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11 Nov Progressing With The Olympic Lifts – An Experience With Greg Everett

Olympic Weightlifting is one of the greatest displays of physical performance I can think of.

"There is literally no other sport that challenges your strength, skill, and mental powers more fully than weightlifting." ~Arthur Drechsler

There's such power in explosively lifting heavy weights overhead. I've always been impressed with the athleticism, explosive strength, and dynamic mobility that's required to perform the Olympic Lifts. I believe that the Olympic lifts (snatches, clean and jerks) are really the pinnacle of strength and performance training. As I write this, I'm still sore. That's because I just finished an outstanding Olympic Weightlifting seminar led by Coach Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletics.
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20 Oct How to Program Barbells and Kettlebells Effectively

It's been harder to keep up with reader questions, so I'd like to start answering more of your questions here at Rdella Training. Recently, I had a few great questions from Rick, who's a former powerlifter and starting to integrate more kettlebells into his training. He wanted to know the best ways to effectively combine barbell and kettlebell training. Here are Rick's questions:
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12 Oct The Simple Training Formula That Gets Results

Plan The WorkThis is how many people train. They go to the gym, box, bootcamp, or train at home. They get in their workout of the day, which could be anything from "cardio" and strength training to specific "body part" training. 3 sets of this, 4 sets of that, chest work, arm work, maybe some leg work, some conditioning or "cardio" and call it a day.
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02 Oct When Does “Technical” Go Too Far?

Barbell GripIn the most recent podcast (episode #86) on bodyweight training I spoke about how we need to be “technicians” in our training. I spoke about my background and why I believe we need to be more technical in our exercise approach. But, let me clarify things because I don’t want this point to be misunderstood.
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19 Sep 3 Common Mistakes With The Turkish Get Up (And How to Fix Them)

The Turkish get up is an amazing and powerful exercise that's evolved quite a bit over the years. I mean, who wouldn't benefit from this exercise? It's a "one stop shop" for a lot of things. In the most simple terms, the Turkish get up (TGU) is getting up from the ground and then going back down, ideally under a heavy load. Of course, there's A LOT more to it than just getting up and going back down, but there's been a big evolution of this exercise. And, it's critical to get the movement down before adding any type of external load or weight. Notable benefits of the TGU are:
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15 Sep My Philosophy on Strength

SquatHow important is strength? Strength definitely makes everything else better, but strength isn't the only thing we need. First, it's important to remember that quality of movement precedes strength (Point 1 - Be Mobile, see below) We need to move well, then move strong.
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