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Overhead Hand Position for Your Snatch & Overhead Squats

Most new lifters have trouble with the overhead position in snatches and overhead squats. Mobility gets the blame more often than not but mobility might not be the whole story. In this Weightlifting Wednesday we're going to start at the top and address the grip, arm, and shoulder position for these lifts. First, your overhead squat grip and snatch grip should be the same. The overhead squat is a just a portion of the snatch [...]

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Overhead Press Plateau

I don’t think there is anything worse than finding a lift that you straight up can not improve on. It’s like winning the lottery but getting an IOU, who the hell wants that? Today, I’m going to tackle the Overhead Press as many of our Masters Athletes seem to have a hard time increasing weight on this lift. I’d say of every lift in the catalog, the OHP is the hardest to develop Over the [...]

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Masters Athletes and Why They are the Superior Breed to Train

  If you told me five years ago, that I would be writing an article about men & women 40-60+ that are the superior breed to train, I’d say you were on drugs. Why? Because five years ago, all I wanted to do was train the biggest, baddest 20 somethings on the planet. Anyone that was completely out of their minds were my ideal clients. Powerlifters, Strongman, Lineman, Combat Athletes, I wanted them all, and [...]

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Deadlifts Got You Tense? Good! Tips & Technique!

I know what you are thinking “Mike, don’t you promote Yoga, mediation and all sorts of other holistic shit? Why would you think being tense is a good thing?” Being “tense” in certain aspects of life is actually fantastic, especially when it comes to training protocols. How many times have you heard a coach say “Engage Your Core?” Probably more often than I’d personally like to hear as this has zero actual meaning and to [...]

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Consciously Training For The Inconsistent Variable

  There is nothing more frustrating as a coach, than to sit and prepare an athlete for battle and see them fail. In fact, I can’t begin to tell you the amount of frustration and irritation I accumulate if an athlete that I’m working with does not achieve our desired training goal. I feel I’ve let that person down, and I always take full responsibility for everything that happens to an athlete the second we [...]

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Weightlifting Wednesday with Coach Taylor – Jerk Drills

Jerk Drills By: Coach Taylor   Just like the snatch and the clean, there are drill to fix and strengthen your split jerk. For example, pausing in the dip will help teach you to not jump forward, keep the bar path straight, and finish your leg drive. Once you have figured out what you need to work on, these drills can help fix the issue.   Too narrow of a split/staying balanced in the catch [...]

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Freakout Friday

STRENGTH Bench Press 4 x 3 (75%) Incline Close Grip Bench 4 x 10 (Sub-Max) Snatch Grip Pendlay Rows 3 x 10 HSPU 3 x 8   CONDITIONING 30-20-10 Thrusters (95/65) T2B

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Powerlifter Vs. Crossfiter! Who Wins In The Battle Of The AMRAP??? *Video Included*

  Over the last several years, it's become almost a joke to point and snicker at Crossfit as a whole. The amount of articles that come out on the safety and why it's an abomination to the fitness industry are so second nature, it's like breathing at this point. Before I started working with Crossfit athletes, I used to be one of these people. I would constantly say things like "Pfffft fucking Crossfit is the [...]

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Modifying Exercises to Work Around Injuries – Part One: Lower Back.

  By:  Coach Taylor   Im sure by this point in your fitness or lifting career you know that INJURIES SUCK! But you don’t have to stop training altogether. I personally have a history of lumbar injuries L4/L5 specifically.   In my former life I was a powerlifter.   I had so many back injuries that I decided to become a bench press only powerlifter. For close to 3 years I trained my lower body [...]