weightlifting Archives - Juggernaut Training Systems

  • Jacob Tsypkin is the head coach and owner of CrossFit Monterey. Has assisted in the development of numerous Regional level CrossFit Games athletes, including sending a team and three individuals to the very tough NorCal Regional Qualifier in 2013. Jacob has also coached multiple national level weightlifters and powerlifters. This year he hopes to have athletes […]

  • STRONG360 Monthly-April Issue

    By Juggernaut | In STRONG360 | on March 21, 2014

    Strong360 Monthly has arrived and is bringing you exclusive, unparalleled knowledge to help you improve as an athlete, coach and trainer. We are very excited to release our new digital publication, STRONG360 — Over 60 pages of exclusive articles, programming, discounts and more! Here’s what we’ve included in this issue: STRONG360 VOL 2 FEATURES -Auto […]

  • Basic movements are the ground work for everything else we do in our training. Precursor movements need to be performed in a manner that they then relate to the movements they are laying the foundation for, and that takes attention to detail even when the most most monotonous of movements. Now let me first say […]

  • Preparing for Weightlifting Competition

    By Donovan Ford | In Olympic Weightlifting | on February 4, 2014

    In 2013 at the American Open Championships, over 400 weight lifters competed from all over the United States.   With so many new competitors in the sport, I want share a few helpful tips for training and competition preparation.  The following is the best advice I have gleaned from other athletes and coaches throughout my career, […]

  • Get to Know Donovan Ford

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 15, 2014

    Juggernaut is excited to grow in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and bring you more helpful content to aid you in your journey to grow as coaches and athletes. Helping that growth, we have added 4 new Olympic Weightlifters to TeamJTS. Donovan Ford has been a member of USA Weightlifting’s resident athlete program at the […]

  • Get to Know Anthony Pomponio

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting | on January 6, 2014

    Juggernaut is excited to grow in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and bring you more helpful content to aid you in your journey to grow as coaches and athletes. Helping that growth, we have added 4 new Olympic Weightlifters to TeamJTS. Anthony Rocco Pomponio, based in Palm Desert, California, is a 2016 Olympic hopeful. After […]

  • Jumpin and Shruggin

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on October 24, 2013

    So this week is an unload for me. Good ol’ coach Bo backed off seriously this week which will probably mean the next few weeks leading up to the American are going to be the real deal. So, Since training this week is going to be really boring to read and write about, I’m going […]

  • 3 Common Mistakes in the Jerk

    By Colin Burns | In Crossfit Training, Olympic Weightlifting | on October 14, 2013

    Pan-Am Games Qualifier and Team Juggernaut athlete Colin Burns shows you how to improve your jerk by eliminating these 3 common mistakes. Colin shows you how to fix these 3 mistakes in this video… 1-Floating forward in the dip before the lift 2-Failing to get your head through to finish the lift 3-Not getting your […]

  • Donny Shankle and Jon North are two of the most successful and celebrated, Olympic weightlifters, the US has produced in the last decade. Donny is a 5x US National Champion and World Championships competitor, while Jon North has won Nationals and the Arnold on multiple occasions. Not only are these two men, some of the […]

  • The nature of the sport of Weightlifting is such that it creates a sort of persona in each of us once fully committed.  Some of these traits are great, and others are slightly less than desirable; that is until, of course, you have them.  It is at that time they become a necessary evil.  There […]

  • The Derby City Seminar

    By Juggernaut | In Training | on September 25, 2013

    The Derby City Seminar brings you over 5 hours of information from some of Juggernaut’s most popular authors. This seminar was $300 to attend in person, not including travel/lodging/food/etc, so this is a tremendous value. This product includes 3 seminar presentations and a roundtable Q&A/discussion. Get It Here! Brandon Lilly kicks things off with Reclaiming Real […]

  • Do It Yourself Bulgarian

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Olympic Weightlifting | on September 12, 2013

    DIY “Bulgarian”   If you’ve spent any time around competitive weightlifting, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the so-called “Bulgarian System” and the gyms that utilize it.   Though the application varies from coach to coach, the idea of a Bulgarian program is simple: focus all the damn time on hitting maxes in the snatch, […]

  • Since the dawn of man – or at least since the popularization of CrossFit – the intranets has been ablaze with coaches vilifying high rep weightlifting.   “The snatch and clean & jerk are meant to be done at low reps.”   “Doing the snatch and clean & jerk for high reps is dangerous.”   […]

  • The Journey Back into CrossFit

    By Ryan Brown | In Crossfit Training | on August 14, 2013

    CrossFit got me into the fitness/strength & conditioning world. I was introduced to it in the Marine Corps and loved it. Upon my EAS from the Marines, I began training at Derby City CrossFit in Louisville, KY.  I entered a few CrossFit competitions, there weren’t nearly as many back then. I competed at the sectional […]

  • Build From the Ground Up

    By Ryan Brown | In Squat | on July 25, 2013

    ” I also have questions about training people using CF when you feel the person should be doing something more along the lines of what Jim does but that person doesn’t want to hear that or won’t accept it. I was wondering how you deal with all of that?” This is a question that I […]

  • 5 Mistakes You Learned on the Internet

    By Colin Burns | In Olympic Weightlifting | on July 18, 2013

    I have done my best in the past to keep my bits on the technical side, but this time I need to rant on a few things.  Some of this is just what I think, other things have a bit of support behind them that you can find with a little private time with your […]

  • Interview with Travis Mash

    By Juggernaut | In Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting | on July 10, 2013

    Travis Mash is one of the most well-rounded athletes and coaches of recent years. A former college football player for D-1AA powerhouse Appalachian St, Mash took up weightlifting, before breaking Ed Coan’s all-time pound-for-pound total record in powerlifting. Mash is now a top level coach for athletes and lifters alike at Mash Elite Performance in […]

  • Weightlifting and Physique

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Build Muscle, Olympic Weightlifting | on July 1, 2013

    Let’s face it: you’re probably not that good. I don’t mean that in a mean way, mind you. You’re probably average. That’s just how numbers work. On the upside, that already puts you way ahead of me as a weightlifter. On the downside, you’re probably not going to the Olympics. So what does that mean […]

  • There are some things that all strength athletes need to do well. All those looking to succeed at the highest level must have maximal strength, explosive strength, special strength and work capacity. Whether you are a powerlifter, strongman, weightlifter, thrower or Crossfitter, you must have all of those qualities in varying proportions. In this hour […]

  • Building A Useful Squat

    By Jacob Tsypkin | In Squat | on May 22, 2013

    Amy likes to squat. I know this, because when I texted her asking if we could discuss her squat for a JTS article, her exact response was “I like squats.” Specifically, Amy likes to squat heavy and often, and it shows. She’s back squatted 305 and 290×4 (high bar, no belt, ass-to-grass) and front squatted […]

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