Posts by Matthew Martin

Run & Overhead Squat

It’s a light version of “Nancy” and for most of the first time doing a WOD with a mask on!...

Masks Needed for the gym

We’ve started wearing masks to coach the classes today, they will mandatory starting Saturday, July 4th! The clean is a...

Bike & Deadlift

The deadlift is unrivaled in its simplicity and impact while unique in its capacity for increasing head to toe strength....

Weightlifting

Timing the dropping of the elbows is very important. In the thruster video linked above, note how the elbows drop...

Rowing

Selecting a damper setting is not like selecting howmuch weight to put on a bar. In the case of the...

Clean & Jerk

In the most common variation of the clean and jerk, the athlete receives the load in a full front squat,...

Back Squat

The back squat requires the structures of the lower body and core to work synergistically. Optimal performance requires an adequate...

Push Jerk

a. Set-up: The set-up is the same as for the shoulder press and push press. b. Dip: The dip is...

Snatch

The snatch is one of two exercises in the sport of weightlifting. It involves lifting a barbell from the floor...

Push-Press

In the push press, the core-to-extremity principle is obvious as the muscles of the power zone — including the hip...

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