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Turning the bar over quickly, in the right trajectory is critical to making heavy snatches. Max Aita and Alyssa Ritchey show you how we do it.

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We take a look at the performance of Marisa Inda and Jo Ann Aita at 2018 IPF Classic Worlds in Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

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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?

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When the bar meets the hip, the athlete’s ability to explode upward and impart vertical force on the bar is critical. Max Aita and Alyssa Ritchey show you how we do it.

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Max Aita wraps up our Front Squat Pillars series:

Check out our other series, including:

Squat: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rSl6Pd49Iml8C8ApbN2f-lj-3kayP7y

Bench: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rSl6Pd49IkbaOWEcBTS8Q3GS4uBhXNS

Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rSl6Pd49ImNB5jwt6TcYcDJowJD0AQy

Sumo Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rSl6Pd49Ikzb4AYHQizy9Pho6n6udkn

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Max and Chad highlight some of the upcoming storylines at 2018 IPF Classic Worlds in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Max Aita continues our Pillars of Snatch Technique series with a discussion of the pull to the hip.

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Max Aita kicks off our newest series, Pillars of Snatch Technique, with a tutorial of finding the best start position for you.

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Max Aita continues our Front Squat series with some instruction on how to find your best foot position.

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UC Berkeley Strength & Conditioning Coach Joel Smith joins us to discuss training for speed and explosive power, how the weightroom influences speed, how speed training effects strength and ways that they may work against each other.

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Max Aita along with the help of Alexandra LaChance and Quiana Welch, discusses how to improve your receiving position in the clean and tips to avoid the bar crashing on you.

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Max Aita continues our Front Squat series discussing how to best breathe and brace for a strong core and stable back.

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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 Blasquez, Director of Strength & Conditioning at UC Berkeley, talks with us about the path to becoming a college strength coach PLUS get a look at the amazing training facility the Golden Bears call home.

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We kick off a new Technique Pillars series with the Front Squat.

Check out our other series, including:

Squat

Bench

Deadlift

Sumo Deadlift

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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:

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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.

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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.

The Stance

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:

The Set-Up

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...