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The right coaching cues can get a room full of novices on the same page. Try these non-traditional cues to get past common lifting errors.
This week was all about riding the line between normal pain and dangerous pain. I am always amazed what I am capable of doing when I do not hurt.
The start of the 2014 figure season is coming up, and to be honest, I'm not sure whether I want to compete or not.
Former bodybuilders who are new to Olympic weightlifting demonstrate similar movement patterns. It may take a while to change these patterns, but it can be done.
Former U.S. National Team member Emmy Vargas performs a proper snatch extension. This a great movement to develop power and technique.
The Good Morning is an exceptional exercise for stretching the hamstrings, and in some cases the ankles. It is also help for developing the hamstrings for athletic movements.
Check out this video of lifter Hilary Katzenmeier and learn an important technique to make your jerk more secure and powerful.
Bob Takano explains why you don't necessarily have to be able to get your whole hand around the bar when you clean and jerk, using the example of Olympic weightlifter Dan Cantore.
One of the functions of the coaching eye is to detect an error during the heat of battle.  If you see your lifter making an error that is correctible, how do you help them fix it?
Sarah Robles takes the title of strongest woman at the 2012 American Record Makers Competition, with a 135 clean and jerk.
Check out this short video of a new lifter snatching with 104 kg. If you watch carefully, you'll see his mistake - which Bob Takano calls "the dirty bop."
Last week, I wrote up all the primary reasons you should at least own a pair of straps if you plan to lift heavy weight. This week review the top 4 straps on the market.
What are weightlifting straps, how do they help you, and why should you use them? Coach Nick explains why weightlifting straps make sense in this two part series on enhancing your lifts with straps.
This week let's take a step back and see how Dan John got to be Dan John, and then talk about how he intends to stay Dan John for a long time to come.
Looking for a simple, affordable, durable tool to strengthen your grip? Check out Fat Gripz - a highly versatile tool that will help you in a variety of unexpected ways.
The hook grip is an essential tool to have in your arsenal for heavy weightlifting and powerlifting. But it doesn't feel so good! Learn the why and how of hook grip in this video.
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.