COACH'S CORNER

Russian Clean & Jerk Secret

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club     You're not going to believe this Russian Clean and Jerk Secret, until you see it.  Everything is normal until he...oh my god.         **DO NOT ATTEMPT WITHOUT A COACH** To read more...

Why Your Chiro HATES Your Strength Coach?

Well they don't necessarily hate each other. That's a strong word. They're forced to compete due to the current state of our preventative health market. But they're always saying the other one is 'wrong.' Well who should you listen to and why? Today I saw a really...

Coach is Salty: A User Guide: The Holiday Edition

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   It’s that time of year!  The time of year where we all come together to reflect on how amazing our past 365 ¼ days were and to share our company with those we deem most important.  It’s a time of giving, love...

Secret Success

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   If you're feeling stuck in the pursuit of your goals fear not!  Today I am going to reveal to you a weird trick that will undoubtedly propel you towards achievement in the pursuit of your goals during the year...

Cueing While Lifting

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach of Valhalla Barbell Club   "BACK TIGHT...SWEEP...TALL CHEST...HEAD THROUGH...REACH, REACH, REACH"!  Today, I want to talk about cueing while lifting.  More specifically the coach who cues too much.  As coaches we've all done it.  The...

My First Competition

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   Lately I’ve been feeling sort of nostalgic.  It’s the end of the year and typically at this point I like to take stock of the year by reflecting on different parts of my life.  Basically, I like to sit down and...

Weightlifting Class or “Barbell Club”, Fake News?!

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach of Valhalla Barbell Club   The first thing I'll lead off with in this article is...a class that meets once or twice a week (which most gyms call a barbell club) is in fact...NOT a barbell club.  That is why today I’m going to break...

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...

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...

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...