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The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

Are You Training Them All?<p>The Magic 6<p>As a human, your body moves in pretty much the same way as other humans. In fact, there are six basic movement …

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Get Out of the Clean Faster

Recovering from your cleans at maximal speed isn’t just something that looks good—it results in less effort and fatigue, meaning more weight and a …

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25 Tips for Better Front Squats

<b>When in doubt, do front squats.</b><p>This is one of my favorite strength training mottos (along with "perfect practice makes perfect" and "fast sh*t is …

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Shoulder Position for the Overhead Squat

Coaching shoulder position in the overhead squat/snatch lift is a hotly debated topic within weightlifting circles. You may hear things like – …

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Inside The Body As It CrossFits

470<p>SHARES<p>It changes you. Almost instantly. You become simply different; better. From the moment you encounter CrossFit, your body works to meet the …

Muscle

Avoiding Methods That May Ruin Your Olympic Weightlifting Program

Addressing the most popular mistakes of weightlifters is a common theme for many articles nowadays. Most of them address weaknesses in technique; …

Self-improvement

Adjust That Movement: The Kettlebell Pistol Grip

We have been adjusting certain kettlebell lifts/ lifters to the "pistol grip" hand position for quite some time, and have been pleased with our …

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The 15 best pullup variations

There are few exercises as timeless and effective as pullups. But, while they're tried-and-true, there's no denying they can get boring. That's where …

How to Get Absolutely Jacked with the Power Clean

If you’re hitting the gym, you’re after a combination of three things:<b>You want to look better naked.</b><b>You want to reduce pain and feel better.</b><b>You want</b> …

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4 Movements to Protect Your Biceps

26<p>SHARES<p>The deadlift<p>It is not uncommon for powerlifters to tear a biceps tendon (usually the “under hand” with a mixed grip). Pulling with your arms …

Elbows Up Out: Is It Dead or Just Misunderstood?

Elbows Up & Out: Is It Dead or Just Misunderstood? <br>Greg Everett<p>Maybe a year or two ago, I was told by a fellow on Facebook who we can conservatively …

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Improving Your Footwork in the Split Jerk

I joke in the gym that the split jerk is just a power jerk into a split position—in other words, quit making it so complicated and changing the …

The Clean and the Deadlift: Simple Cues for a Stronger Setup

There has been much back-and-forth debate on whether the setup for deadlift and clean are different. <b>The truth is, they are.</b><p>Although both movements …

Back to Basics: How to Perform the Kettlebell Swing

<b>The kettlebell swing is a fundamental skill that is great for beginner to advanced athletes</b>. It has almost magical properties, in that it increases …

What you Need to know to Make Weightlifting Easier

April 22, 2016<p>“If you can’t reach the end position comfortably, than moving there dynamically will be ugly!”<p>When I started coaching weightlifting I …

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You Should Really Try Working Out with Kettlebells

Kettlebell training boosts your power, strength, flexibility, and mobility, all while being gentler on your body than barbell weight training. You …

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Eight Ways to Avoid Getting Shanked by Other Weightlifters

Eight Ways to Avoid Getting Shanked by Other Weightlifters <br>Matt Foreman<p>When you’re in an airplane bathroom, there’s usually a little sign right above …

Overhead Squat

8<p>SHARES<p>Nothing will expose your weaknesses like the overhead squat. Of all the supporting lifts for Olympic weightlifting movements, the overhead …

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How to Build Grip Strength and Better Your WOD

June 18, 2015<p>You're powering through a WOD as best you can. The weight is heavy, but not over the top and you're managing to maintain form with speed.<p>…

Muscle

Proper Foot Position in the Squat

There is some current discussion on foot position in the squat following a post by Kelly Starrett, and I’ve been asked to comment. This article is …

Workouts

The Most Common Deadlift Mistakes and How to Fix Them

You may wonder how complicated it can be to bend over and pick something heavy up, but do it wrong and your back will tell you, forcefully, that it’s …

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Top 5 Assistance Exercises for the Jerk

It's been mentioned here before, but the amount of attention the jerk is given by the internet weightlifting world with regard to technique is almost …

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A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit

227<p>SHARES<p>Starting any new exercise practice can be daunting, but entering a CrossFit box can be particularly nerve-wracking. It’s a community rife …

Improve Your Deadlift

10<p>SHARES<p>Ask the majority of athletes how they would categorize “deadlifts,” and more than likely they would classify that movement as a “pulling …

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Beware of medium — Shrugged Collective

I’ve never quoted Joe Namath, but you couldn’t ask for a better line to start the week. “If you’re not gonna go all the way, why go at all?”<p>Maximal …

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3 Strength Lessons - Bust Your Plateaus — Shrugged Collective

If you train for long enough you will learn three fundamental lessons.<p>First, strength is best described as a skill. To lift more you must get better …

Self-improvement

The best CrossFit workouts to help you get faster

Short of lacing up your old running shoes and hitting the high school track for a few 100s or 400s (which are absolutely effective in increasing …

Snatch and Clean: Shift Your Torso Vertical, Legs Under the Bar

Remember when you first saw the snatch and clean and jerk performed by Olympic weightlifters? And I’m talking about REAL weightlifters… athletes with …

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