This week we take a look at core weakness in the clean and what could be causing it. We all have seen cleans that show a soft position in the bottom of the squat. There are numerous reasons that could be happening. This week we take a look at a couple of those reasons. Take […]
This week we take a look at what a proper set up looks like for a snatch from the blocks. Often times many of our bad habits are both fixed or created when working from the blocks. Much of that can begin with the proper set up. Take a look below to see what happens […]
If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you may have noticed that we love cooking with Kodiak Cake mixes. They have made it so much easier to make healthier versions of our favorite foods. We like to add extra flavor by adding cinnamon and vanilla. Make with milk instead of water to boost the […]
I am a CrossFitter. I love the sport. I love a good WOD and some of my best friends are people from my favorite box, Beartooth CrossFit. I am also a dietitian. I decided to go into dietetics to help people learn how improve their health and live the best life possible. I work with […]
In this episode of Power and Grace Radio, J.J. talks with Chris Shimley and Tia Wright from Miami atWodapalooza 2018! As always, we’re on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher under Power and Grace Radio!
In this weeks edition of weightlifting Wednesday, we take a look at the reason and benefit for working the lifts from a deficit. In this video one of our lifters completes a snatch complex from a 3 inch deficit and we talk about the differences and benefits of this style of work for different types […]
Having clear goals is crucial for success in anything. Before you dive into the day to day work, it is so important to understand where you want to go in the end. When it comes to Olympic Weightlifting here are a few tips for setting achievable goals: Set Thoughtful Long Term Goals: Before you start […]
Every athlete looks and moves different. Thus to implement a hard and fast rule about any of the Olympic lifts comes at the neglect of anatomical difference. Therefore, understanding the optimal depth of your jerk dip has a lot to do with limitations in femur/tibia length, capability for ankle flexion, and muscle fiber makeup. Take […]
If you’ve been following any of our online weightlifting programs, you’ll notice that we’re changing gears and will be introducing a new cycle to start the new year. For some of you this might be exciting, but for others, you’ve realized the coming of a new cycle means back to the dreadful 10’s, complexes, and […]
In this episode of Power and Grace Radio, J.J. talks with South African CrossFit athlete Jane Stroebel about competition in the new regionals, the change to four person teams, and getting faster by running from large predator cats. Enjoy! As always, we’re on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher under Power and Grace Radio!
The interwebs is full of semantics, useless commentary, and fruitless debate about triple extension and the utility of ankle plantarflexion. Truth be told there’s likely no amount of research, video evidence, or data that will change many of those opinions. That said, here’s my take. The ankle likely tells us the most about athletic potential […]
One of the most valuable pieces of advice I have received about competing in weightlifting is that, “it’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Getting better is not about being wildly successful in this Friday’s max out session, this month’s squat cycle, or even this year’s big meet. It’s about showing up consistently, putting the work […]