#346 – Biomechanics & Barbells

Niki & Andrew talk to Karl Schudt about biomechanics for strength training:  why it matters and why it’s interesting, and how it can help you as a lifter and coach.


Why study biomechanics for strength training?

Biomechanics allows us to understand what constrains our lifting (gravity, center of mass, center of balance, limb lengths) and helps offer solutions.  It explains why lifters with different anthropometries will have different back angles for the same lift and why a lifter might be better at the squat than the deadlift.  It helps explain why certain errors might occur and how we might solve these errors.  It explains why we might recommend lifting a certain way.  Finally, it’s fun and interesting.

If you’re interested in learning more about biomechanics click here to sign up for our biomechanics self-paced masters classes.

If you’re interested in learning more about lifting and coaching click here to sign up for the Coaching Academy.




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