Weightlifting: From Beginner to Elite

Weightlifting: From Beginner to Elite

Progress:

Progress can not be seen on a day-to-day basis. But, progress is attained with day-to-day effort. Self-improvement must be a conscious part of your daily actions because it is cumulative. The things you do each day will build upon each other to make you who you are. This cumulative process can either be positive or negative, but that is up to you and what you choose to do.

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Personal Trainer

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Personal Trainer

The fitness industry in today's world is muddy to say the least. There are more certifications, qualifications, and fitness guru’s than ever before. Deciding to invest in a personal trainer is something that has the ability to change your life and is something that is deserving of your time and research. Below are 5 tips to help you make the right decision when hiring a personal trainer.

15 Tips All Personal Trainers Should Know

15 Tips All Personal Trainers Should Know

It's very important that you obtain certifications through an accredited organization!

However, we believe that is simply a starting point, and that if you want to truly thrive in the personal training field, you need to look beyond the certifications to further your education and experience as a coach, There are hundreds of certifications and workshops out there and it can be overwhelming to choose where to start.

Here are 4 of our favorites to get you going in the right direction!

How To Lose Weight For Competition

How To Lose Weight For Competition

This article is for the weightlifter, powerlifter, and strongman that have 1-5 kilos/2-11 pounds to cut. Personally I take the quick off and quick back on approach. This means that I try to lose the majority of my weight the week of the meet, and then I try to put it back on immediately after weigh-ins.

TIGHT SHOULDERS?!

TIGHT SHOULDERS?!

Make sure your shoulders aren't stiff when you start a workout. Stiff shoulders lead to bad muscle recruitment and improper mechanics. You also want to increase blood flow to the area. This will increase the sensitivity of all the shoulder girdle muscles to the neural drive.
Start with a super-set of two exercises: band shoulder dislocates and weighted shoulder circles.

Common Strength & Power Training Mistakes

Common Strength & Power Training Mistakes

A lot of coaches and athletes think they’re training to become “more powerful.” But one look at their programming, and it’s easy to see why the training program they’ve built is missing the mark.

There can be many reasons for this, but it often comes down to making three simple mistakes. The good news is these are easily corrected, and that’s what we’re going to explore in this post.

Interview With USAW LWC (IDAHO)

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Coach Hansen:

Helping others. I coach a wide array of clients and my Weightlifters are a small portion of them, but I genuinely like to help and have found myself to be effective when it comes to fitness and strength. I also believe being healthy and strong helps with living a happy life in general and think everyone can benefit from it. I am a movement nerd. I graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Human Kinesiology. I LOVE how the body works together and accessing movement patterns. To keep it brief, the smallest variance or imbalance can throw off the entire movement process and find myself in a small group of coaches that look at their clients and movements the same as I do. I would love in the future to be a coach that people come to from all over to fix their movement patterns.

 

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