16-week Olympic Lifting Training Cycle: Phase Three

Technical Strength Strength comes in many denominations, each necessary but insufficient on its own. As an athlete, our goal should be to develop each of these without allowing one to dominate. In prior phases, we’ve focused on fitness and pulling and squatting strength. This time, we’ll focus on something a little different. Technical strength: [...]

By | 2018-04-09T00:00:04+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Blog, Olympic Weightlifting Program|0 Comments

16-week Olympic Lifting Training Cycle: Phase Two

Foundational Strength The second phase of our 16-Week Training Cycle is a 4-week strength block, dedicated to improving pulling and squatting strength with an emphasis on developing the posterior chain. It’s here, in the Foundational Strength Phase, where the transition ends and the real work begins. Olympic weightlifters are known for having unbelievably strong [...]

By | 2018-03-05T02:48:56+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog, Olympic Weightlifting Program|0 Comments

Stress-free Holiday Workouts

While certainly a time to celebrate and share with loved ones, the holidays can be stressful too. No, I’m not talking about the kind of stress that comes from sitting next to your MAGA-lovin’ aunt Kathy at dinner or listening to your gluten-free, vegan, paleo sister Tara talk about her life-changing experience in Costa [...]

By | 2017-12-23T13:37:14+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Fixing the Forward Jump

As in every other area of life, unless you’re an expert, you’re probably doing it wrong. Whether it’s cooking, cleaning, obeying traffic rules, securing your computer network, raising your kid, whatever, it’s guaranteed that you’re doing several things incorrectly every single day. Some of these technical errors are conscious, slowly rolling through a deserted [...]

By | 2017-10-28T14:56:23+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Overcoming Front Rack Mobility Issues

Inadequate front rack flexibility can slow progress, lead to injury, and make cleans, front squats and most overhead lifts feel like hell on earth. The front rack is often an athlete’s worst enemy, and as a result, most will shy away from any movement that incorporates it. The alternative, while certainly more difficult, is [...]

By | 2017-07-31T23:34:32+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments