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...
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...
Weightlifting Wednesday: Nutrition

Weightlifting Wednesday: Nutrition

-Before you read any further, I am not a certified nutritionist or nutrition expert. This is advice from my own practice and things that have helped me and other athletes around me. Feel free to use this knowledge to your own benefit or talk to me about practices that...