Dresdin Archibald

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It's one thing to intentionally restrict range of motion for a specific purpose. It is quite another to add too much weight to handle properly and then to restrict your ROM due to your bad choices.
A well-planned and well-executed weight loss of between 1.5 to 2% of body weight should have no negative influence on competition results. How is this to be done, and done safely?
How does functional training affect us outside the gym, particularly at work? We might learn a few of the strongmen’s tricks that will make an industrial labor job a bit easier.
While strength endurance training is a requirement for strongman competitors, does it have value to Olympic lifters and powerlifters? I would say "yes," but not for the reason you might consider.
Speed-strength has two components, starting strength and explosive strength. We touched on starting strength previously, but now need to be more specific to understand what is happening.
Absolute strength can be subdivided into concentric, eccentric, and static strength. But just what are these different expressions of strength?
Let's talk about barbell knurling. How does it differ between barbells? How does it affect different lifters? How do you prep your hands to deal with it?
Kennedy’s legacy didn’t just involve politics; he also influenced the world of physical fitness. Let's look at what exactly JFK's legacy is in regard to our various sporting activities.
Every firm has a certain amount of overhead. In the human body, we can think of our body fat as overhead. How does this overhead affect us as weightlifters?
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
Do you remember the lessons you learned in high school physics? Well, you should, because it turns out they're not only relevant to weightlifting, but mighty helpful.
Here is an analysis of the current world records across all age categories. I wanted to see how consistent percentages of snatch to clean and jerk were across weight and sex categories.