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Rooting Drills and Why it Matters

Rooting Drills and Why it Matters

Why is rooting so important?
Keep in mind that your foot is the platform in which the rest of your body works and functions optimally. The majority of people look past rooting, seeing it as one of those minute details that doesn't matter as much. They'll end up chasing TFL pain, movement dysfunction, knees caving in, or whatever it may be. But it turns out- it actually had to do with rooting your feet. This is one of the big primary things we need to focus on and develop, because otherwise the rest of your body won't be functioning optimally.

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Difficulty Getting Under The Bar? Tips To Better Shoulder Mobility And Positioning In The Squat.

Whether you’re a high bar squatter or low bar squatter, optimal positioning of the bar on your back and how you support the bar on your back with your hands and arms is factored in when considering the ability to create trunk stiffness, as well as considering the management of wrist, elbow, and shoulder aches and pains in the back squat. 

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Why “Chest Up” In The Squat Is Wrong

Why “Chest Up” In The Squat Is Wrong

The importance of integrating the thoracic spine into your core stabilization is often overlooked or coached incorrectly. I am going to cover multiple aspects of T-Spine position in the squat, with multiple videos. If you have T-Spine extension while squatting, you have the opportunity to put 10-15 percent on top of 

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Is Hand And Elbow Position Sabotaging Your Squat?

Is Hand And Elbow Position Sabotaging Your Squat?

The next step in correcting upper body position in the squat is to take the proper core stabilization we learned and integrate this stabilization all the way up to your shoulders supporting the bar. This will involve where you place your hands and what you do with them. We have already reviewed the importance of mainta

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The Greatest Feats Of Strength In 2016 | A Video Compilation

The Greatest Feats Of Strength In 2016 | A Video Compilation

The year 2016 has been a monumental year for strength sports, with some previously “unbreakable” barriers being broken and incredible athletes pushing the boundary of what we thought to be humanly possible. Here is a compilation of what the editors at Kabuki Power think are the  greatest feats of strength from this year (so far). We hope you enjoy! (note that these are in no particular order)

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Setting Up For A Stronger Squat [Tips For A Stronger Unrack]

Setting Up For A Stronger Squat [Tips For A Stronger Unrack]

Staying in the same vein of my last article I’ll be giving you some tips on things you could be doing to make your setup in the squat more efficient.

There is a lack of attention that is paid to how people bring the bar out of the rack. I am no exception to that and I used to be the same way.

My squat form has always been decent, but I’ve never paid a lot of attention to my squat-unrack. Then I came across the quote, “If it starts badly it’s probably going to end worse”. Then it clicked; if my setup is bad my squat is likely going to be bad too (or at least not as strong and efficient as it could be). I knew the importance of breathing, bracing, foot placement etc. during the actual movement, but when it came to unracking the bar, my only thought was to get the bar out of the rack without dying. Hopefully, I can save some of you from making the same mistakes I have.

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Why Chuck Taylors Are The Worst Shoe For Strength Athletes

Why Chuck Taylors Are The Worst Shoe For Strength Athletes

This week we are going to discuss popular footwear for individuals interested in training for strength. More people than not choose footwear for function over form. However, if you are someone who often chooses the latter of the two options who have probably made decisions based on what the footwear does for you, not necessarily what it is doing to you. Let me break that down just a little bit:

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