Weightlifing

Category: Form + Movement

Will Olympic Weightlifting Build Muscle?

The question around muscle and the Olympic lifts is often asked in one of two ways…  By the women – “Will Olympic weightlifting make me bulky?” By the men – “Will Olympic weightlifting build muscle?” We’re going to break down how Olympic weightlifting affects our muscles and our bodies. And, answer who should use Olympic …

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“Don’t forget about us” – Your Back Muscles

I’ve always been a big believer that our backs hold the key to athletic performance. Without question, leg strength and power derived from the lower body are the top predictors of health and longevity, but the back is a critical part of our posterior chain. It is and an asset that if not cared for and intelligently developed can hinder our true potential inside …

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The Deadlift Secrets Nobody is Talking About. (Except Us)

Do you ever think about how many times a day you bend over to pick something up?? Probably not, due to the fact that it’s such a simple movement and your focus is on the actual task at hand rather than the movement itself. However, even when you’re not in the gym it’s critical not …

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Don’t Let Your Torso Pull You Off the Ground – Technique for More Weight

As always… we want to add more weight to our snatch and clean. Mmm… Sweet PRs! Here is a thinking point for you to review in your lifts and see if you have any area for improvement. Let your legs drive your torso! As always, it is easiest to explain this with a video… What do …

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Technique for More Weight – Stop the Bar from Crashing On You with One Change

Welcome to a new monthly segment for Barbell Beauties! Technique for More Weight! To get the details about what we’re trying to do with these check out the very first post. The videos below are from #ProjectLiftReview on Instagram. #ProjectLiftReview is an opportunity to tag your lifts in the gym and receive a one-minute review in …

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Technique for more weight – Strengthening the First Pull in the Snatch

Welcome to a new monthly segment for WOD Nation! Technique for More Weight! To get the details about where these examples come from check out the first edition here.  Breaking Down Off the Floor I have written articles in the past around improving your snatch or clean from the floor to the above the knee …

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