Training on Fridays at Hassle Free Barbell in San Francisco is like training with extra rocket boosters behind your back. You don't even need pre-workout because the energy is like taking pre-workout! There is a special intensity in the air on Fridays that makes it feel as if someone had turned off gravity. Welcome to … Continue reading Welcome to…HASSLE FREE FRIDAYS!!!

Hassle Free Barbell…it’s tough here

Since moving to San Francisco I have made my home at Hassle Free Barbell Club lead by Coach Kevin Doherty. Needless to say that Coach Doherty has developed some of the strongest lifters in the USA: D'angelo Osorio, Ian Wilson, David Garcia and more. It's hard to argue with success so there's very little to … Continue reading Hassle Free Barbell…it’s tough here

China Weightlifting Team faces ban

The Chinese Weightlifting team faces a similar ban such as the Russian's and other well known Weightlifting teams. Three Chinese Weightlifters from the Beijing 2008 Olympics tested positive after a re-analysis of samples. They have been disqualified and stripped of their medals. Who are those Weightlifters? Click below for full article: Click HereĀ  SCJ Insider … Continue reading China Weightlifting Team faces ban

Anti-Doping whereabouts? Which USA athletes are on the list?

The Anti Doping Agency which controls and governs doping tests for the IWF (International Weightlifting Federation) has released the list of all IWF registered lifters who must declare there whereabouts in the case where the Anti Doping agency wants to conduct doping controls. It specifies the exact location of each athlete at any time and … Continue reading Anti-Doping whereabouts? Which USA athletes are on the list?

Training: Motor Pattern Development

The snatch and clean and jerk are such technically demanding lifts that it requires enormous amount of effort and time to develop the skill to execute the lift as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, the motor pattern development you will develop will ensure that snatches, cleans and jerks will be executed with minimal injury … Continue reading Training: Motor Pattern Development