Technique Tuesday: Making Squats More Joint Friendly

When it comes to pain during squats, most people think knees, hips and lower back. But what if back squats bug your shoulders and elbows? Traditional low-bar back squatting can make these joints pretty cranky over time, especially if you’re

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The Strength House Podcast – Episode 16 ft. Frank Duffy

This episode of the Strength House Podcast features fellow Cressey Sports Performance coach Frank Duffy. We chat with Frank about: How he coaches and programs the CSP Strength Camps How to choose progressions and regressions for general fitness clients What he’s learned

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar During the Sumo Deadlift

I cover sumo deadlifts in part two of this Technique Tuesday series on how to lower the bar back to the floor. Sumo is tricky for several reasons, and getting back into the right position for each successive rep takes

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4 Ways to Build Confidence for Powerlifting

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What if I told you that to become a better powerlifter, you should spend less time building muscle and take more time to build confidence? If you’ve been a powerlifter for any appreciable time, you’ve likely competed and fell short

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Technique Tuesday: Lowering the Bar during the Conventional Deadlift

I had an online client email me the other day and ask, “How should I put the bar back down after each rep of my deadlifts?” I stared at the screen blankly for a second, thinking, “Isn’t it obvious?” Then

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The Strength House Podcast Episode 15 – Listener Q&A

In this episode of the Strength House Podcast, Greg and I answer a handful of listener-submitted questions, covering topics that include: How to fix deadlift hitching Working around lower back injuries How to adjust a powerlifting program for general population clients What

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Technique Tuesday: Coaching Cues for Packing the Neck

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“Where the head goes, the body will follow.” This holds true for almost any exercise that requires proper spinal alignment (aka EVERY exercise). If your head is in the wrong position, the rest of your body will be too. So

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