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 […]
Learn how to miss a Back Squat behind you (without dying or killing anyone else) — In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy! I have good news and bad news. The good news is that SAFELY failing on a back squat behind you is not hard. There are millions of dumb-jocks out there who can do […]
Let’s get real. You CAN squat every day (heavy), but ONLY if you a non-moron about it — In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy! There is a fundamental disconnect between those who think squatting every day will kill you, and those (like me) who think you can do it safely, and that it will be […]
Squat Your Face Off! Below is a collection of fun Videos of a few of our lifters hitting some big squats. My hope is that watching others might help to inspire you to keep going on your own strength-journey. Notice that while some of these folk are freaks (in more ways than one!), most of […]
This is the official comments, questions, and answers thread for our Squat Nemesis Program. We’ve answered MANY, but if you have more, or you just want to tell us how you’re doing… this is the place to do it!!
I asked you what YOUR 2013 weightlifting goals were yesterday. And Tamara decided she’d answer the call. She hit BIG goals last year… and demolished them. This year, she’s upping the ante. She wouldn’t be Tamara if she didn’t 🙂 What are YOUR 2013 weightlifting goals? Tell us below in the comments section!
I’ve got a problem. It’s January 1st, and I’m supposed to have a new years resolution… but I don’t have one. Well I do, but its crap, LOL I need your help to make it better… (HINT: it’s all about you.) Do me a favor and watch this super short video to see what I […]
This is another guest post from Sheldon Kreger. Read all his articles for WA here. Many human endeavors require mental focus. Olympic Weightlifting undoubtedly requires high levels of concentration. It’s a sport that pushes the athlete into peak experiences every training session, but with unique challenges which push the mind and body to obscure […]
Do you know what’s awesome? Peanut butter on a salt bagel … just sayin’ Also, all the cool stuff this last week in the world of Weightlifting Academy: 21 DAY SQUAT CHALLENGE REGISTRATION IS OPEN Registration for the next 21 Day Squat Challenge (beta test) group is open. While we’re still in the beta test […]
“The professional does not take success or failure personally.” – David Pressfield Yesterday, I discussed with you the reality that there are times (correction, there SHOULD be times) during your journey that will tear you down and make you bleed. To quote myself: “If you ain’t failing, you ain’t trying.” What do I mean by […]