You knew that Chad Vaughn (@olychad) is a fan of Close Grip Overhead Squats. Here he does tempo work with them. LOTS of core, mobility, and strength work all in one! 305lbs for 5sec down and 10sec hold. The goal in the next few months is 160kg(352lbs)! If you are blessed with mobility give this […]
Chad Vaughn has 3 quick Overhead Mobility Warm Up drills for ya. Follow Chad on Instagram – OlyChad and make sure you see his full explanations there. Perform 1-3 rounds for 5-10 reps each: Shoulder rotations – Arms straight! Hold each position for 3 seconds Kip swing (regular or on box) – Arms straight also. Behind Neck […]
How come Chad Vaughn only has 117 subscribers to his YouTube channel? In his videos he goes into the details of key weightlifting elements. So subscribe and tell a friend. Split Jerk Foot Position baby steps Jerk Dip Position High Elbow Strict Press
Chad Vaughn shares some thoughts on the Hook Grip. He is advocating letting go the hook grip in the catch positions, because it causes extra, unnecessary tension and limits flexibility.
Chad Vaughn goes over the the basics of & reasons for the (Olympic style – as low as you can, as upright as you can be) squat. Show that to people saying that you shouldn’t squat below parallel. Non Evans would approve that DSP. Update: Part 2 here & Part 3 here. In another videos he […]
Sort of. Chad is a coach for CrossFit CenTex where he writes a blog post every once in a while. In part 1 of his “Do You CrossFit?” series he describes his struggle with not competing at the Pan Ams this year and where he sees CrossFit fitting into his training. CrossFit has a unique, weakness exposing ability, and then […]
Chad Vaughn does the demo for CrossFit WOD 120324, which is: Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps If you have the necessary shoulder flexibility and want to do a low rep max, then the clean grip is the way to go. It’s a much stronger, stable position. But don’t neglect the snatch grip though. You need that […]
Check out Bruce Klemens’ collection of sequences from the 2012 US Nationals. Chad Vaughn 141 kg (311 lb) Snatch Chad Vaughn 184 kg (405 1/2 lb) Clean & Jerk Here is the 184kg C&J on video. Other lifts can be seen in the 77kg Highlights video.
Here is the complete men’s 77kg sessionResults: Iván Cambar Ricardo Flores Chad Vaughn SnatchClean and Jerk