Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.143 | Improve Your Ankle Mobility P.3

EP.143 | Improve Your Ankle Mobility P.3
Part 3 of our Ankle Mobility Series!  What's this mean for you? Better Mobility --> Better Positioning --> BIGGER LIFTS This week... time...

EP.141 | Improve Your Ankle Mobility P.1 - The Stick Drill

EP.141 | Improve Your Ankle Mobility P.1 - The Stick Drill
Have limitations in the ankle and/or calf region?  If so, this series is for you! Taken from Tom Merrick of The Bodyweight Warrior, apply this to...

EP.140 | 3 Ways to Treat Your Barbells in 2020

EP.140 | 3 Ways to Treat Your Barbells in 2020
#1 Service Your Barbells REGULARLY It should come as no surprise that this baby's #1.  Let me say it again: Service. Your. Barbells. Regularly. Let...

EP.138 | Post-Workout Barbell Checklist

EP.138 | Post-Workout Barbell Checklist
Do you have a Post-Workout Barbell Routine or Checklist that you run through?  The Specifics I'm going to use my personal gym for this example.  O...

EP.137 | A Friendly Reminder on Bumper Plates

EP.137 | A Friendly Reminder on Bumper Plates
A PERPETUAL REMINDER: Don't Drop 10 or 15 lb Bumper Plates From Overhead!!! Seems like a no brainer right?  Although it may seem like common sense...

EP.136 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Jerk

EP.136 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Jerk
The Jerk Part 3 of 3 of our Empty Bar Warmup Series!   Going through this entire sequence 2-3 times will prepare you to sling some weight overhead....

EP.135 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Clean

EP.135 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Clean
Part 2 Empty Bar Warmups: The Clean We've checked the box on the Snatch, so let's move on to the Clean.  Below, Blaine is going to take us through...

EP.134 | Barbell Storage Tips

EP.134 | Barbell Storage Tips
How are you barbells stored?  Inside, outside, nine-bar holder, gun rack?  Which is it?   Are you a part of the Garage Gym Nation or do you hit up ...

EP.133 | Hand, Wrist & Forearm Health

EP.133 | Hand, Wrist & Forearm Health
Forearms brutally stiff?  Have elbow pain?   When's the last time you gave some love to your forearms/hands/wrists? Over time, the forearms, hand...

EP.132 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Snatch

EP.132 | Empty Bar Warmups: The Snatch
The first, of a 3-Part Empty Bar Warmup Series. If you've followed the Shield for some time, you would pick up on our love for Olympic Weightlifti...

EP.131 | The Difference: Bare, Oxide & Zinc Bar Finishes

EP.131 | The Difference: Bare, Oxide & Zinc Bar Finishes
What do you know about Bar Finishes? Each finish has their goods and bads.  Bare steel, black oxide, chrome, zinc, cerakote, stainless steel, etc. ...

EP.129 | 3 Must-Do's for Jerk Blocks!

EP.129 | 3 Must-Do's for Jerk Blocks!
Are Jerk Blocks included in your training program?   Jerk Blocks can be a fantastic piece of equipment to have in your arsenal at your local gym or...