COACH'S CORNER

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...

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...

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...