Thruster Fix: Eliminate the Early Press
Written By Cat Blatner
(Originally Published on March 20, 2016)

Timing is everything when it comes to barbell cycling a thruster! Every time a thruster is programmed into a workout, I try to remind my athletes about timing.

The Early Press

A common fault that I have seen super constantly is pressing the barbell off of the shoulders before reaching full extension through the legs; i.e. performing a core-to-extremity violation. This is detrimental to the overall power output onto the barbell and can create a much more taxing movement as the arms now have to do much more work!

Thruster Fix: Eliminate the Early Press
Written By Cat Blatner
(Originally Published on March 20, 2016)

Timing is everything when it comes to barbell cycling a thruster! Every time a thruster is programmed into a workout, I try to remind my athletes about timing.

The Early Press

A common fault that I have seen super constantly is pressing the barbell off of the shoulders before reaching full extension through the legs; i.e. performing a core-to-extremity violation. This is detrimental to the overall power output onto the barbell and can create a much more taxing movement as the arms now have to do much more work!

Do You Have Chronic Snacksidents?
Written By Cat Blatner

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Maybe you have been struggling to rid yourself of those last few pounds and you are convinced that your diet is perfectly on point. It’s time to really evaluate your caloric intake and make sure you aren’t having a snacksident problem.

Snack-si-dent
noun

An unfortunate snack that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in extra junk in the trunk or other areas of soft adipose tissue accumulation.

Do You Have Chronic Snacksidents?
Written By Cat Blatner

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Maybe you have been struggling to rid yourself of those last few pounds and you are convinced that your diet is perfectly on point. It’s time to really evaluate your caloric intake and make sure you aren’t having a snacksident problem.

Snack-si-dent
noun

An unfortunate snack that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in extra junk in the trunk or other areas of soft adipose tissue accumulation.

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Quit the Chronic Running To Improve Your Running!
Written by Cat Blatner

In my experience as a coach, I have worked with hundreds of individuals in classes and private sessions that come from a chronic running background. It’s pretty common to have a period in your life where you thought that running 6+ miles a day was the way to create a slimmer you! Believe me, we’ve all been there! Those days have long passed for most of us (hopefully) and people are finding out that running might not be the best way to improve their body composition.