1809, 2017

[Coach’s Lab 14]: Bracing and Tension

By |September 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Bracing and Tension
Knowing how and where to brace in the proper part of our spine is a very important part of safety and efficiency in the power lifts.

-Julianne Russell
@JulesTeaches
Related Viewing:
Coach’s Lab 12: Balance in the RDL

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

Coach’s Lab 9: Ankle Function in the Squat

Coaches, Early Bird Pricing for […]

1609, 2017

[FCC] 3 Forms of Communication and Learning

By |September 16th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Videos|0 Comments

3 Forms of Communication and Learning
Athletes learn in three different forms and it’s important we know how, when, and why to communicate in all three.

-Dave Thomas
@VirginiaDave

Coaches, Early Bird Pricing for our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend ends 9/30. To apply, visit the official FCC page. 
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1309, 2017

Coach’s Lab 12: RDL Balance and Footwork

By |September 13th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coach's Lab, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 12: RDL Balance and Footwork
The single leg Romanian Deadlift is one of the best unilateral movements we can do to train the posterior chain, and the anterior core. Check out these tips to get more out of the movement, and spend less time trying to constantly balance.

Keep your gaze fixed on the […]

1109, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

By |September 11th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

Coaches, for information about our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend, and how to apply, visit the official FCC page.

I have many favorite presses. French press. The free press. Full court press. Jamie Pressly. And, the Landmine Press.

About six months ago we made the investment to stock both of our gyms […]

1708, 2017

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

By |August 17th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202
Coaches, we are happy to announce our FCC certification weekend, open to the public for the first time in six years, November 3rd – 5th in San Diego, CA. For more information, and how to apply for this knowledge filled 3-day weekend, visit the official FCC page. The following is a video […]

708, 2017

How to Strengthen Your Adductors Without Machines

By |August 7th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Training, Videos|0 Comments

How to Strengthen Your Adductors Without Machines
The epicenter of power and strength in humans is at our hips. Lack the ability to extend the hips both forcefully and efficiently, and you will not be strong or powerful. However, power cannot occur without first developing stability. It’s like trying to run on ice. So, training the prime movers is […]

608, 2017

Coach’s Lab 8: Fix Your Hip Angle to Improve Stroke Economy

By |August 6th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Conditioning, FCC, Home Page, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 8: Fix Your Hip Angle to Improve Stroke Economy
One of the most common mistakes that we see are athletes who break their hips open way too early. In the transition from the catch to the drive, many athletes will open up early, which causes a bleed in power, slower time, and higher fatigue rate.

Your […]

2607, 2017

Coach’s Lab 7: Deadlift Set-Up

By |July 26th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Coaching Staff Articles, FCC, Home Page, Powerlifting, Strength Training, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 7: Deadlift Set-Up
The deadlift is a great movement, we all know that. However, many athletes limit their progress and cause more pain and soreness than is necessary, often the culprit of a faulty set-up. Today, we are going to teach you the proper set-up in the deadlift and how you can deadlift with […]

2407, 2017

Better Core Work: Plank Pull Through

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Better Core Work: Plank Pull Through
Our members know that we prefer to train the core in a station of anti-rotation, not flexion. We talk all about that in our article about a better way to train the core, but the short of it is this.

The core is best trained preventing movement, not creating it, meaning […]

2407, 2017

How to Do a Better Pistol Squat

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, The Movement Fix, Training, Videos|0 Comments

How to Do a Better Pistol Squat
The pistol squat is an excellent movement that develops unilateral leg strength, ankle mobility, and athleticism. It’s a very popular movement that lots of athletes want to do, and as a result, often poorly rush the process and rely exclusively on momentum instead of strength.

When performing the pistol, it’s critical […]