Ilya, Vasya, Yasha: A Trifecta of Awesomeness, Part 2

Ilya, Vasya, Yasha: A Trifecta of Awesomeness, Part 2

NOTE:┬áPart 1┬ácan be read here. As far as general mechanics and technique goes, Ilya, Vasya, and Yasha all subscribe to a style of lifting that is largely popularized as the “Soviet” or “Eastern European” style of weightlifting. I’m not going to go into all the […]

Ilya, Vasya, Yasha: A Trifecta of Awesomeness, Part 1

We had the pleasure of hosting Ilya Ilyin, Vasily Polovnikov, and Yasha Kahn this past August at Black & Red, where they spent the day hosting a training session that had un-freaking-believable energy to it and then continued with an afternoon session of technique breakdown […]

Coaching: An Acquired Flavor

I make no bones that my coaching style is not everybody’s cup of coffee (mm… coffee). As with any discipline or profession, there are folks that respond differently to instruction and the way it is communicated. Even amongst coaching staff at B&R, we all have […]

Every Day is Day 1

This is part of an open letter I wrote to our members around the end of 2016 and into 2017.. but kept it to myself. When I read it again, I think it’s safe to say that this letter has some timelessness to it–we will […]