Specificity vs Adaptation

From the desk of Coach Glenn Pendlay

Everyone knows how to make the body adapt.  Simply do an exercise that you have not done before.  Or do several sets in a rep range that is outside the norm.  You will get sore, but over the next few days the soreness will go away, and when you repeat the exercise again and again, you will have less soreness each time.  Eventually, you will have none.  The body has adapted. read more

The Hepburn Method: How to increase your strength by 120 LBS (55 KG)

Review of The Doug Hepburn Method of Strength

Doug Hepburn (16/9/1926 to 22/11/2000), full name Douglas Ivan Hepburn, was a Canadian weightlifter and strongman who won the gold medal at the 1952 World Weightlifting Championships and was inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame (1953). read more

Master The Mid Hang Position

Best Method to Learn the Mid Hang Position in Snatch

The Mid Hang position is the first step in establishing the solid positioning for Snatch. In this position, the bar starts approximately at the level of mid to upper thighs. This puts the lifter in the start position of the second pull. The second pull is the phase of explosive pulling and full extension. read more