Baby Got Back (Posterior Chain Remix ft. Deadlift)

Sir Mix A Lot loves “big butts” but deadlifting and training the posterior chain has more benefits just that.  Altered intro to “Baby Got Back”   “Oh my god Becky, look at her posterior chain(scoff) It is soo strong (scoff) She looks like one of those deadlifters..” That’s more like it, if you look closely in…

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Dynamic Effort Lower Body Training Video

I have heard many trainers say that Dynamic movements MUST be plyometrics.  I have to disagree with this one, and here’s why. Dynamic Effort simply put means that you are moving weight or just your body weight quickly.  This COULD mean a plyometric style movement, ie box jumping, but there are many more choices. The…

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Axle Deadlifting For Serious Strength

I just posted up this video of some axle deadlifting that we did down at John Alvino’s place down in New Jersey.  Jedd Johnson, Ryan Magin, and I got up to some good weight on the deadlift, and had a great time. Jedd went on to pull 315 double over hand.  I wasn’t able to…

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Beginners Guide To Training – The 8 Rules

I get a lot of questions about dead lifting and squat from guys that are 100 percent new to training.  I love dead lift and squat, don’t get me wrong, but I hate when people try to go heavy with no form and relative body strength.  It looks terrible and the only results they get…

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Strength Training Basics

When you train, you must include basic or primary lifts.  If you are an olympic lifter, that would include exercises such as the clean and snatch.  Powerlifters would include the bench, squat, dead lift, and variations.  Primary exercises are usually going to be compound exercises.  Therefore, straightbar curl in a power rack is not a…

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Core Training For Athletes

Here are a few photos from the last few weeks at Synergy Athletics.  Notice how most of the exercises recruit muscles from multiple groups.  We don’t have much time for isolation when it comes to training athletes!  8th Grader Jake H. Performing Renegade Rows (with 100′s!!) Finishing a Workout With Renegade Rows Real Core Training…

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Limits of Strongman Training

Hello coach Hashey, I wonder why strongmen/strongwomen still need to do gym lifts (squat/deadlift/curl…with barbell/dumbbell…) while they got most/all implements (log, yoke…) to practice with? Why don’t they train with the implements alone?    Thank you. ____________________________________________ Thanks for the question.  I truly enjoy strongman training.  It is fun, competitive, effective, and much more!  Please keep…

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