Entries by Joe Clark

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 […]

Three Simple Rules to Easy Nutrition

With all the new fad diets and countless food options out there it seems like nutrition and healthy eating is becoming more and more complicated every day. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t, but by following three simple nutrition rules, we can start the […]

Fixing Wrist Pain Before Weightlifting

There is simply no replacement for good warm ups and recovery. Stretches both dynamic and static have their place when priming your body before training. Easier said than done right? I’m guilty of NOT doing any post training recovery, in which I pay for dearly. I really need to practice more of what I preach […]

Tight Traps & Neck Muscles : Lacrosse Ball Fix

As a teenager, Monday nights was my “church” night.  Probably not the church you’re thinking of. It was the biggest night to watch wrestling of the week!  I never missed a episode.  I remember the Monday night wars between WWF/WCW as the political rival of my child hood. I was a WWF fan myself.  But […]