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...
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...
Weightlifting Wednesday: Leg Drive

Weightlifting Wednesday: Leg Drive

One of our main lifts on Strength Saturday’s is either a squat or a pull. The main focus: legs. A favorite of mine for a variation of pulls is picture above. Our athlete Jes is standing on plates about 3″. The height of the plates will vary depending on...