Posts Tagged ‘Ross Curtis’

Opinion: SLOW DOWN Your Olympic Lifts

SLOW DOWN Your Olympic Lifts! Effortless. Fast. Precise. Graceful. That’s how I would describe the Olympic sport of weightlifting. Inspiring too, judging by the surge of recreational lifters taking up the snatch and clean & jerk in their fitness regimens these days. However, this also means that a lot of people who have never touched…

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Move of the Week: Power Jerk

December is coming to a close, and believe it or not, this is the last Move of the Week of 2016. Time flies! THE MOVE: Power Jerk MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push: chest, shoulders, core, posterior chain. WHY DO IT: What is power? In the strength & conditioning world, power equals force times velocity. It’s one…

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How to Defend Yourself in a Kangaroo Fight

Many of you have already seen the hilarious viral video of an Australian man defending his dog from a kangaroo by now. Funny enough, a little searching on YouTube seems to indicate that kangaroos are avid boxers themselves! While it’s an interesting topic, I highly doubt that fighting a kangaroo is high up on your to-do list. Inspired…

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Why Novice Weightlifters Should (and Shouldn’t) Deadlift

We’ve spoken at length before about both weightlifting and powerlifting on this blog—after all, they form the basis of proper training for strength, fitness, and sport performance. With the Rio Olympics literally around the corner, the sport of weightlifting will be thrust into the international spotlight once again as athletes attempt to throw as much…

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How to Increase Stability, Mobility, and Strength

As a former strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level addressing deficiencies is definitely a need, but it is too often a fairly quick process. Many athletes lack adequate mobility and core stabilization and the majority of these issues aren’t being addressed. This is due to the fact that most of the training focus…

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