How dangerous are steroids?

From my experience this is a topic that very few want to openly talk about in the Weightlifting world due to it's illegal use in sports. Being in the Weightlifting world for a while you come across information that you wonder whether it's true or not. My goal here is to have a NORMAL and … Continue reading How dangerous are steroids?

Stretching: why it’s important and not for strength

Imagine a worst case scenario where you bend over to tie your shoes and it becomes incredibly hard to do so because your muscles and joints are so stiff that you can't bend over. Or imagine a case where you can't fully press a weight overhead because your chest muscles and shoulders are so tight … Continue reading Stretching: why it’s important and not for strength

The importance of cycling your training

Arguably the most important factor in training is planning of your training. Technique can reach a point where it will give you limited returns. Same with other factors such as mobility, recovery, nutrition. However, planning your training can still give you necessary gains because the variables can be manipulated to improve performance. All factors of … Continue reading The importance of cycling your training

Why Barbell Brigade SUCKS as a training gym

I want to preface this article by first stating a couple of things. I'm not talking about the Powerlifting side of the gym and only speaking from a purely Weightlifting side. Also, I want to say that as a business Barbell Brigade is doing what appears to be very well as the gym is spreading … Continue reading Why Barbell Brigade SUCKS as a training gym

How to make Weightlifting look easy

"They make it look easy!" "Too easy." "Easy." I'm a big believer that Weightlifitng (snatch clean and jerk) should look easy. I have seen many Weightlifters who make the lifts look hard. Trust me you don't want to struggle with an overhead load. You want to get that down signal from the referee as soon … Continue reading How to make Weightlifting look easy

3 ways to increase strength

Increased strength is the pinnacle of strength sports. Ideally, what we want is a higher snatch, clean and jerk and as well a bigger squat, bigger pulls, and bigger presses. Why? Greater strength usually translates to greater competition totals. There's no question that greater strength feels good period. That is the bottom line why we … Continue reading 3 ways to increase strength

Want to be USAW certified?

Want to be USAW certified? Take a coaching course. Visit the USAW site upcoming courses near you.