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The 2014 Lab Gym Spring Open Weightlifting Competition (Entry form and details)-May 10th at The NEW Lab GYM!

The Lab Gym Spring Open Olympic Weightlifting Competition, May 10th, 2014 at The NEW Lab Gym! Fierce Competitors young and old vie for The Lab Gym’s top honors within their respective weight classes and divisions. USAW MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. PLEASE ENTER YOUR … Read more

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WORLD RECORD ANALYSOIS_SNATCH START POSITIONS_WOMEN

Current Women’s World Snatch Record Start Position Analysis

Looking at the Women’s Snatch start positions, here are a few clear observations. The same principles are there: -Eyes up, chin up, neck extended, chest out/up, shoulders back, hips down, knees out, back arched, bar tight to shins (4 Chinese, … Read more

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Power: The Ultimate Aphrodisiac! Time for some SEXercise!

By Justin Thacker MS, RD, LD, ACSM-HFS, CES, USAW, CSCS Ohhh the many benefits of exercise.  Many people eagerly head to the gym to look better naked by losing fat and gaining muscle but did you know that there are exercises … Read more

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Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast! Part 2 – Drills to Master the Pull

By Justin Thacker MS, RD, LD, ACSM-HFS, CES, USAW, CSCS Last time we discussed why you should not initially think of the lifts as a grip it and rip it approach (see article here). Now, what can we do to … Read more

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Olympic Lifting Problems & Fixes: Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!

“Hurry up and wait!” “Speed up!” “Slow down!” “Pull faster, finish!” “Smooth pull, be patient!”   “Say what coach? You ok? Exclaims the confused lifter. As if learning the Olympic lifts were not already complicated enough, now you have to … Read more

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Nutritional Compliance, HAHAHA! But, Seriously Folks…

Justin Thacker MS, RD, LD, ACSM-HFS, CES, USAW, CSCS Ahhhhh, nutritional compliance…perhaps two words that couldn’t be more ironic when paired together. I work with so many smart folks that typically understand what it means to eat healthy. More times … Read more

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How long will this take? A high five to the face.

“The Pain of change is never as difficult as the pain of not changing.”-Some very smart author who’s name I can’t remember or find on google, probably because I messed up their quote.  However, I think I caught the essence … Read more

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Protected: The Lab Gym’s Heavy Metal Crossfit: Thursday 4/24/14

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The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP-Thursday-Shoulders, Arms, Quads 4/24/14

The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP-Thursday-Shoulders, Arms, Quads 4/24/14 Warm up: Bootcamp JTLC: Form runs at 50 feet:1 round each of: half speed, 3/4 speed, full speed, high knees, butt kicks, bounds, bunny hops, broad jumps, walking lunges, full speed sprint … Read more

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APTOPIX London Olympics Weightlifting Men

Team LAB-4/24/14-Thursday

Team LAB-4/24/14-Thursday Level 1: Wave 4/4, Week 3/3 in this rotation, match or beat last week/past phases A) Snatch Sotts Press: x3,x2,x1 (remember, this is about positions not world records)(~15 min) B) Pw Sn x3,x2,x1 (no misses) or Sn from … Read more

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Protected: The Lab Gym’s Heavy Metal Crossfit: Wednesday 4/23/14

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The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP-4/23/14-Wednesday Homework

The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP-4/23/14-Wednesday Homework JTLC Grand: 1/2 Mile (run) Long Tabata: Each minute, 2 rounds of: 30s (20 on, 10 off) Min 1:   Pushups Min 2:   BW Squats Min 3:   Pushups Min 4:   BW Squats Min 5:   Rest … Read more

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APTOPIX London Olympics Weightlifting Women

Team LAB-4/23/14-Wednesday

Team LAB-4/23/14-Wednesday Level 1: Wave 4/4,Week 3/3 (match or beat last week/past numbers) A) C&J x1&1 (~85-90%+),then optional, but recommended, back off sets with 1&1×3 @~90%of top 1&1 (rest 90s to 2 min) (*Note: top C&J will ‘usually’ be about … Read more

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Protected: The Lab Gym’s Heavy Metal Crossfit: Tuesday 4/22/14

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The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP –Tuesday -Chest, Back, Hams, Etc-4/22/14

The Lab Gym’s EXTREME BOOTCAMP –Tuesday -Chest, Back, Hams, Etc-4/22/14 Warm up: Bootcamp JTLC: (all for 10 seconds all in place) half speed, 3/4 speed, full speed, high knees, butt kicks, criss cross jumps, cross country skiers, mountain climbers, spiderman … Read more

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London Olympics Weightlifting Women

Team LAB-4/22/14-Tuesday

Team LAB-4/22/14-Tuesday Level 1: Wave 4/4, Week 3/3  in this rotation, match or beat last week/past phases. A) Pw Sn x3,x2,x1 (no misses) or Sn from blocks @knee x3,x2,x1 (no misses) (~20 -30 min)B) Pw C&J 3&1, 2&1, 1&1 or … Read more

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Protected: The Lab Gym’s Heavy Metal Crossfit: Monday 4/21/14

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