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Tumbling Warm-up
Stephane Rochet | General Training | April 30 2008 | Comments

During the past six months, the University of San Diego Varsity Weight Room has experienced a modest remodeling. Equipment and power racks were moved in order to clear out a space on one side of the room. This space was then filled with 12’x 42’ of... Continue reading
Breathing and Breath Control for Olympic Weightlifting
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | April 1 2008 | Comments (11)

Breath control is critical for increasing and maintaining the structural integrity of the torso while under heavy loads. The supporting musculature is alone inadequate—in ord... Continue reading
The Protein Debate: Dr. Loren Cordain & T. Colin Campbell
Loren Cordain | Nutrition | March 19 2008 | Comments (12)

Introduction Protein plays a litany of roles in living systems: structural elements, peptide hormones, cell recognition, antibodies… the list is staggering and continues ... Continue reading
CrossFit Criteria
Greg Everett | General Training | February 29 2008 | Comments (18)

[NOTE: I wrote this article in February 2008, at a time when CrossFit as an actual competitive sport was very young and still in its earliest phase of development. Since that time, more standards have been implemented in the CrossFit Games and those of you who... Continue reading
Dumbbell Unilateral Training Alternatives
Michael Rutherford | General Training | January 31 2008 | Comments

If you are in the strength and conditioning game long enough you are going to encounter structural and muscular imbalances along the way. These imbalances and weakness occur naturally and by way of accident or injury. Rarely if ever will these situations co... Continue reading
Kyphosis & Shoulder Mobility: Practical Correction
Robb Wolf | General Training | November 28 2007 | Comments (10)

Working as a generalist strength & conditioning coach using CrossFit methodology appears to be a case of “Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None” and in some sense this... Continue reading
Building A Lifting Platform on a Slope
Greg Everett | Equipment | September 13 2007 | Comments (30)

You want an outdoor weightlifting platform. Maybe indoor space is limited, or maybe you just want to boost testosterone with 20-rep squats in the sun. But for some silly reason, the folks who built your facility were concerned with water drainage and the area ... Continue reading
Modifying a Sled for Use on Cement
Greg Everett | Equipment | September 13 2007 | Comments

Pulling a metal sled on a cement surface is problematic for two primary reasons: first, the skids will eventually be ground away leaving you with an entirely useless piece of equipment, and two, the neighbors don't appreciate the sound of metal scraping over c... Continue reading
The Romanian Deadlift
Gabe Rinaldi | Olympic Weightlifting | January 31 2007 | Comments (1)

History The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is one variation out of several to lift or pull the barbell up the body. Other pulls include conventional deadlifts, sumo deadlifts, snatch pulls, clean pulls, straight leg deadlifts, stiff leg deadlifts, and high-pulls to ... Continue reading
The Olympic Weightlifting Squat
Greg Everett | Olympic Weightlifting | November 15 2006 | Comments (12)

The squat is foundational to the Olympic lifts as a position, a movement and a strength exercise. Without a well-developed and consistent squat, neither pulling technique nor pulling power will produce entirely successful Olympic weightlifting. The great natur... Continue reading
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