Friday, 10 October 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
This is an awesome TED TALK by Martin Hagger, who is a professor at Curtis University. He gives an overview of different techniques that elite-level athletes use to psychologically prepare for their sport. Martin provides details of scientific research into the different techniques and their utilization, and application of how these techniques can be used
Thursday, 09 October 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
As a beginner with minimum or some experience in weightlifting this is a template that can help you get started into weightlifting training. As you become proficient in executing the lifts, you may start individualizing parts of this template to further improve certain aspects of your training. Keep in mind that as we go along
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
  This past couple of weeks I have been very busy juggling family time, my son’s hockey, work, university, training, and a some Lift and Grit content. If you’re wondering how I balance out each part of my life, the secret is drinking MJ’s Secret Stuff from Space Jam. All jokes aside, when I have
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
Most of us know that warming up is an important part of training. Especially when you are about to perform two intricate lifts (snatch and clean and jerk). In my warm-up, I usually address three important areas: mobility, pre-movement/activation, and movement preparation (weightlifting specific).
Thursday, 04 September 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Conditioning
The physical quality of explosiveness can be effectively trained – it may involve a power clean, jerk, and snatch. However, there are various methods aside from Olympic weightlifting variations and I’m here to help you expand your training toolbox. As a strength coach, you want to accommodate for the athletes that may have limitations or simply just
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish your goals no matter the adversity. Also, I believe that it is the “X-factor” in achieving your goals and becoming a better person in life. The ability to believe in yourself and your skills can allow you to conquer half the battle. We all had those
Thursday, 21 August 2014 / Published in All, Strength and Conditioning
  Building strong glutes is the key to improving performance whether your goal is to become fast, jump higher, quickly change direction, be explosive or just have a bigger BOOTY. Because most of the power comes from the hips, it’s beneficial to include lots of glute exercises in your program.
Friday, 15 August 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
Welcome to my first “Friday Favorites” post! At the end of every week, I am going to share with you fun, motivating, inspirational, or just totally awesome articles or videos. It is a way of providing you some great content for your weekly inspiration. Since I love to smile, I thought I would share with
Monday, 11 August 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
My favorite Olympic lift is the snatch. The reason why I love it is because it is a more technical lift than the clean and jerk. It’s a single-motion movement that requires you to be explosive and fast to pull the bar overhead and also get under it. It is a combination of power and
Friday, 08 August 2014 / Published in All, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning
The Turkish Get-Up (TGU) has become a popular lift in recent years because of its unique name and movement. It may sound simple but it is a complex exercise that requires the entire body to be “synchronized” together in order to get full benefits. It teaches the body to move in the correct order in