Bench Press…You’re Doing It Wrong!

There are a few things that are guaranteed in life….death, taxes, and crowded bench press on Monday. The slogan of international chest day has surely taken hold and is a staple for any gym goer. Why? I think people flock to this exercise because its simple, the ladies love the pecs, and lets face it, […]

Balance: What Does It Mean And How Can We Measure It?

 Image Source  Today’s article comes from Zachary Greenwald, a Strength Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist and founder head honcho over at StrengthRatio. He works with a diverse population ranging from professional athletes to people with chronic pain, using functional movement screening and corrective exercise. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science […]

Deload to Reload

Coaches use them all the time, athletes love them, and to be honest, they are necessary if you take your training and your progress seriously. Whether you refer to them as a deload week, light week, back off week, etc. this needs to be an integral part of your programming. If it’s not, you are missing […]

Competition Differences: Powerlifting and Weightlifting

Meets are for everyone regardless of age, skill level, or background. Barring any injury, the ultimate goal of a powerlifter or weightlifter should be a meet. Meets may seem the same across the board; athletes hoisting heavy weights, sashaying around in a singlet, coaches calculating and jockeying to win. While that may be true, there […]

3 Simple Cues For A Successful Jerk

Image Source  The jerk is sort of the middle child of weightlifting (this coming from a middle child). Snatches and cleans get a lot of the attention because of the complex dynamics of pulling a weight from the floor and getting underneath it. But jerks win championships. At the 2014 Asian Games, Sa Jaehyouk of […]