Olympic weightlifting has proven time and time again to be a major developer of triple extension power necessary for high-velocity sprinting. The trouble with these lifts is that they’re highly technical, involving multiple joints and muscle groups sequencing at varying rates of speed and different times. Additionally, reproducing the complete version of these lifts requires … More Olympic Lifting Variants for Power Development
Have you been stuck in a rut for awhile? Maxes not going up? Body fat loss remaining stagnant? Chances are your endurance sucks. Try this total body complex that crushes plateaus, builds muscle, and torches body fat. Here’s how to break the cycle:
Due to the prevalence of the CrossFit games and the increase in accessibility facilities where platforms and bumper plates are kosher, Olympic lifting has surged in popularity in virtually all demographics. People from all walks of life are getting over the bar and learning how to snatch, clean, and jerk. At the end of the day, … More Is Olympic Lifting Right for You?
Those of you who read the articles on this site and talk to me in public might know I have a small distaste for CrossFit. You might be asking why I’m so hard on CrossFit, which by all rights has a stranglehold on the fitness industry these days. For those of you who don’t get … More A Non-CrossFit Coach’s Thoughts on CrossFit
All else being equal, the stronger, faster athlete will always win. This concept holds true for virtually every level of every team sport… and a few singles sports as well. Knowing this, why do coaches and trainers constantly place their athletes in unstable environments and expect them to get stronger?
For those not in the “know”, GPP Stands for General Physical Preparedness. The operative word here is “general.” We’ve talked at length about the differences between general & specific programming as well as the differences between exercise & training. While training specifically for a specific outcome/ adaptation will yield specific results, there is something to be … More The Best GPP Strength Exercises
If there’s one thing that CrossFit, P90-X, and various recent fitness trends have done well, it’s reminding a lot of people that yielding positive results from a fitness program is well… hard. It’s supposed to be because for the most part, that’s the way everything works in life. Sure some people win the lottery, cashing … More Exercise vs. Training: Differences and Considerations
Are you finding it hard to replicate the meteoric rise in your bench, squat, or deadlift? Take charge of your lifeless program with an adjustment to load, sets, reps, and rest periods. EMOM training and some subtle variations might be just what you need to up the ante, build endurance, and fix weaknesses when you … More Make Big Gains with EMOM Training
In Part 1, we covered the benefits of a well-rounded stretching program in conjunction with a balanced exercise program. In Part 2, we covered the various techniques and their function related to flexibility. We’ve finally arrived at Part 3, where we’ll tie it all together. Here’s how to get the most out of your workout … More Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching, Part 3: Programming
In Part 1, we took a look at the benefits of stretching before and after exercise and training sessions. Hopefully it motivated some of you to re-examine your own routines and make sure you’re making enough time to take care of your body. In Part 2, we’re going to take a look at some techniques … More Pre- & Post-Exercise Stretching Part 2: Techniques