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Proper Sumo Deadlift Form

Proper Sumo Deadlift Form

In the video you can see Nia Shanks demonstrating the proper sumo deadlift form.  As she points out you want to actually set up with your shins touching the bar.  You want to pull the bar in a straight line.  You don’t want to try to squat the weight.  You have...

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What’s Your Excuse Today?!

What’s Your Excuse Today?!

Thanks in no small part to the intervention of Randy “Macho Man” Savage, we all survived The Rapture. So what will you do with your reprieve? So often life changing moments such as this are what spurs phrases such as “If I only…I promise I will..”. Well guess what…you...

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How To Improve Bench Press

How To Improve Bench Press

If you are on this site chances are you want to improve bench press strength.   In order to do that you have to realize which muscles are the most important for the bench press.  Powerlifting Godfather, Louie Simmons has been quoted as saying to improve your bench...

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The Power of Perception

The Power of Perception

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have that one relative that is completely “out of it”.  Usually it is in the form of an octogenarian grandmother that has too many cats, and loves to throw out non-PC comments at the dinner table like she has Civil War era...

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Off-Season Lacrosse Workouts

Off-Season Lacrosse Workouts

So what should your lacrosse workouts consist of?  Well lets look at the demands of the sport.  To be a successful lacrosse player you must possess physical qualities, such as strength, agility, muscular endurance, flexibility, and quickness.  In fact elite level...

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How to Get Bigger Forearms

How to Get Bigger Forearms

So you want the secret to forearm workouts that produce bigger forearms?  We have already discussed the fact that to build bigger forearms you need a strong grip.  If you haven’t addressed your grip strength then your forearm growth will eventually stall. However,...

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Huge Forearms Require a Powerful Grip

Huge Forearms Require a Powerful Grip

So what is the secret to programming effective forearm workouts?  First you must realize that the forearms and the grip work together, and then plan your training accordingly.  It is hard to develop a massive pair of Popeye forearms without having a very strong grip. ...

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Specificity of Training

Specificity of Training

Coach Dan John is often heard quoting John Jerome  by saying that “specificity comes at a price.”  What he is speaking of is the accumulation of injuries over the course of an athletic career, using the same muscles repetitively.  This can lead to pattern overload,...

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What’s Your Motivation?!

LET ME SEE YOUR WAR FACE!! Why do you think that Drill Sergeants seem to be jerks? Part of it may be that it’s a position that attracts that kind of personality. Whether it comes naturally or not, it is sort of a job requirement. They want to test your intestinal...

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Parents Just Don’t Understand…Strength Training.

Parents Just Don’t Understand…Strength Training.

I work with a lot of high school athletes, and one of the joys of that is dealing with their parents. From my experience there are two types of sports parents. The first group (otherwise known as my favorite) has their child’s best interest at heart, and search out...

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