Nick Horton

Nick Horton

 

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I'm going to give you four workouts that each consist of only two exercises. The important thing is when you hit the gym, you do only these two exercise and you do them hard.
Don't believe the hype. Hang cleans are hard, but they ain't THAT hard. Anyone can learn to do a decent hang clean - Anyone. And you only need to know three steps to do it!
We make addiction out to be an unbeatable foe. That's bull. If that was true, then no one would ever kick a drug habit, no one would ever lose weight, and no one would ever overcome anything hard.
Coach Nick Horton thinks weightlifting is fun. Fun, as in pink lifting belts and polka dot duct tape. Yep, look no further for the most FUN fitness gift list you'll find this holiday season.
Every beginning coach makes the same mistakes. They over-coach, say too much, and overwhelm their students. What they need is a lesson plan so simple they can write it on a bar napkin while drunk.
If you want to be a good coach, accept you can't be a good person. You will lie, you will omit, you will shun the truth. If you don't, your lifters will fail. Here are three big lies about the snatch.
How is it possible that grown-assed men who have been doing CrossFit for over three years are struggling to squat sets of five reps with a barbell loaded at only 155lbs?
I would love to tell you that we shouldn't sit around making fun of these people, but today is not that day. Today’s case in point is a few moronic fitness devices and trends. Let the games begin.
For Olympic weightlifting to succeed in the USA we either need a lot more lifters or a lot more lifters on steroids. But there is one simple thing you can do to help out...
How do you explain that you are madly in love with a long cylindrical object designed to bring you pain? And yet, I am in love with that damned barbell.
I want you to work smarter, and having a program that adjusts by design - like how a coach would adjust you if you had one - can go a long way toward increasing your rate of progress.
The secret to success is no secret. Writers write, musicians play, and lifters lift. That's what they do. There is no other option. You don't need to look for magic secrets.