Posts Tagged 'Weightlifting'

Breathe Your Way to Better Lifts

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I said it… Breathing can really improve your lifts and keep you safer during the lifts…

HOW!? It helps the body stabilize by activating the correct muscles to support the weight. (A very very simplified explanation… this gets much more technical)

Here is a longer video (10 mins) that shows a great first exercise to not only assess your athlete and yourself. But to also start down the path of breathing better during your lifts.

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The Rack Position and How to Get There

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You should be able to hold onto a barbell in the rack position with your WHOLE hand.

You should be able to hold onto a barbell during a front squat with your WHOLE HAND.

You should be able to hold onto a barbell while receiving the clean with… YOUR WHOLE HAND!!

If you’re not able to do this… don’t worry… you’re not alone. However, you’re also missing out on some potential kilos to your numbers.

Holding onto the barbell while receiving the clean and ...

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Using Compression Straps for Warming Up

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This week we have another short video discussing compression strap use within our goal of increasing range of motion within our movements (I just made mobility sound pretty fancy). Know what you’re about to see will help make the mobility movements I’ve shown before less painful… but don’t wear compression strap while rolling… just prior. Check those out: Calves and Feet, Continue Reading →

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Opening Up The Shoulder

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My commitment to delivering a couple mobility exercises a week continues! If you’ve missed those post you can find them here: Hip, Knee, Calves and Feet

This week we look at the shoulder and I share two exercises.

1. Infraspinatus

2. Pec Tack and Snatch

The infraspinatus is highly involved in weightlifting and I find more weightlifters could see a lot of benefit by looking into it! If you’re ...

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Mobility – Taking My Own Advice

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Last week I challenged you all to step up and implement some of the knowledge from a weightlifting clinic you’ve taken in the past and test it

This week I received an email from THE SMR MAN – Jeff Alexander of Network Fitness reminding me I hold a Level 2 SMR Certification…

mobility

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A Vital Tool for Coaching

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How fast is your eye? Did you see the difference between those last two lifts? Are you seeing the symptoms or the cause? The above questions are a challenge for the new coach. A mix of uncertainty and the demanding eyes of an athlete after a lift are enough to turn some coach’s away. However, available now more than ever are tools to help this specific issue, and to allow a new coach the opportunity to answer the above questions ...

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Weightlifter

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We are days away from Santa shoving all those presents under the tree. Here are the top 5 gifts that Santa was asked for from those of you who love weightlifting.

A Weightlifting Belt – There are belt haters and belt lovers… As Mark Cannella would say… “A lot of world champions wear belts… do you think any of them care of the arguments?” Olympian Holley Mangold put on a belt and immediately saw a jump in her numbers… ...

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A Program to Correct Positional Errors

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2012 Olympic Head Coach Mark Cannella provided his philosophy to the program we introduced to Aaron Jannetti which enabled him to gain 23kg/50LBS to his total in 60 Days! And the core of the 60 Day Program!

“The idea in the first few weeks was to vary up Aaron’s programming to attack most importantly his technique. The goal was to fix some of the issues that would possibly prevent him from making gains once we entered into his ...

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Win Cash by Getting PR’s

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Columbus Weightlifting has been an organization since 1999, and our goal as our mission states is to “share and grow the sport of weightlifting”. Thanks to CrossFit the world has thousands of athlete interested in not just learning the lifts, but becoming efficient technicians so they can reach big numbers safely and efficiently.

The 60 Day Lifting Challenge by Columbus Weightlifting

Thanks to CrossFit we’ve been able to live ...

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Weightlifting Pregnant – What You Need to Know

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Some of you might be asking yourself… “What the hell is Drew Dillon writing about pregnancy?!” Ha… Don’t worry I’m not. We’ve had some questions from expecting mothers about lifting, and we found the occasion perfect to share a story we thought was amazing. Here is here story…

Weightlifting while pregnant

8 Day Before Delivery

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