Week 5 of a Squat Strength Cycle. This is your “taper”, or rather, a slight deload (lowering of the total load of your weekly workouts). That said, don’t mistake this as a “contest taper”, as it isn’t meant to deload you that much. Your total load is certainly much lower this week than it was […]
Jumping forward on your Jerks? Here’s your fix
How to get your hips through on the clean in less than one hour!
In this episode I define the word “failure” (seriously), and which lifts you can fail on safely… and which ones you CAN’T fail on safely!
Don’t worry, I don’t want you to fail at life. I just want you to fail in the gym… a lot. And while in the next episode I’ll describe what I mean by the term “fail” (it’s very specific) and which exercises I want you to use (and which I do NOT want you to […]
Do you know what the “super total” is? It’s the combination of your best competitive lifts in these 5 exercises: Squat Bench Deadlift Snatch Clean & Jerk In other words, the best you can do in BOTH of the barbell strength sports. Aka… AWESOME! I actually started out in Powerlifting before I switched over to […]
I had this guy come into the gym… His beard was all ZZ Top. His workout clothes were red. And they were a bit too revealing of his jelly-like belly. He wanted to know how to snatch, and he needed to know how to do so FAST. He was remarkably impatient for a man who […]
In this episode of Weightlifting Academy: Nick and Michael prove why Weightlifting Academy is not ever going to be like CNN’s CrossFire Are Low Bar Squats Better than High Bar Squats? Our friend, Justin Lascek, thinks so and Michael likes the argument Nick ain’t so sure We promote the ideas of “Practiced-based Evidence” and the […]