Weightlifting

The Science of Weight Lifting Belts

The use of lifting belts dates back at least to the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Long before that, it is said that Milo of Croton, the legendary Greek athlete who reportedly lifted a calf every day of his training during the 4-year period between Olympic games, would craft a belt out of the […]

PRESS LIKE A PRO: THE CLASSIC PRESS

Press Like A Pro: The Classic Press

“How do I increase my press?”- The Internet Fresh on the heels of the 2017 USSF Fall Classic, a strengthlifting meet that contests the press instead of the bench press seen in powerlifting meets, there has been a big uptick in folks asking how to increase their press. After seeing some of the big presses this […]

The Grip Problem

This article was originally published on StartingStrength.com on August 3rd, 2016. I am reposting it on my own personal blog. All images are property of The Aasgaard Company and cannot be used without approval. The grip in the deadlift is an often overlooked yet crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance and the […]

Barbell Medicine - 12 Ways To Skin The Texas Method

12 Ways To Skin The Texas Method

By Jordan Feigenbaum The Texas Method may be one of the most popular intermediate training programs in existence. Developed by happenstance in Texas (duh) and popularized as a follow-up program to Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength Novice Progression (seen here), it’s based on a three-day split that is originally structured as follows: Week 1 Day 1 […]

Programming For the CrossFit Games Athlete Part 5

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Staff You can read parts one, 1.5, two , three, and four, before checking this installment in. To begin with, here is my athlete ladies and gents: [youtube=http://youtu.be/lKKX4aFzjs8] He’s a dark horse and I’m looking forward to seeing how he does in competition. That being […]

Programming for the Crossift Games Athlete Part 4

By Jordan Feigenbaum MS, CSCS, HFS, USAW CC, Starting Strength Coach i.     Bench Press- up to 1RM ii.     WOD: 15-12-9 of 225lb bench press, strict chin ups + 45lbs (5 min cap) We’re in the final week of our first cycle of training, the end of the peaking phase. You’ll notice just how low the […]

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete pt. 1.5

Just a little pre-weekend update before I head down to Atlanta to hang out with the Starting Strength crew and help out at Rip’s seminar being held at AK CrossFit. Should be a good time, but I wanted to get into how I would go about identifying goals and programming them for the specific blocks […]

Programming for the CrossFit Games Athlete: Part I

By Jordan Feigenbaum Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen or heard of the CrossFit Games. An annual competition, the CrossFit Games (CFG) and their sponsors attract some of the top athletes from around the world to come and battle it out for the title “Fittest Man” […]

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