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How You Should Feel Two Weeks Out From a Meet

by Jake Sterny I’m laughing really hard right now because the title applied to this piece is really a farce. No one person tends to feel the same as another when prepping for a competition especially if they are peaking. However, there are some similarities that I’ve picked up on during my time as an athlete and coach. What is peaking? Peaking in a traditional sense simply means that we are attempting to prepare the body to exceed its base level of performance at the time of competition by programming weeks consisting of lower volume(lower rep ranges) and higher intensity(higher weights). In other words if you’ve been performing [...]

By |July 21st, 2018|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

What’s the BEST Training Split?

Good question right? Everyone wants to know what the best training splits are. What did Arnold do? Should I do that? How about Anna Kournikova? Just do what she did and I'll get the same results. Right? WRONG These specimens were born athletes. Copying their training plan is a recipe for disaster. Accumulating Fitness over time is the name of the game if you want long term health and results. So what if you're not a pro athlete or body builder? Good, that means you fit in with 99% of the rest of the world. And it happens to be what we do BEST here.....General Fitness! There are [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments

Observations from a Weightlifting Parent and Weightlifting Coach

by Coach David Hageman As a strength coach for close to two decades, a parent of multiple youth weightlifters, and a novice weightlifter myself, I wanted to provide a few observations that might help calibrate expectations for yourself or your youth athlete participating in the sport of weightlifting.  Weightlifting is more technical than you think. The sport of weightlifting is not just exercising with a barbell.  There are many people that exercise with resistance equipment (barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, etc…), yet this does not make them weightlifters or even serve as a predictor of their success in the sport of weightlifting. It involves finesse, mobility, strength and coordination of [...]

By |May 12th, 2018|Categories: Coach's Corner|0 Comments