Listen. There’s something you need to think about before you step up to the squat rack (and no it’s not whether or not you’re going to do curls). Are you about to squat because you want to increase your max back squat? Or are you squatting because you want to be a better olympic lifter.… Continue reading Lowrider: Why Your Squat Technique Isn’t Helping Your Olympic Lifts
Jim Wendler On The Home Gym
Every article by Jim Wendler contains multiple nuggets, frequently as tangents on his main theme. The recent T-Nation post on combining his 5/3/1 template with rest pause training is no exception. It included this paragraph on the garage gym: Having your own strength facility that isn’t bombarded with egomaniacs, manic-depressive owner/managers, poor music selections, and… Continue reading Jim Wendler On The Home Gym
CrossFit Is For Weightlifters, Not For Runners?
Scrolling through posts on OPT’s site I came across the following tidbit regarding the perceived movement of the “sport” side of CrossFit away from being a generalist and towards a strength bias:
Better CrossFit Through Personal Grooming: Video
Stumbled across this video, I think via my newest fascination The Outlaw Way, and had to repost it. Produced by the fine folks at Red Black Gym, it helped me realize why my training of late has been a bit lackluster as well as an easy tip to get me headed back to PRville. Enjoy!… Continue reading Better CrossFit Through Personal Grooming: Video