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Olympic lifting is one of the most high-level, skill-based, athletic activities one can perform. No other style of lifting demands the same level of coordination, concentration, and detail than a heavy clean and jerk or snatch.   Olympic lifts req ...
As we move into spring, many of us run the risk of making fatal errors to our training for the remainder of the year, and of those errors program overhaul is one of them.   This is not saying however, changing things that do not work isn’t wa ...
Somebody is peculiar who takes on a dangerous trail or scales up the highest peak, without the support of a team and the encouragement of a partner making the trek with them. If some person does hike up some monstrous mountain alone, they probably have ...
  Greg Nuckols is a record-holding powerlifter, fitness writer, podcaster, and all-round training nerd owner of Stronger by Science. He aims to help lifters and coaches to train smarter.   In this episode, we discuss:   The predictors o ...
  Adam Bisek is a coach equally at home in person or online. He describes his job as the chance to change lives. To that end, he also believes that personal training should be just as described, personal.   In this episode, we discuss:   ...
  Luke Leaman is a coach, fitness educator and founder of Muscle Nerds, the company he formed after becoming disgruntled with the industry and the lack of empathy and science in it. He is also an acolyte of the great Charles Poliquin, sadly no lon ...
The shoulder. Maybe it isn’t the greatest design out there, but it does allow people to do some pretty amazing things. When you think about which joints in the human body are most prone to injury, there’s a healthy competition between the sh ...
  In this video tutorial, filmed at an active and noisy Precision CrossFit, I am going to introduce a series of movements that are based on creating overhead stability. Overhead stability is really lost among many athletes and I have see ...
So many of our behaviors are the default of a faulty environmental set-up. An alarm, a pre-staged gym bag, and a drawer full of healthy snacks can go a long way. But, say your environment is designed to the hilt and your plan is impeccable. You still ha ...
Weight loss is very important for boxers if they want to successfully make weight for an upcoming bout.   Although this is typically more important for boxers outside of the superheavyweight (amateur) and heavyweight (professional) divisions, Antho ...
Getting strong is pretty simple: move big weight in the classic compound lifts—the deadlift, back squat, bench press, and overhead military press. If you can put up big numbers in those lifts, congratulations, you’re strong.   But that& ...
  A strong upper back is vital to minimize shoulder joint and shoulder girdle injuries. Many athletes and training enthusiasts love the pressing and pushing exercises: bench press, incline press, decline press, dips, and overhead press.   How ...
Years ago, you were young with little responsibility. You wanted to pack on muscle, shed fat, and gain superhuman strength. You trained six days a week for two hours at a time. You felt invincible.   Then, you matured and life changed.   Today ...
Many books on weight training will have chapters on intensity and its importance. They describe 100% intensity as being whatever weight one can only do one rep of within a certain exercise. If you can do more than one rep of the particular exercise then ...
All that you have ever experienced, will ever experience, all the exercises or personal bests you have ever pulled off have started and ended in your brain.   All movement, skill, thought, and everything that makes you, you is encompassed in this 3 ...
  Daniel DeBrocke is a strength and conditioning coach who primarily works with powerlifters and is an educator who works hard to share his knowledge without asking for anything in return. As a competitive powerlifter, he holds a 1700 lbs raw tota ...
I have a two-year-old son, a one-year-old baby girl, a beautiful wife who deserves my time, a book I’m finishing, a full-time job, and an online blog and lifestyle development business. In addition to these pursuits, I cook most of my meals at hom ...