Weightlifing

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Technique for More Weight – Land Flat Foot for Bigger Lifts

When your feet hit the ground while receiving a snatch do they land flat? Or do you land like a ninja? – Quiet, toes to heel, like you’re sneaking around… If you’re landing with a flat foot when you receive your lifts you’re setting yourself up for some BIG weight. But, if you land like …

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How to Elevate Your Olympic Squat to Maximum Potential: Six Key Methods

Why do we squat? There are numerous answers including performance, strength, aesthetics, and/or quality of life. There are as many ways to squat as there are reasons why we squat – low bar, high bar, front, back, functional, sumo, olympic, split, etc. How we squat should then be in line with why we squat. The movement …

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3 Reasons Why A Traditional Deadlift will NOT help your Clean

Have you ever thought, “Man, if I could deadlift 660lbs I could easily clean 400lbs?” Marcus Mucheck of the Dirty Gym thought that and he found it sadly not to be true. Marcus is a successful powerlifter turned weightlifter. Marcus has trained at Westside Barbell, and has been on the national stage with USA Weightlifting. He has …

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Deep Squats vs. Shallow Squats – Which is Best?

Squats are one of the most used movements in Crossfit and any other training program and there’s a damn good reason why. Squatting is a full body movement that gets most of your lower body muscles firing up. While this compound movement is a fundamental strength exercise, there are conflicting beliefs on the proper form …

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The Pre-Lift Checklist That Will Improve Your Olympic Lifts

What would you do if you had the opportunity to learn proper lifting techniques from a 2 time Olympian? You’d be crazy not to jump at the chance, right? Well, that’s exactly what we’re bringing to you today. Chad Vaughn is an Olympic weightlifter and a master at lifting heavy. As a trained athlete, he has relied …

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