Articles | lifts


Mark Rippetoe | May 05, 2021

Muscle imbalance is a condition in which there is a lack of balance between certain types of muscles.”

Well, okay. The problem with “muscle imbalances” isn't how poorly they are defined so much as how they are generally treated by Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers (Certified), Chiropractors, Personal Trainers, Kinesiologists, Physiatrists, Biomechanists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Registered Nurses, PE Majors, and Corrective Exercise Specialists (CES). 

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Mark Rippetoe | March 31, 2021

As we have said many times, not everybody needs to do the power clean. This has been repeatedly interpreted to mean, “I don't need to do the power clean.” Even more unfortunately, it has come to mean, “I don't need to learn how to coach the power clean” to many people who charge for their coaching expertise.

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Mark Rippetoe | March 24, 2021

Golf is played all over the world at the amateur and professional levels, by men, women, and kids, and is widely regarded as a game that can be played for a lifetime. People who are serious about performance on the golf course should approach it as a sport, not a game. We have developed a very useful way to think about this distinction, and it can help you order your preparation.

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Carl Raghavan, SSC | March 17, 2021

Trainers, get your clients off the floor and under a barbell. Focus on what you’re trained to do, not on specialized exercises for issues you’re not trained to diagnose. Last I checked, your certification didn’t come with a year’s supply of creatine and a physiotherapy degree...

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Capt James Rodgers | March 03, 2021

The purpose of this article is to provide guidance and advice to junior military leaders who want to use barbell training to develop their students during group Physical Training (PT) sessions. The article will cover why the deadlift is an appropriate lift to train in a group setting. Next it will provide a template for equipment, time, facility, and staff, and a hand-held training resource to assist a junior leader with the task of planning and executing a deadlift PT plan.

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