Monthly Archives: March 2015

“HEADS UP!” Pavel Tsatsouline of StrongFirst shares his thoughts on the proper position of the head and neck during the performance of kettlebell swings and the deadlift. Pavel calls for a position of “mild extension” during kettlebell swings and cautions … Continue reading

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“Keep Pressure on the Competition” Weightlifting coach Harvey Newton touches on the importance of putting pressure on your competition by making your lifts. The article includes video footage from the 2013 World Championships.

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“THE MOST COMMON TECHNICAL ERRORS AT USAW NATIONALS” Weightlifting coach Bob Takano covers what he believes were the most commonly seen errors in technique at last year’s USA National Weightlifting Championships. If you coach aspiring weightlifters, you should take a … Continue reading

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“THE NEED FOR STRENGTH TRAINING IN GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL” Weightlifting coach Bob Takano shares his thoughts on why female volleyball players should strength train for their sport.

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“The Most Dangerous Exercise of All!” Coach Bret Contreras “exposes” the most dangerous exercise you could perform.

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“Dan John’s Four Quadrants — Infographic” Coach Dan John shares his system for categorizing clients. Where you fall within his system is based upon how many qualities you need to excel at your chosen sport or activity and how high … Continue reading

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“The Fitness Combine 2.0” Fitness professional Ryan Ketchum shares a fun way to test your fitness or that of your clients. His combine is “ready-made” with an established format, protocol, and scoring system, but it could certainly be modified as … Continue reading

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“Joe D’s ‘Limber 11’ (flexibility routine)”

“Joe D’s ‘Limber 11’ (flexibility routine)” Coach Joe DeFranco provides his updated flexibility / warm-up protocol, the “Limber 11,” in this edition of his “Ask Joe” series of blog entries. This warm-up builds upon his “Agile 8” warm-up.

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“Relief Pitchers: How to Warm-up” Coach Eric Cressey provides his warm-up recommendations for relief pitchers in baseball.

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“Warmup Timing” My friend Mike Young lays out how he structures the warmup of his players, in terms of timing, both before and during a football (i.e., soccer) game.

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