Road to the 2015 American Open: Week 5 and Week 6, Day 1, 2, and 3


Wow! I didn’t realize it would be so hard to post once I started up training in the evenings with the Front Range club. This is going to be a bigger post, so don’t go away too soon. My first week-and-a-half has been awesome! It was definitely a good decision because I’ve been hitting all[…]


The Basics are Boring…


…said nobody, ever; or at least they shouldn’t be saying that if they have. The basics are the furthest from boring in my mind. Yes, they are frequently used, but that’s because they work! Major movements like the back squat, deadlift, bench press, strict press (military), clean, and snatch are the foundations of every program. These[…]


Cueing the Arms in Full-Body Movements


Finding the right cues is always tough as a coach. Some way work universally for all athletes, while others fall flat with most. Then you have some movements where all it takes is one cue to correct the entire pattern. The next movement takes all the energy you have just to keep it safe; even when[…]

I Love Deadlifts

6 Errors and Corrections in Deadlift Technique


Seasoned athletes have no problem moving in certain ways, whether on the field/court or in the weightroom; but many things can go wrong with the movements of younger, less experienced athletes. We often hear the word “corrective movement” and think about things like the Functional Movement Screen, but that is not what I am referring[…]