Training Tips to Improve your Snatch Technique

  Learning the Snatch technique is one of the hardest skills to master. A big snatch requires all the elements of flexibility, strength, power and technique, When you set up, check your feet, knees, hips and shoulders. Firstly, start with your toes under the bar Hips should always be lower than your shoulders, Working backwards from the snatch is the ideal problem solver. Finally, if there are issues transitioning from …

The 9-minute exercise routine that can be done anywhere, anytime

If your New Year’s resolution to exercise more has already been broken, all hope is not lost. Two Vancouver fitness experts have developed an exercise routine that’s too simple to ignore and it only takes nine minutes. Fitness coach Nick Middleton and his business partner Phil Wittmer run Westcoast Strength and Movement. Their nine-minute workout includes nine exercises to be done for one minute each, with breaks in between. The …

Finding Fitness: CrossFit

Crossfit is probably one of the most debated fitness activities that have divided fitness fanatics all around the world. This high-intensity training fitness regime, created in 2000 by Greg Glassman, incorporates elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, callisthenics, strongman and many more training methods. Glassman, a former gymnast, developed this activity after discovering that he could get stronger by using dumbbells and barbells rather than just …