I often run across coaches who slap together training programs with no thought to the issue of exercise sequence and the results can be damaging, especially with new lifters.
At times during my active weightlifting career I was asked why I competed. What could I possibly get out of it? I got something people who are afraid to compete will never ever have in their lives.
As with my discussion last week about the press-jerk confusion there is also much of the same with the pull-type lifts, especially with those who are self-coached or poorly coached.
Overhead presses and jerks be easily confused even though they use entirely different muscles. To the layman and novice trainees they are very similar but to insiders they are in fact very different.
Do you include loaded carries in your training? That’s not a loaded question. Whether you do or not, carry on. You’ll pick up something new.
People's first thoughts about weightlifting often involve images of injury and weights falling on top of them. But how dangerous is the sport really? Probably far less than anyone imagines.
Strongman training is about true functional strength. Strongman is about getting you strong to a degree that you never thought possible. Here are 33 reasons you need to start doing it.
How is masters competition different from regular, open competitions? I spoke with weightlifting competitors this past weekend and came up with three key differences.
We are at an interesting period where is a swelling of interest in the Olympic lifts, but trainees lack a proper physical education. For new weightlifting coaches, the game has forever changed.
Olympic lifters didn't always squat. They used to do all split lifts. So how much should your feet move? And which is better, the power jerk or the push jerk?
Do you know the three technical parameters that distinguish a power clean from a full squat clean? Here's how to tell the two apart, and you might be surprised.
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?
Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to win his or her first competition. Because the wrong attitude can lead to a very humbling experience later on.
The height to which you pull the bar when performing Olympic lifts reveals some interesting information about your training and your ability. Learn how to measure it and how it applies to your goals.
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.
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.
Your performance in one lift, even a similar one, does not necessarily correlate to your performance in another. Let me tell you a story about pubs and churches to explain.