Learning From the Open

Learning From the Open

What weaknesses did you learn about yourself? The open has the magical ability to dig into our human spirit and pull out some of our best efforts and abilities we didn’t know laid within. It also has the ability to crush that spirit and leave us wondering what...
Weightlifting Wednesday : The Turkish Get Up

Weightlifting Wednesday : The Turkish Get Up

Want better snatches and jerks? How about better shoulder mobility and stability? Do the Turkish Get Up (TGU). The picture above shows the different shoulder positions involved in the TGU. Being strong in each of these positions will allow for more shoulder stability...
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...