightroom. … Continue Reading Let’s Keep Bureaucracy Out of Fitness
Whether you realize it or not, you are always in a constant state of assessment as a lifter or an athlete. You’re always trying to lift more weight, push more … Continue Reading Why You Need to Test
You know who I’m talking about. The guy that Instas his dislocated shoulder… #inittowinit. The girl that posts her scraped up shins… #pride. Perhaps, a lot of cult-like strength and … Continue Reading Bloody Shins Aren’t a Badge of Honor
You’ve got your goals nailed down. You picked a training split that works toward those goals and meshes with your work schedule. You added some meat to your program by … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 3: Reps & Load Prescription
So yeah, it’s pretty badass to be able to execute a good-looking clean… especially if there’s a little weight on the bar. Likewise, putting up a pretty number on bench … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 2: Exercise Selection
Right now someone… somewhere… is opening up a bodybuilding mag in a foolhardy attempt to gain information. The search for information is commendable: when you don’t know what to do, … Continue Reading Basic Programming, Part 1: Training Splits
It’s one of the biggest questions people have when walking up to the dumbbell rack or loading up a bar. “How much weight should I use?” Depending on the type … Continue Reading How Heavy Should I Go?
Check your ego at the door and focus on efficient explosive jumping mechanics.
Put down the Good Housekeeping and step away from the magazine stand. You don’t want to do this.
Your biggest obstacle is you.
For a couple decades now, everyone has come down with a case of “core training” tunnel vision. It’s partly justified — a lot of force travels through the core when … Continue Reading Stability or Mobility? Some Spinal Considerations
For some reason, the deadlift is still popularly described as a squat from the floor with the main difference being how the body is loaded: pulling vs. pushing. This couldn’t … Continue Reading Perfect This Movement Pattern Before Tackling Heavy Deadlifts