DELTA Weightlifting is different from any other gym in the Sacramento area. Weightlifting is not only a demonstration of the body’s ability to display strength and power, it is also a demonstration of the body’s ability to display movement through proper ranges of motion. Read the blog to find useful information.
There are no bad movements – just poor understanding, shitty implementation, and even worse execution. Just because you don’t completely understand an exercise or can’t communicate effectively to teach and coach your athletes to do something proficiently, doesn’t mean that the movement or exercise has a purpose and validity in training athletes. For whatever reason, […]
With the conclusion of the 2019 Pan American Championships recently, I reached out to fellow coach, friend, and rockstar, Dane Miller, to see what he learned from his experiences coaching at the most successful international meet in Team USA history. For those of you who are not familiar with Dane, he is the owner of […]
Elite weightlifters are some of the most dynamic and impressive sagittal strength athletes in the world. They display impressive speed, power, mobility, and stability with a barbell. But given all of these traits, we are left with one question: are they athletic? In my most recent article for Power Athlete, “Weightlifter Training Holes,” I address […]
While it may look easy, there are lots of ins and outs that go into managing the competition process for your athlete, and your first coaching experience at a meet can be highly stressful and surprisingly exhausting. And, not really knowing what’s going on nor what to do will only compound those feelings; the worst […]
In my most recent article for Power Athlete, I challenge coaches to expand their horizons and get out of their comfort zones in order to grow – making the transition from an “amateur” coach to a “professional” coach. In the world of performance it’s common practice for a coach to label themselves as a system […]
Weightlifting is an art. The ability for someone to seamlessly and effortlessly lift a barbell with skill, precision, finesse, and power is a beautiful sight to behold. Someone attempting to “muscle” a lift invites only failure. By doing this, the athlete disgraces both him/herself and the art, exposing a poor mental and physical approach to […]
Our role as strength coaches is to best prepare our athletes for the physical demands imposed on them through their sport. In order to do that, we must design our programs to DRIVE specific adaptations in order to ENHANCE certain performance traits. As our athletes progress, our programs must as well, to continue to drive […]
Passion and patience. On Episode 55 of Coaches Tuck Radio, Don is joined by Andrea Hudy, the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, at The University of Kansas. Andrea handles the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s basketball team and oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports. With over […]
While I’ve written and talked about the importance of having a vision, values, and a philosophy (not about training, but about who and what you are), it’s been some time since I’ve publicly articulated exactly what those are for DELTA Weightlifting. I wanted to take this opportunity to share, or in some cases re-share, with […]
On Episode 54 of Coaches Tuck Radio, Don and Aaron jump right in where they left off on Part 1. They touch on the sacrifices involved in coaching, the importance of charging what you’re worth as a coach, values, and mentorship. Listen NOW!