Monthly Archives: April 2016

Technique Tuesday: 1 Quick Way to Improve Your Bench Press Elbow Position

Overtucking the elbows during the bench press is a huge problem for a lot of lifters. This week’s Technique Tuesday will show you a quick fix for this that helps you “feel” exactly what it means to use the lats

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3 Lies We Tell Ourselves to Validate Our Excuses


For better or worse, the mind is a powerful thing. Perception is reality, so the things we tell ourselves over and over eventually become truth in our mind. We can use this power for good by using positive self-talk to

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Technique Tuesday: 3 Common Sumo Deadlift Mistakes

Of all the powerlifts, the sumo deadlift might be the trickiest. While there are huge benefits to reducing your range of motion with a wide stance, it takes a perfect setup and lots of patience to effectively utilize the technique.

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Technique Tuesday: 3 Ways to Make Chin-Ups More Shoulder Friendly

Chin-ups are no doubt an excellent exercise to build upper body strength. A big strong upper back may be THE limiting factor in the squat, bench press, and deadlift, so chin-ups have a place in almost any powerlifting program. The

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7 Simple Cues to Improve Your Squat Form

Simple as it may seem, squat form can be incredibly complex, especially if you want to¬†get brutally strong. As a coach and lifter, it’s my job to make this daunting task a little more manageable for my athletes and myself.

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Technique Tuesday: How to Spot the Bench Press

Continuing off last week’s theme of spotting, this week’s Technique Tuesday shows you how to spot the bench press. Whether you’re just learning the exercise or trying to move big weights, having a training partner who knows what they’re doing

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