Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sumo and Conventional Deadlift (everything you need to know)


One of the most common deadlift question I get is, “should I pull sumo or conventional?”

It’s a really good question.

Often people will start by looking at their bone structure, which is a fine starting point, but there are so many other factors than bone structure when determining which deadlift stance you should use.

Take myself for example.

I could be suited for either stance, and there’s nothing outwardly indicating that deadlift would be my best lift.

There’s a lot going on inside of you that you can’t see.

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Good Fitness Reads of the Week: 11/8/2015

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

It’s been a busy with with a ton of awesome fitness info.

This weeks edition is packed with new strength tips, training videos, client highlights, and the 15 best articles from the past week.

Enjoy!

Strength Tips & Training Videos

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Snatch Grip Block Pulls: Nothing better for building a big backside. The wide grip places more stress on your upper back, traps, and rear delts. Pulling from blocks lets you to handle more weight. The wide grip increases the ROM, so doing these from mid-shin gives you a similar ROM to pulling conventional off the floor. Doing them from the floor is similar to pulling from a deficit. Take a wide grip, at or outside the rings. The wider you go, the harder it is (and harder to grip). I recommend using straps so your grip isn’t your limiting factor. Use the bar to pull your hips into position and your chest upright. Keep your back tight and flat. Stand up hard through your heels and hump the bar via squeezing your glutes. @chickenlegsnomore #powerlifting #deadlift #girlswhopowerlift #glutes #traps

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