How to Deal With Fitness Information Overload (3 Rules to Live By!) As part of my work as a coach, I’m constantly reading — about technique, programming, psychology, diet, and everything else that goes into making a successful strength and… Read more »
Why Evolving (in fitness, and in life) Is Scary But Worth It, with Steph Gaudreau This podcast is all about evolution: how scary, difficult, frustrating, and ultimately freeing empowering it can be to figure out how to let go of… Read more »
Snatch & Jerk Overhead Position – Shoulder Blades & Bar One of the most important aspects of a strong overhead position is learning to support the weight with the upper back rather than with just the shoulders and arms. The… Read more »
10 Kettlebell Exercises Every Athlete Should Master The kettlebell is an amazing tool for all athletes, regardless of sport. Whether you are a weightlifter, strongman, powerlifter, or fitness competitor, kettlebells should be a part of your regular training routine to… Read more »
Mental Tactics for Success w/ Paul Chek Paul Chek shares methods on staying calm, how to keep your center in chaotic times and unique breathing exercises. Mike and Paul also dives into understanding your capacity to create your dream outcome… Read more »
5 Tips to Bust Through an Overhead Press Plateau Are you dedicated to your overhead press? Making sure you’re getting in upper body compound exercises that aren’t just the bench press? Are you sure your form is beautiful—tight core, tight… Read more »
Creating a System of Vulnerability in Relationships Michael and Adee answer one of their most frequently asked questions: How do you initiate hard conversations in your relationships? They share some tips for creating and maintaining a system of vulnerability in… Read more »
Short-Stepping The Split Jerk – How To Fix It If you short-step your heavier jerks, your footwork may not be the problem. The issue is often a lack of time and space to move your feet into the full split… Read more »
6 Meet Mistakes An Elite Powerlifting Coach Always Sees Being one of the head coaches for Team Canada Powerlifting since 2012, I’ve worked with hundreds of world-class powerlifters, and have submitted over 4,500 attempts in international competition. With this experience,… Read more »
The Art of Pacing Fitness and strategy — those are the two factors that usually determine the outcome of a workout. While 99% of our focus is usually applied to improving our fitness, the ability to quickly devise an appropriate strategy… Read more »
Today's CrossFit WOD
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.