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Maintaining your position – Gustavo Dantas – Jits Magazine – Full Series

Nova Uniao USA chief, Gustavo Dantas gives you an in-depth explanation of how to maintain position and shows a few sweet sweeps. He uses the z-guard as an example position.


Posterior Chain Exercises

In the first part of a 3-part series, California Strength Head Strength Coach, Ernie Hernandez (MS, CSCS), explains some of the bi-lateral exercises that we use with our athletes and weightlifters to work on the posterior chain. These exercises include the eccentric glut ham raise, lying leg curl, reverse hyper, and back extension.

Part 2 will discuss uni-lateral movements, so stay tuned!

In part 2 of our Posterior Chain Exercise series, we continue to highlight exercises that we utilize to improve lagging strength in the hamstrings, and in particular fix imbalances in this video. In Part 1, we discussed the various bilateral movements that we use. In this video, we discuss some of the unilateral movements that we recommend, including the Single-leg Romanian Deadlift (RDL), the Kneeling Hamstring Curl, the Death March, and the 5-cone Touch. California Strength Head Strength Coach, Ernie Hernandez, demonstrates the technique for each exercise, as well as some of the benefits and targeted muscles for each.

In the 3rd and final segment of our Posterior Chain Video Series, Head Strength Coach Ernie Hernandez (MS, CSCS) discusses the big movements that we utilize for posterior chain training.


CrossFit – Invitational Archives

Archived footage of the first-ever CrossFit Invitational, presented by Reebok.


Terere BJJ Seminar

BJJ technique – the arm bar from knee on belly.

Choke from side mount

Triangle from side

by Terere

Snatch, How To, Olympic Weightlifting – Glenn Pendlay, Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward

The California Strength team demonstrates the first of three parts on how to learn Olympic Weightlifting snatch technique. Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.

The intro is Nikolay Hristov snatching 180kg. Nikolay trained with California Strength from 2006 to 2008 when Ivan Abadjiev was the coach of the team.

The California Strength Team demonstrates how to learn the Olympic Weightlifting Snatch. In this second of three parts, Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.

The intro is a clip of Donny Shankle hitting a lifetime personal record of 173.5 kg in the snatch.

The third and final instructional video on learning the snatch for Olympic Weightlifting, taught by the California Strength Team. Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.

The intro is a former California Strength Team member James Moser at the 2007 Junior World Championships.