olympic weightlifting

3 Tips for Better Oly Lifts

At this point, most coaches, trainers, and athletes inherently know that if you want to get bigger, fast, and stronger, Olympic weightlifting exercises are a great one-stop shopping source. That said, if you're going to implement a great tool into your program, you might as well get the most out...
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Why You Need Testing

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 reps, run farther, or sprint faster. You acknowledge when your weight increases and make a mental note of your new...

Olympic Lifting Variants for Power Development

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...

Is Olympic Lifting Right for You?

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...

Should You Deadlift?

There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that people experiencing any symptoms of back pain shouldn't deadlift. Arguments for and against are numerous which begs the question: do you even need to deadlift? There's some face validity to the argument against deadlifting. If you experience any back pain, particularly in the lumbar region,...

The Truth About Boring Training

Sometimes training can be downright boring. Doing the same thing week after week with only subtle changes to the routine can be mind-numbing. Oftentimes, this boredom can lead to program ADD. In reality, the boredom you feel is completely normal. The only way to get better at something is to...

The Best GPP Strength Exercises

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,...
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