On Saturday, December, 9th, join us for a fun afternoon of lifting heavy weights and eating delicious food!
All Bay Strength and Training Station athletes are invited to gather for some exercise, food, and good company. We ask everyone to bring a food item, potluck style. We will also have a grill and be cooking fresh meat and veggies.
Bay Strength coach Katherine Bickford has teamed up with fellow Starting Strength Coach Cassi Niemann to launch a new podcast, More Female Strength!
More Female Strength features candid conversations on strength and its culture for the more female lifter. Cassi and Katherine discuss training topics with a healthy heaping of perspective, feelings, and humor.
Achieving full depth in the squat is critical to effective strength training. Squatting through the greatest effective range of motion best builds useful strength. Full depth squats, in which the lifter goes below parallel — the hip joint dropping below the top of the knee — are also important for safety: partial squats produce unbalanced forces across the knee, whereas correctly performed full depth squats produce balanced forces across the knee.
One challenge new lifters face is knowing where full depth is. This blog post will help you verify that you are achieving full depth, and offer fixes to some common problems that you can implement if you are having trouble.
If you’re reading this blog post, you are likely someone who takes your training seriously. Maybe you’ve been training for some time, but feel your results aren’t what they could be. Or maybe you’re just getting started, and want to do everything the right way from the beginning.
Either way, the question isn’t whether you need a coach, because the answer for everyone is, “yes.” The question you should instead ask yourself is: “How much coaching do I need?”