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 [...]
In this week's Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at the common area we find in the jerk. Many times, a lifter will cue getting their head “through the bar“ while at the same time leaving their hips behind the bar. Take a look for more details below:
Blog: Why No Hook No Feet? The no hook no feet snatch and clean are excellent accessory exercises for the Olympic lifts. If you are following P&G weightlifting you will notice them in your programming, and at first they may feel a little strange. The reason we program these exercises is to help you stay [...]