Head Movement for the Jerk with Chad Vaughn

So, we’re talking about head movement here, and no matter how you move your head, you need to move it out of the way at least a little bit so the bar can go straighter, right? You’ve got to get it out of the way and what I see whether they’re trying to use this […]

The Muscle Snatch

All right, third step we’re going to go is a muscle snatch. We call it a muscle snatch because rather than pulling under the bar, we’re pulling the bar up. Some great things for the beginner first learning this is they learn proper bar path. For the intermediate/advanced lifter, they’re working on strengthening their turnover, […]

Fixing the Push Press with Doug Zakaras

Let’s what him do three, get set I want you guys to watch the speed of the movement, tell me if it’s quick. Ready and go. Reset. Was that fast? Did he pause at the bottom? That’s what you’d be looking for. Ready and go. Reset. Now watch the timing of the press. Why don’t […]

Heaving Snatch Balance

A lot of us struggle with the pulling under the bar and the confidence and the skill of getting underneath the bar and that’s where the skill-transfer exercises really come into play there. And we’re going to do what we call a heaving snatch balance, it’s going to look like a push press into an […]

Squat Stance with Austin Begiebing

As you squat, look at my knees guys As you go down, you want to try to create as much space in between your knees as you can. Looks like this. You see that? And as yo stand, you’re still pushing out actively. So I want you focusing on that on this rep. Really try […]

Upright Torso in the Dip-drive with Bethanie Giardina

First things first—let me refresh our memory as to what the push press is. This is dip-drive-press. First progression just focuses on the dip positioning. What I’m looking for here—just watch—is that your shoulders stay over your hips and stay over your heels. And then I’ll cue you just to stand. Guys, less is more […]

Hip Extension in the Push Jerk with Doug Zakaras

Watch how he receives the bar. Ready, and go. Hold it right there, don’t move. Stand up, reset. Watch one more just to make sure this is all right and what we want. Ready, and, go! And stand up. Relax. So that’s receiving position— that’s what I was watching. Now I’m gonna watch hip extension. […]

Heavy Days With Mike Giardina

Heavy days are super important when it comes to a strength-and-conditioning program. Let’s, first of all, talk about why. So why are we dong heavy days? Here’s the deal with strength. Here’s one thing to understand with strength. We can build strength adaptations a number of different ways. More specifically, when it comes to building […]

Generating Power in the Push Press with Brett Fforde

So the question you had before was, if I want more hip power, shouldn’t I go more deep? And if we dip first—stand tall, give me a short dip. What we know is this is coming forward, yeah? So back up, up, up. Dip. Yeah, good. Now if I want him to go deeper again, […]

Shoot Through Drill

It’s called a “shoot through.” The cue is “shoot it.” So from push-up position, shoot it, elevate the hip, shoot it, back to that push-up position. Okay, one more time. Shoot it. We’re elevating the hip up, but we don’t want to go like exaggerated. Still try to keep a good straight line. Okay? And […]