Weightlifting Wednesday: The Shin and The Hip

Weightlifting Wednesday: The Shin and The Hip

Shin angles matter. Shin angle affects muscle engagement and position. When we, coaches at Victory Kid, watch our lifters, we are looking at positions and why the lifters’ bodies are doing what they do. In the snatch, clean, and jerk, the shins matter because they...
Consumer or Producer

Consumer or Producer

When it comes to most barbell clubs, they tend to be small in number. The usual barbell club is sub 30 members; there are some outlier clubs out there with huge membership bases and some with sub 10 people. I think I can speak for most coaches when I say that I love...
Why the Catalyst Athletics Warmup?

Why the Catalyst Athletics Warmup?

When it comes to warm ups, they should be begin with simple movements and progress to a more complex movement style. Here at Victory Kid Barbell we use the Catalyst Athletics Warmup developed by Greg Everett. Greg is the owner and coach of Catalyst Athletics and works...
Weightlifting Thursday: Shoulder Stability

Weightlifting Thursday: Shoulder Stability

Whether it’s a snatch or jerk, overhead stability is important. Makes sense, right? My favorite exercises for overhead stability are listed below with points of performance. Y-raises. These are done very light. The scapular exercises don’t need to be heavy...