Dec 13, 2019
Coach D and Trent wrap up their discussion of the compound lifts with the Bench Press -- sometimes included in the Big Four compound lifts, although we consider it more of an optional Big Lift. To be sure, the bench press is an important upper body lift, and everyone who can do it should do it! The bench does come with...
Dec 3, 2019
From the beginning, man has had a need (and a strange desire) to pick stuff up and put it back down again. It shouldn't be a surprise then that the deadlift is one of the Big 3 compound lifts that should make up any good training program.
Despite the growing popularity of Crossfit, strongman, and powerlifting in...
Nov 15, 2019
Coach D and Trent kick off their deep dive into the compound lifts with an examination of The Squat (that's right, capitalized) and why it's the mother of all lifts. If you don't have squats in your exercise program... you don't know Squat!
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Oct 29, 2019
Coach Darin Deaton and Trent Jones are kicking off a new series about the so-called "Big Lifts" -- the squat, press, and deadlift -- that comprise the majority of the exercises in any good strength program.
Why the big lifts? They are simple, hard, and effective. With just three exercises (and, for most people, the...