Chad Wesley Smith addresses 3 common Squat mistakes. Rounding Over (my biggest fault): create more upper back tightness, hands close, elbows pushing in & forward -> helping thoracic extension. Front Squats are also a great tool to improve this. Loose Mid Section: you want “360° pressure”, cue =”breathe into your lower back” + flex glutes to […]
Giles Greenwood shares a tip on how to avoid torn calluses when snatch gripping. Keep a straight wrist from the beginning (see photo in his post) to minimize movement of the bar in your hands. Although this initially feels like you’re not gripping the bar as strongly it is, in fact, how your grip is […]
Molly Gelbraith and Jim Laird talk about creating a braced neutral spine to avoid lower back over extension. To really get into a stable position I really like Kelly Starrett’s 4 step bracing sequence as outlined in chapter 1 of the Supple Leopard book: Squeeze your your butt as hard as you can (set pelvis in neutral) […]
Mike Tuchscherer talks about cues that help his Deadlift. breathing – 3 pressure breaths + one big breath “locking the lats” by pulling the shoulders blades down, like the “shoulder pop” mentioned here Update 26.09.2013: Another video from Mike explaining how to use the lats in the Deadlift. Flexing the lats – Pulls the shoulder down and […]
Marc Keys talks you through a neat little drill for staying on heels in deadlifts. Attach a band to your belt and have it pull you slightly forward. Since you have to counter that forward pull it will ingrain the need for staying on your heels and opening the hips at the nearest moment.
70’s Big Mike has 3 tips for your next meet. have a full day of rest before the meet have realistic goals expect things to go wrong (time table changes, venue change etc.) Do you have more tips like these?
If you didn’t plan ahead and made the recently mentioned rice balls, here is what you can do with your leftover rice. put an exactly(!) 1.27cm (0.5 inch) layer of rice rice in a non sticking pan use sticky Asian style rice, short grain or medium grain (basmati isn’t sticky enough) cook until each side is golden brown […]
Redditor super_luminal shows you how to make a week’s worth of Rice Balls. The idea here is to basically re-steam it, that’s why it stays tasting fresh rather than like dry/hard day old rice that’s been in the fridge. take still warm rice sprinkle salt on a plastic wrap add rice, make it into a […]
Here is a neat tip if your überhuman leg drive gives you trouble staying in your proper bench press position. Use piece of shelf liner rubber mesh. The tip comes from Vincent Dizenzo: If you are having trouble sliding on the bench, head to your local Sears and buy the rubber mesh that goes in the bottom of […]