weightlifting stretching

Stretching for Olympic Weightlifting – Mobility is power!

Mobility = POWER! If your body isn’t capable of getting in the right angles and positions, it will obstruct the natural trajectory of the barbell, which is STRAIGHT UP! In this article we will go through a set of stretching exercises that will improve your weightlifting. This set of stretching excercises is a “Swiss Army Knife” that every lifter should always have with them.

Barbell Clean Receiving Position Feature

Barbell Power Clean Receiving Position

This article discusses the finishing or receiving position for the barbell power clean.  More specifically, we’ll be addressing hand and foot placement on the barbell.  We will cover points of performance for the front rack.  The front squat will also be discussed in detail.  Proper performance of a barbell power clean in weightlifting requires mastery of the finishing position discussed infra.

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Cable Flys Chest Flys Functional Trainer

Cable Flys Variations and Exercise Tips

In this article, we will be discussing the chest fly.  We’ll be covering several variations such as Low to Mid Cable Flys, Neutral Grip Cable Flys, Pronated Grip Cable Flys, and 1 Arm Cable Flys.  We’ll also compare the Standing Chest Fly and Seated Chest Fly.  Finally, we will discuss the role of Pectoris Major and Pectoris Minor in Cable Flys.

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Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment

Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment

An in-depth review of the Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment + access to our full database on Sandbag Exercises.  We’ll be reviewing the Brute Force Brand Sandbag and comparing it to its close competitors Ultimate Sandbag and the Rogue Sandbag.  Our Exercise Database features exercises and techniques (over 15 videos).  Finally, we cover one of our favorite workouts 📺 using the Brute Force Sandbag.

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TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

An in-depth review of the TRX Suspension Trainer + access to our full database on TRX Suspension Trainer exercises and techniques (over 30 videos). Full comparison against the Jungle Gym and CrossCore 180. Exercise videos demonstrating Conditioning, Balance, Core, Strength, and Corrective Exercises for the TRX Suspension Trainer.

The TRX Suspension Trainer and the TRX Rip Trainer are essential pieces of equipment at Sand & Steel Fitness.  TRX has done an amazing job on the build quality for these pieces of equipment.  We’ve had TRX equipment in our gym for years, and it doesn’t wear down.  The Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer are great for conditioning, core, twist, recovery, and mobility.  It’s also very safe for deconditioned clients and makes for excellent scaling of movements like the lunge and squat.  The Suspension Trainer can be used effectively for various stretches and Yoga Asanas.  Between easy portability and a ton of unique exercises, the TRX Suspension and Rip Trainer are a must have for any gym. 

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