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Front Scales and Back Scales

Jun 22, 2020 5:47:39 PM / by Tracy Creal posted in Practical Tips for Working Out, Workout Prep, Healthy Lifestyle

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Strength, flexibility and balance are the primary qualities that determine your athletic ability, but skipping ahead to things you’re not ready for won’t do you any good.

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Front Rack Position for Press/Jerk

Feb 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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The front rack position of a lift is an important aspect and could determine how successful you are with your lifts. Depending on what lift you are doing, the front rack position may vary. The front rack position for a press or jerk is different than that of a front squat or clean.

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Deadlift Set-up Checklist

Jan 31, 2019 2:17:00 PM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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Deadlift Demonstration:

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Learn the Proper Set-Up for Barbell Lifts

Dec 26, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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Whenever you are performing a lift where you are pulling a bar off of the ground it is important to have a proper set-up. An improper set-up could be the reason that you are failing lifts. When you are setting up for your lift, before you even start to pull the barbell off of the ground, you must make sure that you have proper stance, alignment, and grip.

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Different types of lifts have different set-ups, but those three components of each set-up must be checked off before beginning your lift. Here are some lifts and their proper set-ups:

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Front Rack Warm-up Drills

Nov 26, 2018 11:30:00 AM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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Front Rack Warm-Up Drills:

 

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Warming Up Your Hips and Glutes

Nov 14, 2018 11:37:40 AM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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Hip and Glute Warm-Up:

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Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching

Jan 30, 2018 4:33:00 PM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep, Prehab and Rehab

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Stretching is an important part of any exercise program to maintain and improve mobility. There are different types of stretching techniques and it is important to understand the purpose of each type of stretch. Dynamic stretching refers to taking your body through a repetitive range of motion, while static stretching refers to holding your body in a fixed position for a fixed duration. When used properly, both dynamic and static stretching can be beneficial components of your fitness routines.

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Snatch Set-up Checklist

Jan 11, 2018 3:31:31 PM / by Neal Maddox posted in Workout Prep

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The set-up, or starting position, for the snatch is an often-overlooked aspect of the lift. Having a proper set-up is the first step to ensuring that you have a solid lift. Here is a checklist of five components to a proper set-up:

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