Part of my job as a weightlifting coach is to simplify the complexities of the sport, and provide you with a framework of concepts from which you can hang your lifts and experiences.
One day of rest between plyometric sessions is pretty standard advice. However, a new study suggests that for experienced athletes, it may not make a difference.
The snatch pull, or extension, from blocks above the knee is an exercise used to reinforce the mechanics of the second pull.
Not only is it named for my favorite dog breed, but the Gameness Top Dog rashguard is also comfortable, high-quality, and pretty cute.
In the parkour community, broad jumps in which you land upright with minimal impact are known as “precision jumps.”
Leptin is an important hormone that controls how much body fat we store and how much food we consume. When working properly, leptin helps us maintain a healthy weight and stops us from overeating.
CrossFit throwdowns and competitions have literally exploded. And in some cases s#$% is out of control. Here's what NOT to include in your competition, and some advice on how to organize a good event.
The biggest problem I find with coaching is that my explanation of the movement is too advanced for the client.
Is it better to hit the gym first thing in the morning or wait until evening? A new study investigates the role of time of day in workout effectiveness.
This week I continued working on speed and explosiveness, without going to failure on any of my core lifts. I also included video of some of the assistance work I do on a weekly basis.
Nutrition in the field is hardly ideal, but there are a few supplements that can make the life of an operator much easier and boost performance as well.
This week I'm going to address mobility, movement, and good body position in the chest-to-bar pull up. Think, "lovely and tall."
Jill Miller is hosting an amazing webinar with a panel of experts that includes Kelly Starrett, Katy Bowman, and Sarah Fragoso.
Why is it that people freak out over a badly performed snatch or kettlebell swing, but everyone thinks it's okay to have horrible form while using the sandbag?
So, here’s a little dose for all of you who haven’t had the opportunity to take a class or experience a private session with me. Here’s a little “Tough Love Becca" for you all.
A recent study sought to discover which hamstring exercise is the most intense: glute-ham raises, Romanian deadlifts, good mornings, or leg curls.
Now that all the major aspects of my training are under control, it's time to deal with the little details like volume and mobility.
Taking a page from Peyton Manning and several other colleagues here in Colorado who swear by the MAT results, I hired a practitioner to try it out myself.
You have to be able to properly assess a problem in order to create and attack a solution. And that includes if the problem is you.
Bob Peoples deadlifted 725lbs at 181lbs bodyweight and at the age of forty. Although people have pulled more than him today, he is certainly one of the greatest of all time.
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