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In Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

February 22, 2009

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Bill Starr coached at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, the 1970 World Olympic Weightlifting World Championship in Columbus, Ohio, and the 1975 World Powerlifting Championships in Birmingham, England. In this article, Don’t Muddle the Middle, he writes about how to get through that sticking point in the middle of lifts.

Whenever someone starts on a strength program, his primary objective is just to get in the work on a… Continue Reading

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In Powerlifting

February 15, 2009

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Russell Berger writes about his experience at Coach Rippetoe’s Basic Barbell Cert at CrossFit Wichita Falls.

Nothing about this place was pretty, new, or comfortable. The interior was worn and garnished with photos of handlebar-mustached power-lifters, trophies, and odd objects that must have held some meaning to those who trained here. Well-used equipment was packed wall-to-wall, and long racks of aged barbells lined the room like spears. I felt… Continue Reading

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In Audio, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

February 12, 2009

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CrossFit Live was Dave Young’s version of CrossFit Radio from 2005 and 2006. This is the seventh episode from October 2nd, 2005 with Dan John. Dan is the Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah.

Dan talked about his background and athletic achievements before taking questions on lifting and throwing from a variety of callers.

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In CrossFit, Powerlifting, Radio

February 10, 2009

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This is the 31st episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PST on February 9th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
1:25 Jeff Martin from CrossFit Brand X
1:05:10 A letter from Michael Sawley about the 15 listeners

Jeff talked about his recent CrossFit Strength Bias article. He also explained his introduction to CrossFit and how Brand X and CrossFit Kids came about. They discussed the importance of CrossFit for kids… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Strength Bias

By Jeff Martin and Darrell White

In CrossFit, Powerlifting

February 07, 2009

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How many times have we read on the CrossFit.com comments about people who think they need to do a separate strength program to get better at CrossFit? While we agree that increased strength will likely make you a better CrossFitter, the idea that you need to do a separate strength program is dead wrong. CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program. Says it right there in “What is CrossFit”! Leaving CrossFit for the… Continue Reading

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In Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

January 07, 2009

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Coach Bill Starr is a legend in the strength and conditioning world. He was a world-class competitor himself, and has been a renowned coach for nearly four decades. Here is an excerpt from Hip It Before You Whip It:

Learning how to pull a weight off the floor or a platform correctly can help every strength athlete to better perform a number of very beneficial exercises: power cleans, power snatches, full… Continue Reading

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In ExPhysiology, Exercises, Powerlifting

November 26, 2008

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Drawing on more than 30 years in the fitness industry, Mark Rippetoe writes that an “active hip” can help clean up problems associated with the squat. Dr. Stef Bradford and Dr. Lon Kilgore, Rippetoe’s long-time collaborators, also contributed to this article.

When we squat, the standard range of motion criterion for the exercise is “below parallel.” This is defined as the hip joint identified at… Continue Reading

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Overhead Is Rising

By Bill Starr

In Exercises, Olympic Lifts, Powerlifting

November 07, 2008

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Coach Bill Starr is a legend in the strength and conditioning world. He was Mark Rippetoe's coach in the 70s, who has this to say about him.

Bill Starr is the author of the books The Strongest Shall Survive: Strength Training for Football, Defying Gravity, and thousands of magazine articles. He was the editor of Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health, Joe Weider's Muscle Builder, and a nationally-ranked Olympic weightlifter… Continue Reading

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