Category Archives: Weightlifting

Simple Recovery

by Derrick Luque

There are many factors that are involved when it comes to proper recovery for an athlete to be able to compete at their maximum potential. If you’re a type of athlete who doesn’t always have the time to be able to fully delicate yourself to recovery every day you can get by with three methods. The essential recovery methods are broken down into three group’s food, sleep, and ice/deep tissue massage are grouped as one. Continue reading Simple Recovery

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Importance of Proper Goal Setting

Training without proper goals in mind, is like trying to win a race while running in place. So to optimize your training, you’ve got to set proper and realistic goals. For some, goal setting may be hard to grasp. Here I’m going to show you an easy way to set proper goals. Continue reading Importance of Proper Goal Setting

Josh’s Secret Program

Easter is coming up so I thought I’d give you all an easter egg! Lot’s of people ask me what my personal training program looks like, so I’m going to give it to you!

Cleaning 125kg from blocks
Cleaning 125kg from blocks @ 67kg BW

Continue reading Josh’s Secret Program

Back Squat Challenge

For those of you higher level athletes, I’ve got a challenge for you.

The Bodyweight Back Squat Challenge.

Rules:

1. You load the bar to your bodyweight.
2. You have 5 minutes to rep out as many as you can.
3. Time Starts when you un-rack the bar.
4. You MUST go past parallel or it doesnt count.
5. You can rerack the bar but the time doesn’t stop.
6. Don’t puke. Continue reading Back Squat Challenge

March Athlete of the Month: Nick

Congratulations, Nick, for becoming Bringas Athletics’ March Athlete of the month! Here is his story:

My name is Nick Passanisi from the San Francisco Peninsula, in my past I played football and to this day I continue to stay active by playing basketball, lifting, and pick up games. Recently I was introduced to the correct form of olympic lifting, as what I had been doing previously needed improvement. About a year and a half ago I sustained a back injury. Continue reading March Athlete of the Month: Nick

A Struggle Free (4 day) Program

There a tons and tons of programs out there that you can pick up from the internet work pretty well. And most of them probably have the basic bodybuilding spit: Monday: Chest & triceps. Tuesday: Back and biceps. Wednesday: Shoulders. etc. Why not change things up a bit?

Summer is coming up and we want to get the most out of our workouts to show off the hard work we’ve done. This program is meant to maximize your gains by using a lot of compound movements to stimulate multiple muscle groups at the same time. This program can be scaled to whatever difficulty you need it to be in order get you the results you want: Build muscle and lose fat. Continue reading A Struggle Free (4 day) Program

The Power Snatch

The Power Snatch is a variation of a full snatch (a.k.a. squat snatch) that limits lower body movement. This exercise is commonly used by weightlifters to help develop power and strengthen a portion of the pull during the snatch. Not only does it build upper back strength, but also an athletes external rotators. It proves to be vital for many athletes to learn this movement as it also helps develop vertical jump.

Much like the snatch, the power snatch can be executed in various positions: floor, below knee, above knee, or hip.

Here is a video of a power snatch from the floor coupled with a snatch from above knee. You will see the difference in catch heights. The power snatch is caught higher and a snatch is caught in the squat position.