Nick Horton

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Use this video, that l call The Fab 5 Snatch Drill as your template for the learning the snatch. Get the positions, get the transitions, and practice, practice, practice.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
Does thinking too much interfere with your workouts? Learn how the brain actually works and how to use simple meditation to reach your full athletic potential.
If you want to get good at weightlifting and take control of your fitness, it might be better to use Charlie Brown as a lesson about what NOT to do.
When you are trying to learn something hard, like the snatch or a muscle up that hinges on technique, you have to spend the majority of your time on the most basic components of the movement.
A good coach knows what is written on paper is a loose blueprint at best. It is there to simply guide you in the direction we want you to go.
Not sure why or when to wear a weightlifting belt? See other people use them, but feel like you don't know what the deal is or how to shop for one? Coach Nick gives us the 411 on weightlifting belts.
Have you ever watched The Three Stooges? Why did Goldilocks have to deal with three bears? Something about the number three resonates deeply with our species. Your training is no different.
Are you familiar with the Game Theory term, "Status Quo Bias?" We all suffer from it and it has great implications in sports psychology and whether or not you're getting stronger in the gym.