Tag: weightlifting

Strength

Throw for power

Incorporating throws in your training is an easy and effective way of increasing your explosive power, says Jack Lovett Jack Lovett is a S&C specialist, owner of Spartan Performance and two-time British natural strongman champion. He is based in Consett, County Durham. If you want to build explosive power then throws are an essential part of your training regime, says IronLife expert Jack Lovett. The type of throw Lovett recommends in the video requires you to go into triple extension and will have a huge carry over onto the sports field, as well as benefiting gym lifts that require speed and hip…

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Hypertrophy Strength

Squat deeper to get bigger and stronger

Mike Causer is a former international Olympic weightlifter and the founder of the London Olympic Weightlifting Academy. He is based in London. When you squat deeper you’ll get stronger through a bigger range of motion and you’ll properly recruit key muscle groups, such as the glutes. If you’re struggling to go deep, it’s likely that you’re focusing on correcting the wrong element of the move. In my experience as a weightlifting coach, people focus too much on having a straight back rather than actually getting into a squat. They’ve forgotten what a squat is. Essentially it’s about being able to…

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