It would be nice if we could spend less time with our weight training. So if you could only do one lift, what would it be? The correct answer is the deadlift. (We appreciate you putting up with the pop ups!) No mater what sport you're in, unless it's chess or spelling bees, having strong … Continue reading Deadlift: The Best Weight Lifting Exercise to Improve your Performance
The most important thing we want to get out of strength training is carryover to our sport. If your sport involves grappling or grabbing of any kind, training with a thick implement in your upper body lifts is a nice hack to get more carryover to your performance.
The main benefit to the athlete here is an improved ability to control and contract your muscles. That translates to more force and speed.
You have to mentally commit to each rep. You have to forget everything else, step up to the bar, grip it as tight as you can and drive through the rep with all of your focus.