Sleep, Sex, Squats, and Positive Thoughts: Talking With The Founder of BIRTHFIT There’s a lot more to a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy than just eating the right food and working out, according to Lindsey Mathews, the founder of BIRTHFIT. Ashleigh… Read more »
8 Ways to Bust Through a Stubborn Bench Press Plateau The bench press, one of the most beloved and frustrating lifts that can be performed in the gym. Barbell training journeys often start on the bench, and ironically, they often… Read more »
Learn & Train The Bounce In The Clean For Better Recoveries To maximize your ability to recover, learn to use and train the bounce out of the clean and front squat. The bounce is the combination of 3 elements: the… Read more »
From Home to Horn: How One Box is Supporting their Own While Deployed Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Piazza and his wife, Sara, opened CrossFit Virtus in Gonzales, LA in 2011. They named it CrossFit Virtus, because Cecil remembered learning about virtuosity… Read more »
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Celebrating Freedom and Independence It’s a natural relationship, seeing as CrossFit has a long-standing history with law enforcement and with the military. CrossFit Repentance is housed inside the Waterford Fire Department in Waterford, WI. The U.S. Army just formed a… Read more »
Don’t Worry…They’ll Suffer Too: Competitiveness in Weightlifting Ever had another lifter blow right by you shortly after they start the sport? Let me give you an example. Let’s say you’ve been training for two years and you’ve got a personal… Read more »
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Sliding Backward In The Push Press Sliding backward in the push press is a problem that’s created a lot of confusion some seriously head-scratching recommendations, so let’s figure it out. Any backward motion in any lift is fundamentally the result… Read more »
Romanian Deadlift vs Deadlift: Which Is Best for Your Goals? Pulling strength is critical to all strength, power, and fitness sports, with numerous deadlift variations to choose from across weightlifting, powerlifting, and general fitness and hypertrophy training. By understanding 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.