In this episode of Power and Grace Radio, J.J. and Duke discuss the recent changes in the CrossFit Games regions, the move to 4 person teams, and what the future holds for the sport. Enjoy!
In the world of athletics and specifically the sport of weightlifting or CrossFit, it is almost inevitable that when talking about competition preparation and elite level athletes, the conversation will land on performance-enhancing substances. We all have been in the conversations that attributes an athlete success to the supposed drug use or their physical make […]
We all do warm-ups. Most of us have a specific warm up routine. Most good coaches I know program auxiliary exercises as primer movements for the major lifts of the day. The problem however is that oftentimes we use those primer auxiliary exercises simply as joint and central nervous system warm-ups rather than thinking about […]
If you have spent any time weightlifting you have probably encountered a rough training day. You know, the kind of day where it feels like the bar got 50 kilos heavier, you’re slow, and just plain off. It is so easy to mentally shut off and then leave the gym feeling like you accomplished nothing. […]
You’ll notice in some of our weightlifting programs we include pause squats as part of fundamental strength work. We program pause squats for several reasons including, to increase the athlete’s explosiveness, generate hypertrophy, and boost overall strength in specific positions of the squat. Additionally they can be a powerful tool to manage or rehab knee […]
November traditionally is the month in which we set our minds on Thanksgiving and of all the times of the year, we consider what we are thankful for. Thus, this month I think it is appropriate that we take a look at what exactly is gratitude and how it impacts our lives. This week we […]
In this episode of Power and Grace Radio, J.J. and Tia take some questions from listeners including on training, nutrition, faith, and the worst workout ever. Enjoy!
Your ability to recover is essential to your training progress. Quality recovery optimizes quality training. So, what’s the best thing you can do for recovery, especially in the middle of a heavy volume cycle? Here is a brief list of things that we do ourselves as athletes to recover from a hard day/week/month of training: […]
One of the most effective ways to improve technique in the Olympic lifts is to add in accessory movements before the full lifts. Both the snatch and clean and jerk are incredibly complex; making small adjustments can be difficult without breaking the movement down. Exercises such as snatch balance, tall clean, jerk balance, etc. can […]
In this episode of Power and Grace Radio, J.J. talks with Dr. Kevin Kruse of Texas Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Kruse is a surgeon and shoulder specialists who has a background in weightlifting. They discuss cutting edge treatments, rehab, rehab, and special considerations for weightlifters and CrossFit athletes. Enjoy!
In this week’s Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at one of the most common miscues when lifting from the hang or from the boxes. Oftentimes, lifters initiate lifts from their back not their legs. Here’s a good video of it done well and how to look for that common error. Take a look for […]