Teaching the ThrusterTaylor Johnston
The Thruster. Arguably one of our favorite movements, as well as one of the most challenging in almost any training scenario. The thruster is a true full body movement that combines a full-depth squat with a press to lockout overhead. It is a serious "bang for buck" movement when it comes to athletic development.
Teaching the Front SquatTaylor Johnston
One of the 3 most common loaded variations of our standard air squat - the Front Squat is widely regarded as the most "athletic" of the weighted squat movements. When attempting the Front Squat for the first time, there are a few main coaching points to keep in mind.
Teaching the Overhead SquatTaylor Johnston
One of our very favorite movements here at PLT4M, the overhead squat is a must-have in any athletic training program. Here's how to teach your athletes the overhead squat.
Teaching the Back SquatTaylor Johnston
Once our athletes have mastered the foundational air squat (and only then), the first loaded variation we introduce is the "High Bar Back Squat". The back squat, along with the bench press and barbell deadlift, is one of the 3 "Power Lifts" and is widely considered one of the best tools for developing raw strength.
How to Teach the SquatTaylor Johnston
The Squat. Arguably the most foundational movement within any fitness or training program. Why? It's simple. Mastering it boasts the most bang for your buck.
Fix Your DeadliftCoach Bres
For good reason, the Deadlift is beloved by coaches everywhere. It is an excellent way to develop pure, total body strength as well as reinforce good posture and proper mechanics that relate to many other movements. Unfortunately, though, it is also a movement where strength can trump form - it's too easy to do it the wrong way.