Changing from High-bar to Low-bar Squats – Part 2

The basic principles of the low-bar squat is that your placing the bar lower on your back (hence the name) and your moving in a more bent-over position that relies heavily on the posterior chain.

I’m not going to get into optimal angles at the hip and knee, or how to create external rotation at the […]

March 31st, 2015|Training|0 Comments

Changing from High-bar to Low-bar Squats – Part I

The low-bar squat is the superior technique for squatting maximum weight possible!

For my entire lifting career I have always used the high-bar, Olympic style squat. For the mere fact that I wanted to build my squat using a quad dominant, ass-to grass, aesthetically pleasing technique.

Although I’ve always known in the back of my head […]

December 9th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Isometric Movements to Increase Your Squat, Bench and Deadlift

Isometrics are a type of movement were the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction i.e. your holding a static position against resistance.

These type of movements are often left out of most strength training programs. Through my experience I have found them to be very beneficial for adding strength and improving form […]

November 16th, 2014|Training|0 Comments

Using Lighter Weights to Increase 1 Rep Max

Over the years I have come to the realisation that going heavy all the time and trying to max out on a weekly basis is just not the optimal way for increasing your 1RM in the long run.

Egotistical lifting is something that I am no stranger too and I can bet that the majority of […]

November 9th, 2014|Training|0 Comments