Gym Maintenance & Weightlifting Tips

EP.112 | Counterbalance Squats for the Win!

EP.112 | Counterbalance Squats for the Win!
Counterbalance Squats FTW If you've never tried out counterbalance squats in your preparation for squatting or catching a heavy load, boy are you m...

EP.74 | Jerk Blocks: How to set them up CORRECTLY

EP.74 | Jerk Blocks: How to set them up CORRECTLY
This week we dive into Jerk Blocks again!  Rather than speaking about the care and maintenance of these expensive training tools, we will be going...

EP.73 | How to Split Jerk... Cal Strength Style

EP.73 | How to Split Jerk... Cal Strength Style
First things first... if you aren't familiar with California Strength in San Ramon, CA, you should definitely check them out on Instagram (@cal_str...

EP.72 | Jerk Blocks: Proper Use & Etiquette

EP.72 | Jerk Blocks: Proper Use & Etiquette
Do you use or own Jerk Blocks?  If you are on the Olympic Weightlifting side of the spectrum (and have been for awhile), chances are that you have ...

EP.71 | Weightlifting Straps: How, when and which brand to use

EP.71 | Weightlifting Straps: How, when and which brand to use
Have you ever used weightlifting straps before snatching, cleaning, deadlifting or pulls?  Should you use them?  The questions go on and on...  We'...

EP.69 | Using the Standing Preacher Stretch for a Bigger Front Squat & Clean

EP.69 | Using the Standing Preacher Stretch for a Bigger Front Squat & Clean
Having trouble with racking the barbell in the front? Elbows keep falling? Chest dropping in the hole?  As a coach or athlete, how many times have ...

EP.63 | Ironclad your lower back w/ Cory Gregory

EP.63 | Ironclad your lower back w/ Cory Gregory
  How's your lower back feeling?  Stiff, tight or weak?  Many of us out there have experienced one of these three feelings at some point whether ...

EP.57 | Hook Gripping for a FASTER Finish with James Tatum

EP.57 | Hook Gripping for a FASTER Finish with James Tatum
This week's Bar Tip is brought to you by 3x National Champion James Tatum! James goes over the crucial component of Hook Gripping for the Olympic ...

EP.56 | A Drill to Engage your Lats for GIANT LIFTS!

EP.56 | A Drill to Engage your Lats for GIANT LIFTS!
Engage your lats!!  Use your lats!  How many times have you heard this coaching cue either from coaches or other athletes?  Do you know what they a...

EP.55 | WTH is Barbell Whip?

EP.55 | WTH is Barbell Whip?
In what scenarios would you want WHIP in a barbell?  What even is barbell whip?  If you aren't familiar or experienced in the world of Olympic Weig...

EP.54 | Why to use the Muscle & No-Foot Snatch for Weightlifting & CrossFit

EP.54 | Why to use the Muscle & No-Foot Snatch for Weightlifting & CrossFit
Utilizing the Muscle AND No-Foot Snatch for Weightlifting & CrossFit  It's rather easy to get instantly confused when it comes to the seemingly...

EP.53 | How to Execute a CLEAN by California Strength

EP.53 | How to Execute a CLEAN by California Strength
Glenn Pendlay joins us again from California Strength to instruct and educate us on how to properly execute a Clean, using a simple 3-Step Approach...