What Is Heart Rate Variability? How to Use and Monitor HRV Over the last five years, heart rate variability (HRV) has grown in popularity as a useful tool for assessing recovery and training readiness. If you’re new to the concept… Read more »
Death to Dadbod: Double Powers Double Unders are CrossFit’s Broccoli. Consistently overlooked as a staple in their field, yet their presence is always felt and the value is unavoidable. Plus, both Double Unders and Broccoli are high in fiber. And… Read more »
Training After Injury Remember when we first found Crossfit? We were infected. It consumed us… all we thought about was our next workout. How we couldn’t walk down the stairs without grasping the hand rails. Rationalizing eating all of the… Read more »
Which Leg Forward In The Split Jerk? Which leg to lead with in the split jerk is the world’s simplest question but has managed to inspire stunningly complicated solutions. For example, sneaking up behind your athlete and shoving them with… Read more »
4 Bodyweight Warm-Up and Cool-Down Mobility Drills Having a well-balanced routine is something that everyone from the most elite of athletes to your everyday gym-goers want to achieve. I have found that incorporating more bodyweight exercises that focus on mind-body… Read more »
3 Ways to Find Your 1-Rep Max (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced lifter, having an idea of your 1-rep max (1-RM) can help support your training. Once you have an understanding of the maximal weight… Read more »
Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch for Better Mobility and Living Pain Free w/ Frank Duffy, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Frank Duffy explains how Functional Range Conditioning and Kinstretch can help you increase your… Read more »
“Hi! My name is Spiky Doormat!” Doormat: noun – door·mat | \ ˈdȯr-ˌmat \ Definition: a mat placed before or inside a door for wiping dirt from the shoes. one that submits without protest to abuse or indignities. a team… Read more »
Snatch Overhead Stability In The Bottom The most reliable position to establish stability in the snatch is in the bottom. There’s no need to bounce out to recover like in the clean, so don’t be in a hurry to stand… Read more »
What Is Tempo Training, and How Can It Improve Your Strength Gains? Have you ever seen those four magic numbers in your program? If not, you’re missing out on some major gains! These numbers signify a tempo that controls the… Read more »
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Are the Olympic lifts beneficial for ALL athletes, regardless of the sport?
I’ve heard a lot of discussion about this over the years. Some coaches believe the answer is YES. Incorporating the Olympic lifts into an athlete’s training program will be universally helpful. The athleticism, multi-joint movement, and explosive strength components of the OLifts make them unanimously valuable for all sports. I’ve known strength coaches who think everybody from swimmers to golfers to distance runners to football players should be doing some form or variation of snatch and clean and jerk.