Posts Tagged: Powerlifting
Hozz met Leo in New York a few weeks ago and was impressed with his gusto for lifting (and moose-like frame). Leo has been doing Crossfit for two months now and is absolutely crushing it. He has serious ambitions to
Incredible squat party today. First, back squats: 5 sets of 3 reps @ 80% max. For Rico and Hozz that was 250. Then, 5 front squats @ 135# every minute on the minute for 10 minutes.
The Bad: Donkey butt. When the weight gets heavy, the tendency is to shoot your butt up, lock out your knees and then drag your torso upwards. Done properly, the deadlift should have shoulders AND hips moving at the same
“Get louder!” Raff said. “You guys are like a bunch of little quiet girls at the museum.” Trying to adjust our unsatisfactory energy levels, Raff demanded that we talk shit to each other, yell, and curse in Portugese. The result?
The Bad: Shitty neck. At the bottom of the clean Rico’s neck is out of line with his spine. He is looking up. He should be looking forward and down – so that a straight line can be drawn from
“I’m busy today.” “I’ll start tomorrow.” “Monday will be day 1.” Say this long enough, and months go by. We know it’s scary and hard and painful to begin. But at some point that pile of excuses becomes a mountain
Cues from Raff: 1) Brace your core and squeeze your glutes before you lift the bar. 2) NEVER let your abs “relax” always keep tight. 3) Knees spread out and butt back at the very start of the decent. 4)