Conventional or sumo? Mixed grip or overhand grip? And what about hook grip? Or straps? So many questions about deadlift variations! Here are my answers to the most common deadlift dilemmas.
This was a lighter week because I was fighting off a cold, so I've included a video explaining my perspective on abdominal exercises.
I'm moving into a speed and volume period. I'm going to try and get my work capacity up and my bar speed up.
Sometimes, things just don’t work as planned. At this point I think I need to wrap up my competitive season, even though I never competed.
Are your deadlift numbers stuck to the ground? Here are ten articles to help you pick them up.
Plain and simple, a deload is a short planned period of recovery. Here are four ways to do it and why you absolutely must include it in your training.
This week I set a new PR on my hook grip hold - 500lbs for one minute. I've included a video with tips for improving your hook grip without doing too much damage to your hands.
I had some PRP treatment done on my adductor this week and also cut out carbs, so I lifted less than usual. In the video I've included some footage of the circuit training I do when not competing.
Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have used variations of their lifts to improve their specific weaknesses for decades. We can use the same strategy with the deadlift with these variations.
I was traveling this week so I only had a few training sessions. In the video I've shared some advice for organizing your training while focusing on multiple goals at one time.
I haven't worked on my hook grip in a while, so decided to give it a go this week. Check out the video for some helpful stretches to do before squatting sessions as well.
This week training I did lots of sled work, mace swings, and more bottoms up kettlebell presses. I included a video on how to do mace swings and why they are beneficial for shoulder health.
How do you make continual strength increases while staying free from injury? Here is my advice to you on how get stronger and progress faster, while lessening your chances of injury along the way.
Sometimes people take themselves too seriously with their lifting. Why? Because it's fun. This week I decided to hit a PR on bottoms up kettlebell presses - for no good reason except I wanted to.
In an uncharacteristic move, I decided to skip squat day this week since I had some groin pain. I did get in some conventional deficit deadlifts, which I haven't done in 7 or 8 years.
I had a solid training week and finished it with a powerlifting meet at my gym. Here are some of the performances from our gym members.
This week I made some real progress on my squats - five singles with 600 pounds plus chains. I felt a little tweak in my shoulder during the bench press but managed to still get in some volume.