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Programming for Deadlifts and Correctives

Correctives ProgrammingNow that you’ve gone over corrective exercises [1][2] for your deadlift form… it’s time to discuss how to go about programming them in a manner that will provide lasting changes.Daily PracticeOf whatever corrective exercises you found useful and/or enlightening… Pick 1-3 of them to focus on. And practice each one for 5-10 minutes, everyday. There are many […]

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The Perfect Deadlift

THE CASE FOR “PROPER DEADLIFT FORM”The premise of this article series is that although everyone’s “optimal” deadlift form will APPEAR different (due to fixed variables such as limb lengths, muscle attachment points, etc., as well as other variables such as intent [deadlifting for competition vs. injury prevention])…  There is still a “standard” deadlift form (respectful of […]

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Deadlift: Proper Form – Abdominal Bracing

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty details about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on “abdominal bracing” and its importance in proper deadlift form.  I’m going to explain:What abdominal bracing isHow I […]

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Deadlift: Proper Form – Hip Hinge

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on the “hip hinge” and its importance in proper deadlift form.  I’m going to explain:What the hip hinge isHow […]

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Deadlift: Proper Form – Shoulder Packing

Welcome to the “Deadlift: Proper Form” series! Maybe you’ve just started lifting weights. Maybe you’re a trainer who wants to learn the nitty gritty about the deadlift. Whatever the case, welcome! In this article, I’m going to focus on “shoulder packing” and its importance in proper deadlift form. I’m going to explain:What shoulder packing isHow I break […]

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How to reframe your pain

What is pain? Pain is a signal from your body that you need to change something that you are doing. If you touch your hand to a hot stove, and you feel pain, is your solution to sever the nerves that transmit the pain signal? I would hope not. Movement based pain is no different. […]

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How to find value in everything

Things will never go 100% as expected because nothing is ever 100% in our control. The true value of a journey is found in its imperfections. Each experience is a lesson, if you can allow yourself to see them that way. Success and failure can be based on arbitrary standards. But learning… and growing… those […]

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The best way to learn anything

It is best to learn like a child. Experiencing without judgment or expectation. When a child learns to stand, does he talk himself down for failing the first time? The second time? The thousandth time? Or does he simply try again? Automatically interpreting each failure as more feedback? As another opportunity to grow? As simply […]

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The pitfalls of overcoaching

I aim to avoid overcoaching. I believe it is more effective to break down a movement that the client finds too complex into more digestible parts, rather than spam the client with a dozen different instructions that they wouldn’t be able to internalize anyhow. It’s important for the client to be able to not only […]

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How to consistently find motivation

  For example, I love the process of perfecting powerlifting technique/programming and nerding out about it. Every workout, I’m treating my body as a science experiment and pondering, “according to my current knowledge, if I lift (X) today, then hypothetically I will be able to lift (Y) in the future.” Or I may be treating […]

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