Dresdin Archibald

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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.
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.
How is masters competition different from regular, open competitions? I spoke with weightlifting competitors this past weekend and came up with three key differences.
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.
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.
Many of us grew up in team sports, but we didn't stick to them and chose an individual sport instead. Why do some of us prefer individual sports, and what are the pros and cons of this?
Success in the gym is a little like grade school, we have to take it one level at a time or be overwhelmed by the enormity of our goal. Plus, we have to really, really want it.