Monthly Archives: May 2015

Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 5/31/2015

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

It’s been a fun and busy week. I’m in  New York this weekend visiting family and friends, and I’ll be headed back to Boston later today.

There’s been a ton of good fitness info this week, so let’s get to it.

Strength Tips and Training Videos

 

Quick sumo deadlift tips. In the sumo deadlift you want to keep your hips high and as close to the bar ad possible. – spread the floor during the descent and try to lower your groin straight to the bar. – make your arms long to find the bar and pull the tension out of it. – pull your chest upright and spread the floor explosively. #powerlifting #deadlift #technique

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Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 5/24/2015

Hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s been an awesome and busy week between working, benching, and BBQing.

I’ll keep it short because I know you’re probably busy enjoying the long weekend too.

There was a lot of great stuff this week, so let’s get to it!

Strength Tips & Training Videos

 

Quick tip to find your #squat stance. Start in a jump stance/conventional #deadlift stance. Heels out. Toes out. Keep your toes pointed at about 11 & 1 o’clock. Thanks to @chadwesleysmith for this one. #powerlifting#squats #fitness #strengthtip #titanbarbell

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How To Use Your Lats in the Bench Press: A quick tip that will change how you bench press forever

I was talking to a new client recently about her bench press struggles.

Her story sounded eerily familiar. She had almost exactly the same issues with the bench I had years ago.

Bench press gave me trouble for the longest time. I knew what I was supposed to do, but I struggled to do it.

I was over-tucking my elbows.

I couldn’t use my lats.

My shoulders (sometimes one, sometimes both) would roll forward when I pressed.

My setup looked nice, but something was off.

I was reading a ton and I was getting help from some really strong people. For the most part, everyone was saying the same stuff.

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