Getting Started with Barbell Deadlifts

There’s something about the deadlift that makes me turn into Master P and say UGHHHHHHHHHH! It’s powerful, strong; it’s Big Pimpin’ like Jay-Z before he married Beyonce. As much as I love barbell deadlifts, it’s not necessary for every body. There are plenty of variations out there that still work, but if you want to work your way up to …

Training Beyond the Saggital Plane

Whether we’re new to strength training or crushing WODs like it’s our jobs, getting strong in the saggital plane is necessary for strength and power development. As a powerlifting wannabe, squats, deadlifts and presses are my life, but it can’t be my whole life. Lifters are required to be really great at just a few main lifts (three for powerlifting …

The Fundamentals of Hip Mobility For Lifters

Houston, we have a problem. That is, a stability problem, not a mobility problem. Last week, I talked through the secret ingredient for achieving optimal shoulder health and movement for barbell overhead pressing. (Read it HERE.) The Cliff Notes version: Trainees in the lifting world are spending an excessive amount of time on shoulder mobility techniques while ignoring stability. We …

The Mobility Drill To Rule Them All: TD Mobs

You know what will never get old in the fitness world? Confusion. Confusion about diets, confusion around exercise, and my new favorite, confusion around mobility techniques. The deeper we go into the health and fitness world, the more we realize that there are a thousand and one “solutions” for a single problem.  I personally don’t mind having so many options, but then …