Max and Chad answer your questions while they’re in Calgary for IPF World Championships. Questions include:
(2:10) What are good cardio options for lifters? Particularly is swimming a good choice.
(8:00) What are Weightlifting Complexes useful for and how/why/when would they be included?
(17:50) How to train for BJJ?
(27:50) Who do we think some of the best Weightlifting and Powerlifting coaches currently are?
Max Aita wraps up our Front Squat Pillars series:
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Sumo Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rSl6Pd49Ikzb4AYHQizy9Pho6n6udkn
Max Aita continues our Front Squat series with the descent.
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Max and Chad head to Marin Heavy Athletics in Marin County, CA to talk with Coach/USAW Board Member Jasha Faye about his lifting career, USAW’s place in international lifting and the shifting world of weightlifting.
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Mike Guadango has grown from athlete, to intern, to highly respected coach. With a tremendous coaching pedigree, learning under Joe Defranco, Buddy Morris and James Smith, Mike brings a well rounded knowledge and great passion to his preparation of athletes. We talk with Mike at his facility, Freak Strength in Oakland, NJ about his early training/learning under Joe Defranco (2:00), his time interning with Buddy Morris and James Smith at the University of Pittsburgh (6:52), how he structures training for NFL and MLB players (17:00), how he views the current state of High Performance Training (30:29) and who he is learning from now (45:10).
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Combining Powerlifting and Weightlifting training in a search for the biggest SuperTotal, presents some unique challenges. Powerlifting and Weightlifting, while often compared, require many different skills to succeed and while some of these skills overlap, several of them actually conflict with each other. Strength and Speed, Tension and Mobility, Varying Techniques; Max and Chad discuss these concepts in more in our SuperTotal Training overview:
We sit down with legendary University of California-Berkeley Rugby Coach Jack Clark. Clark has been the head coach for the Golden Bears for 33 years, in which they’ve won 23 National Championships. He shares with us the foundation of their success, their team culture. Cal’s Team Culture is built on several axioms that they live on a daily basis the foundation of which is Grateful for Everything, Entitled to Nothing (2:10). The value system they have established help inform all of their decisions (5:35) and some of those values include Loving Conditionally (6:50), Team First, Self Last (9:30), Creating a Shared Vocabulary (11:50) and Expecting Everyone to Lead (15:52). He shares with us some of his favorite resources to learn about leadership (20:20) and we are truly grateful that this icon took the time to talk with us.
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Check out Chad’s article Grateful for Everything, Entitled to Nothing.
Done well, the Sumo Deadlift is an expression of mobility, strength and technique, an expression so effective in fact, that it’ll make people on the internet accuse you of cheating. Check out our Pillars of Sumo Deadlift series and have keyboard warriors everywhere hating on your huge pull.
Finding your best stance is the first step to a successful sumo deadlift. Too narrow and you aren’t maximizing your leverages, too wide and you may not be able to effectively generate power. Watch this and find the stance that’s right for you:
Finding your most effective position to load your hips and legs, while maintaining the best back angle throughout the start is key to a successful start in the Sumo Deadlift:
Tightness in the Start
To pull big weights, you have to get tight. Generating tension through the lats, lumbar spine and abs is critical to success in the Sumo Deadlift:
Patience off the Floor
A well executed Sumo Deadlift relies nearly as much on timing as it does on strength. Being patient off the floor to allow the body to generate tension...