COACH'S CORNER

Weightlifting Training Sessions

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   In today’s article we are going to cover the pace of a weightlifting training session and compare it to a traditional fitness session.  Typically the pace of a full training session for a weightlifting athlete is...

Rosanne Allen vs. Lydia Valentin

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   Yep!  You read that right.  I took time to create a Snatch Technique breakdown video and used our very own, Rosanne Allen, against one of the world's best!  Okay...they are two different athletes and both champions...

A Break Up Letter to the Squat

Dear Squat, Hey...it's me. I know I haven't written in a while because I've been...well...busy.  I know you're the King of Exercises.  After all you are one of the most, if not the most, functional movements a person can do.  The ability to perform you requires...

Superstitious Weightlifters

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach of Valhalla Barbell Club   Superstitions are real and they matter.  *Today’s article is going to focus on this little known performance enhancer and just how you can implement it to up your weightlifting numbers.   *All superstitions...

About Valhalla Barbell Club

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club Today I wanted to take some time and highlight some of the special services, programs and other tid-bits that we offer here at Valhalla. First, I'm going to touch on the myriad of quality programs we offer to our...

The Top 3 Reasons for Youth Weightlifting

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   Youth Weightlifting has a bad reputation with those in the outside community. More often than not youth athletes are kept out of lifting weights or competing in the sport of weightlifting because of some pretty deep...

All Aboard the F*ing Food Logging Train!

By Joshua Sharp, CFL-1, Ideal Collaborative Nutrition Specialist You may be asking yourself, what the hell is a food logging train? To be honest, that was my attempt at getting you to read my article, haha. Now that I have you, let's talk food logging. When it comes...

A Weightlifter’s Christmas – Part 1

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club Are you looking to buy some Christmas gifts for your weightlifting friend, but you're still unsure on where to look for the best prices, deals, etc? Our "experts" here at Valhalla Barbell Club have combed through the...

Learning to Compete Everyday

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club Compete Everday Competition is everything. It is the force that drives us to be better. To get stronger. To push ourselves past our perceived limits and reach things that we once found unobtainable. Competition is the...

Music, Training and Silence

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach of Valhalla Barbell Club   Music can be really beneficial to your performance in training. That is why it seems every day there is a new playlist out designed specifically for the type of workout you’re trying to achieve. “Lift Heavy Sh*t”,...

Weightlifters Love Their Lats (and So Should You)

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   The Latissimus Dorsi Muscles (Lats) are one of the largest muscles of the trunk and responsible for many functions. These large muscles originate (begin) at the 7th Thoracic Vertebrae through the 5th Lumbar...