If you're a strength athlete who wants to improve performance, here are 2 yoga poses that only take 5-10 minutes and can increase your ability to generate torque.
"Don't let your knees go past your toes" is a common coaching cue for the squat. But is it really the best way to do it? Not always, suggests a recent study.
I got sick again this week but that wasn't going to stop me. I made progress with my hook grip work and noticed improvement in my shoulder mobility.
We've talked about the ratios of the deadlift and squat in relationship to your Olympic lifts, but what about in relation to each other? If you can squat X, how much should you be able to deadlift?
The following ten postures will assist any strength athlete in addressing their physical limitations and increasing their performance.
We're going to look at how to make the best of a simple but effective training aid - the weightlifting belt. Here's how to use it. Are you using yours properly?
Variable resistance training is what you see when a lifter adds elastic bands or chains to a lift. Science takes a look at its effectiveness and the role it plays in power development.
Whether you're an Olympic lifter, a CrossFitter, or any other type of athlete training the Olympic lifts, there are some important rules you need to obey when stepping on the platform.
CT Fletcher is a six-time world champion in the bench press and strict press. Here are his tips for powerlifters. ***Profanity Warning***
This week I'll share some of the things I'm doing to check my squat for weaknesses and get my leg and glute firing the way they should be.
Does a bigger squat or deadlift always mean a bigger quick lift? Is there an ideal ratio between these lifts and your Olympic lifts? Yes, there is, and here's what a bad ratio means you need to do.
I think this is probably the single best deadlifting book I have read. This book isn’t just for learning basic technique either, it has something for everyone.
I'm going to walk you through how I deadlift - step by step. You might be missing some small, but important details that could make the difference in lifting a lot more.
This week my journal includes my training summary, plus two videos - one training video and a second with some tips on how to improve your grip.
Two greats of strength training, Pavel and Andy, wrote a book that focuses on all three powerlifting movements, but specifically on how to improve your deadlift.
My gym has grown rapidly, which is great but also makes it harder to focus on my workouts, so I'll share how I'm counteracting that. This week's training went well and my quad is feeling better.
We all have different goals, but many of us lift the same way. Scientists looked at four different lifting protocols and their affect on the body. This info may help you adjust your training.