Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

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.130 | Another Use for the Reverse Hyper

EP.130 | Another Use for the Reverse Hyper
Love what the Reverse Hyper does for your back, glutes and hammies? One of the best aspects of the Reverse Hyper is its ability to decompress the s...

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...

EP.128 | 3 Ways to Increase the Life of Your Bars!

EP.128 | 3 Ways to Increase the Life of Your Bars!
Get the most out of your equipment!   Barbells can last a long time.  A very, very long time.  With proper care, maintenance and good old-fashione...

EP.127 | Archer Stretch = Better Positioning = BIGGER CLEANS

EP.127 | Archer Stretch = Better Positioning = BIGGER CLEANS
Front-rack positioning limiting your Clean? Heard of ROMWOD?  What about Archer Pose?   If you can't touch your hands together in this pose, chanc...

EP.126 | Unload Your Bar the RIGHT Way!

EP.126 | Unload Your Bar the RIGHT Way!
Increase the Awareness! Far too many bar sleeves have fallen victim over the years... Have you been guilty or witnessed a fellow workout buddy in...

EP.125 | 3 Set-ups to Restore Bar Spin!

EP.125 | 3 Set-ups to Restore Bar Spin!
Now that we've covered 3 Set-ups for Cleaning the Exterior of your Barbell, now it's time for the barbell spin. We're going to cover three set-ups...