Mobility For Athletes: Banded Shoulder and Tricep Stretch

Mobility For Athletes: Banded Shoulder and Tricep Stretch

Do you long for an open, mobile and stable front rack position? How about being able to jerk behind your ears like National Champion and American Record Holder Wes Kitts? This stretch will help get you there and provide you with a mobile, stable and open front rack position perfect for executing pain free Jerks and Front Squats.

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Mobility For Athletes: Calves and Ankles

Mobility For Athletes: Calves and Ankles

The calves and ankles are an often overlooked area when warming up for your training session. They are neglected and traded for the popular hamstrings and hips, but this is a critical mistake that can hold back your athletic performance. Mobile and flexible feet, calves and ankles serve as the base for bottom position stability in your Clean, Snatch and Squat.

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The OG Cal Strength Woman

The OG Cal Strength Woman

Sandra was there during my first competition, which happened to be held at California Strength.  She was in my same weight class and I thought she was absolutely crazy. Mad woman. Bonkers. A Coo Coo bird. She was screaming and talking to herself, slapping her own legs. Christ, just let me lift and get away from this lady.  Later I learned that the 49 year-old mom of four really is equal parts crazy and awesome...

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Mobility For Athletes: Assisted Shoulder Stretch

Mobility For Athletes: Assisted Shoulder Stretch

One of the most common complaints I get from athletes and their coaches is a lack of shoulder mobility, most especially front rack and overhead position. This stretch is great for opening and increasing flexibility for both these movements.

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The Achilles Heel of the Female Weightlifter

The Achilles Heel of the Female Weightlifter

We have all probably seen it by now… a snatch missed behind or an unstable jerk that leads to the very scary hyperextended elbow.  Why is this more commonly seen in female weightlifters?  Well it turns out that females are more susceptible to this type of injury due to our specific anatomy.

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The Squat Jerk: What does it take?

The Squat Jerk: What does it take?

Leg strength, leg strength, leg strength... and great shoulder mobility and terrific overall stability.  These three things are required for anyone who looks to compete in Olympic weightlifting using the Squat Jerk technique. What the Squat Jerk may remove in technical complexity (compared to the more common Split Jerk), it more than makes up for in brute strength and physical requirements.

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