Category: Coaches Blogs

THE POOL PUSH UP

The Pool Muscle Up, demonstrated in the video below, is an important tool to be added to the aquatic athlete’s tool box.  Since swimming uses a primarily concentric movement pattern the posterior deltoid tends to over develop leading to injury, which makes it important to integrate eccentric movements into your training.  One of the best bodyweight exercises…

By ApexPredatorAthletics July 10, 2014 0

Patience

Assuming that you’re on a program right now (program here meaning a cycle that has been planned out with some forethought), how long have you been on it? I understand that this question doesn’t necessarily apply to everyone; Olympic Lifters tend to follow lifting cycles that vary in length, depending on their goals, upcoming meets,…

By ApexPredatorAthletics June 24, 2014 0

An Ode To Jet Fins

Originally introduced way back in 1965, the Scuba Pro Jet Fin has remained a standard issue item in kit bags of special operations personnel, civilian divers, and good looking talented people everywhere despite “more ergonomic” and “less painful” options being available. From the deltas of Vietnam to the deep sea and everywhere in between, jet…

By ApexPredatorAthletics June 12, 2014 1

Reader Response To “The Case Against Full Olympic Lifts”

Response To “The Case For Full Olympic Lifts” The following reader response comes from Aaron Martin, head coach of Nashville Barbell Club.  We encourage you the reader to reach out to us at apexpredatorathletics@gmail.com with your thoughts on articles or ideas for new topics. CrossFit defines fitness as “increased work capacity across broad time and…

By ApexPredatorAthletics May 15, 2014 0

Programing and You

As an athlete that is preparing to train at the next level of Olympic style weightlifting, you may find yourself scouring google, youtube, ehow, and All Things Gym, trying to figure out  how and why the Russians and Bulgarians are so flippin strong. I mean how many Vasiliy Polovnikovs do you know that squat 310kg/682lbs…

By ApexPredatorAthletics May 12, 2014 0