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5 Olympic-Lifting Variations for Runners

5 Olympic-Lifting Variations for Runners

Traditionally, explosive weightlifting has been reserved for sprinters, but distance runners can also benefit from including these power-producing exercises in their strength and conditioning program. In addition to traditional strength training and plyometric exercises, the Olympic lifts and their variations can help runners improve their potential for performance.   The Science   Power is the ..read more..

Thoughts on Olympic Pulling Variations with Nick Roberts

Thoughts on Olympic Pulling Variations with Nick Roberts

This is a guest post from Nick Roberts, a 6-time Canadian National Champion in Olympic weightlifting. In addition to squatting and other unilateral quad-dominant exercises, any well rounded strength training program must include forms of lower body pulling to result in adequate structural balance and optimal muscle development. Simply loading a bar with heavy weight ..read more..

The One Movement Pattern Everybody Does Wrong

The One Movement Pattern Everybody Does Wrong

One of the first movement patterns that I teach my clients and athletes is the hip hinge. It’s one of the fundamental movement patterns you’ll use for most of your lower body training. For example, the Romanian Deadlift and Stiff Leg Deadlift utilize the hip hinge pattern to bow forward. The Russian style kettlebell swing ..read more..

3 Surprising Benefits of Olympic Lifting

3 Surprising Benefits of Olympic Lifting

Olympic lifting (the clean and jerk and the snatch) are valuable training methods for increasing full body power. The ability to recruit high-threshold motor units or type II muscle fibers (fast twitch fibers) means you’ll be able to produce more force in a shorter amount of time, be able to sprint and accelerate faster and ..read more..