IFA BLOG

806, 2016
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Knee Position During The First Pull. Are You A Straight Legged Stripper?

Knees OUT!   As the bar breaks from the floor during the first pull of a snatch or clean it is imperative that you get your knees out of the way. This helps with a straight bar path(good) or the bar sweeping into the body(better). The bar moving out around the knees is, as they say, no bueno!   Knees out and back is going to be better than just knees back for most lifters. [...]

706, 2016
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Pulling From The Floor, And Why You Need To Rethink It!!

(IFA-Strength-Tip) Deadlifts are easily without a shadow of doubt my favorite lift. It goes without saying that in my eyes, it's the king of all lifts. But one thing that has always bothered me is watching people that are brand new to deadlifting, immediately pull from the floor without having a better gauge on the fundamentals of the movement. Especially understanding hip hinge. I've always started new clients with two focused points to make sure [...]

706, 2016
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Power Position in the Snatch, Clean, & Jerk Dip

“Start how you want to finish” - Donny Shankle The struggle is real for a lot of you with dropping your chest/leaning forward when you are pulling from the power position or dipping in the jerk. If you look at the 3 pictures, this is the bottom of the dip in a snatch, clean, and jerk. Back straight, shoulders behind the bar on the snatch and clean. From standing straight through the full dip, your [...]

606, 2016
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Improved Sex Life From FOOD?

Want to improve your mental health? Maybe, boost your immune system? Or, how about an improved sex life that'll give you energy FOR DAYZ?😱🙈 That's right, you can get all THAT and more because I read it on the Internet 😂 Here's a SMASHTastic recipe from my nutritionist Kelly Ramirez that will surely get the taste buds lit UP and have you dying for more. I'll be crushing this as part of my post-workout meal [...]

406, 2016
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Goodbye Champ!

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." -Muhammad Ali, 1961 There has been many talented athletes that have come and gone through the years, that pushed the boundaries and did things on their own terms. When we look back on the life of arguably the greatest fighter ever to live, I won't think upon any of his legendary fights. I'll think [...]

206, 2016
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Is Your Erg Set Up KILLING Your Gains?

(IFA-Endurance-Tip) Got a SMASH tip from our ‪#‎IronForceAthletics‬ Endurance Coach Beth Clark on how to properly be using the Erg. If you don't want to end up like this dude in the picture do to SHIT form!! Check. It. OUT! (IFA-Endurance-Tip) One of the big secrets to rowing is to learn how to be efficient with your movement. Efficiency begins with good posture. All good movement begins and ends with good posture no matter what [...]