It’s always been my contention that poor form is like terrorism, if you see something, SAY something. Granted, this mantra is usually only limited to the athletes that I am responsible for but when you’re, I don’t know, say Clemson’s Football program and you post some pretty appalling movement on social media, you lend yourself to public criticism.
This week John takes the lead in discussing the viral bench press video featuring Ryan Norton of Clemson. In case you missed it, you can find the clip in our show notes or just google it. Having had extended experience in a number of competitive weight rooms, John explains how it’s even possible to glamorize such poor movement and in such an unapologetic way.
Power Athlete’s stance has always been increasing performance through proper posture and position so it’s no surprise that we feel compelled to speak on this topic. There are so many implications from not just that video, but weight room culture and leadership all around the country. Have a listen to our conversation to find out why this type of training is still widely accepted and what we can learn from it.
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Be sure to have a look online at that video if you haven’t already. And for god’s sake, have an opinion about it. At some point, you have to draw a line in the sand and say – ok, that’s just a shitty lift, I don’t care how hard he’s “trying”.
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A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.
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