Entries by Joe Clark

We Have Some Exciting News For You!

By now you’ve heard how 98% of those who participated in our last strength cycle set new personal records for their Bench Press, Back Squat, and Deadlift. Almost immediately I was ask when the next strength cycle would start? Today starts our next strength cycle, which will focus on Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Dont […]

Deadlift For Grip Strength : Which Grip Should You Use

I never trained to improve my overall grip strength through grip strength training exercises. I was lucky enough that the strength training I completed, indirectly and adequately strengthen my grip as well. This is not true for all, some may need that supplemental grip strength training. I’ve posted videos before about exercises I find beneficial […]

It’s Test Week at Derby City!

I’m super excited about this week in the gym! For for the past 10 weeks, we’ve been having a strength cycle. The rotation included a 3 day split of push, pull, and squat. I’ve witness so much progression! For some it was the first time they’ve ever completed these lifts, shifting focus to technique. For […]

The BEST Explosive Bodyweight Exercises

Building explosive power is imperative to improving your performance. Myself, I prefer to do this through Olympic Weightlifting, the clean and jerk, and the snatch. What happens when you don’t have a barbell to work in building that explosiveness. Or you can’t make it to the gym that day what can you do at home? […]

What’s The Best Lift to Get Stronger?

My best friend and business partner (Nick “Chewy” Albin) really inspired me with his recent blog post. It talks about the importance of “THE BEST.” He’s very well known in the Jiu Jitsu world and has become a very popular mentor for many on his YouTube. How he’s often ask what is the “BEST” move […]

BJJ : How to Build Your Conditioning For Jiu Jitsu

“I need to start training with you to get my cardio up.” Regardless if said with the intentions of following through, or passively mention iust acknowledge lack of cardio. If you’re an athlete at our gym, at some point you’ve told Chewy or myself “I need to start training with you to get my cardio […]

Hand Placment : Finding The Perfect Barbell Grip

In the beginning, we think its as simple as gripping the barbell and moving the weight. Or at least I did… It seems like such an innocent question, but its ask so frequently, its dismissed just as fast. “Where do I grab the bar?” I never really thought about how many times over the past […]