“Crutches” in the Weightroom – AKA Supports

Crutches in the Weight Room

WHAT IS A CRUTCH? I use the word "crutch" to define any object that does one of the following:  •Gives support to a body part during training or movements. •Provides a false sense of security during training or movements. •Or simply allows you to delude yourself into thinking you have achieved something that you really haven't. You see it all … [Read more...]

How to Deadlift – Snatch Grip vs Mixed Grip Deadlift

How to Deadlift Snatch Grip deadlift vs Mixed Grip

Snatch Grip Deadlift vs Mixed Grip Deadlift One of my favorite deadlift variations is the longer range, snatch grip deadlift. You'll notice a few things that are different than the conventional deadlift. Three Reasons I am Not in Favor of the Mixed Grip Deadlift: One is the Asymmetry in body positioning By having one hand facing towards you, … [Read more...]