Monthly Archives: June 2016

Technique Tuesday: 3 Ways to Fix Your Front Squat Setup

I won’t lie, front squats are brutal. But they’re even MORE brutal if you can’t get into a good setup position. We had a great question during our Facebook Live event (click here to re-watch it) about how to fix the

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Problem Solving with Paused Reps – Deadlift Edition

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In the final installment of this 3-part series, we’ll talk about how to use paused reps to target weak points in your deadlift. Paused deadlifts might be the most evil of all the paused variants of the powerlifts, but they

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Problem Solving with Paused Reps – Bench Press Edition

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Continuing on the theme of using paused reps to fix weak points, this installment addresses several bench press technique mistakes and how to use paused reps to eliminate them. (If you missed Part 1 of this series which covered paused

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Problem Solving with Paused Reps – Squat Edition

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“You’re only as strong as your weakest link.” This quote applies nicely to powerlifting because technique ultimately limits the amount of weight you can lift, and your technique eventually breaks down due to your weakest link. This three-part series will focus

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 2

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After 10 years of lifting, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about training, coaching and life in general. My last post covered five of those lessons, and this post has five more. Check ’em out: 6. VOLUME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 1

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It’s hard to believe that this summer marks the 10-year anniversary of when I first started lifting weights. I didn’t think I was old enough to have done ANYTHING for 10 years. But lifting has given me some of the most

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Technique Tuesday: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Don’t Carry Over to the Straight Bar

Last week, I talked about two trap bar exercises to build upper back strength. I also mentioned how I didn’t like the trap bar for building the conventional or sumo deadlift, and received several questions as to why. You asked

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