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How to Mobilize, Warm-up and Perfect Snatch Technique

Hey guys, a bit of a whopper for you today.  As you know, I work for a company called Power Monkey Fitness.  It’s a continuing education company for olympic lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing

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How to Rehab Your Athletes Back to Kipping Pullups – Part 2

In last week’s article we talked about: How to restore full shoulder range of motion Teaching hanging position Phase 1: Beginner hanging exercises to build tissue capacity In this article we’ll

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How to Hang on a Bar Without Hurting Your Shoulders

Most people have a very aggressive introduction to hanging and kipping movements.  It usually goes a little bit like this: Hop right up and grab the bar.  Didn’t fall off?  Great let’s try

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5 Reasons Your Elbows Drop During Heavy Cleans and Front Squats

We’ve all seen it before.  With front squats your body stays nice and upright during warm-up sets.  As the weights get heavy you notice your athletes start dumping the weight forward when they

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2 Unique Drills to Improve Lockout and Turn-over in the Muscle-up

Two areas where I see athletes struggle in the strict muscle-up are: Locking out the dip and turning the rings out Turning over into the dip

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3 Tips to Reduce Shoulder Pain in Muscle-ups

Far and away one of the most challenging exercises in the fitness world is the muscle-up.  Given the complexity and challenge of the exercise some people end up getting themselves into hairy situations

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Are Deep Loaded Squats Bad for the Lower Back? A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 8

Last week we spoke about some ways to make deep squats safer for the knees.  This week we talk spinal health.  So, does long term exposure to heavy loads in the squat increase the likelihood of low back

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7 Ways to Make Deep Loaded Squats Safer for Your Knees – A Deep Investigation into the Safety and Performance of the Deep Squat: Part 7

Last week we had a nice little discussion about the stresses on the knee during the deep loaded squat.  At least in the research for high level olympic lifters, deep squats appear not to be as dangerous

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The Definitive Article on Fixing the Pistol: Part 2 – Stability, Practice and Accessory Work

https://youtu.be/ZmzRysSj2T4 Probably not the first step in building a foundation for solid pistols. Steve Cotter is a monster by the way… Last week we spoke about mobility for the pistol.  Now

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One of My Favorite Drills for the Clean and Jerk and Thruster

Crossfit throws a lot of strange olympic lifting variations together that you wouldn’t normally find in an olympic lifting meet.  This complex puts together several exercises to help build proficiency

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One of My Favorite Drills to Improve the Snatch

The accessory work you choose to improve your snatch should depend on where your limitations are for the lift.  Here’s a drill I use as a warm-up frequently to help improve position in the snatch. Try

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Warming up and Perfecting the Clean and Jerk

Some time ago I made a video which showed my favorite videos for warming up and practicing the snatch.  This week I’ve compiled a video of my favorite warm-up and technical drills for the Clean

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