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Feb 24, 2021

Coach Blayne Lapan Graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science and a concentration is Strength and Conditioning. After graduation he spent some time working as a Physical Therapy Aide as well as training athletes in the private sector at Conca Sport and Fitness in West Springfield...

Feb 22, 2021

How Strong is Too Strong w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #550


In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. Misconceptions about strength training
  2. Why strength training does not make you slow
  3. Absolute strength vs. relative strength
  4. Why sport specific training is done on the field, not...

Feb 17, 2021

Zach Even-Esh is the founder of The Underground Strength Gym and creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for the Lehigh University wrestling team and the author of The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning.


Since Zach began...

Feb 15, 2021

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:

  1. What is the power position and how do you get there?
  2. How do you prevent the bar from getting away from your body?
  3. How do you increase speed under the bar?
  4. Drills to focus on triple extension
  5. Tempo eccentrics and how they can help working from the top down


Anders Varner on...

Feb 10, 2021

Jim Rutter has competed in weightlifting since 2000 and coached since 2010, achieving the rank of International Coach for USA Weightlifting. He worked as a journalist in Philadelphia since 2006, writing mostly for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2009, he received a journalism fellowship from the National Endowment for the...