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Bench Press, The Forgotten CrossFit movement.

     This was an exciting weekend for CrossFit and the central region.  It was amazing to watch the athletes from all around compete and display their athletic abilities.  The unfortunate aspect of this year has been the amount of pectoral injuries we have seen.  We can

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Youth Athletes and Training for Sport

Youth Athletes and Training for Sport

Today’s blog is going to talk about youth athletes and how they should train for “sport”.  Let’s talk about what I mean by “sport”.  Sport is referring to any specific sport weather that be football, baseball, soccer, etc.  Now let’s talk about what I mean by “youth

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Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Why do some athletes achieve high levels of sports results and some do not?  This is a question I am often asked.  “Matt why can’t I do a kipping pull up?”,  “Matt my snatch technique sucks”.  These are comments I often hear from many different athletes.  Why

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Gear in Weight Training

Gear in Weight Training

This is a blog article I have been wanting to write for a long time.  I know I am going to get some push back for this but so be it.  In all the competitions I have been to, it never fails, I see athletes with gym

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Mobility and CrossFit

Mobility and CrossFit

    Mobility and CrossFit Why are we even doing it? Matthew Biolsi – June 21, 2016 How flexible are you.  Let’s be honest most of us aren’t nearly as flexible as we want to be.  Even those of us who are flexible, what is the point of

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American Youth and Weightlifting

American Youth and Weightlifting

It’s been an amazing week for Team DCL Weightlifting.  I had the privilege of taking Danielle and Makinley to the USAW 2016 National Youth Championships and our girls performed phenomenally over these past few days.  Over the weekend I had made several observations of the future of

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Are you a competitive CrossFitter or are you looking to be fit for life?

Are you a competitive CrossFitter or are you looking to be fit for life?

This article is intended to address where we have come as a sport in CrossFit.  The concept of CrossFit was ingenious.  We are told to focus on functional movement patterns and movements to increase our general physical preparedness, or GPP.  The idea is great and the methodology

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1st pull in the snatch and clean

If the Pull is off, the lift will be as well. The 1st Pull in the Snatch and Clean makes the difference between a successful and missed lift. Trenz Pruca – March 17, 2016 The importance of the 1st pull   A lot of powerlifting coaches will

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Breathing Mechanics

Breathe People…Breathe!!  Proper Breathing Mechanics for Weightlifting and Metabolic Conditioning Dcl Blog #3 – February 17, 2016You have to breathe!!! From the day we are born, we have involuntary muscle movements.  Our body is born knowing how to do certain things.  It knows how to pump blood

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Importance of Box Jumps in Explosive Training

Importance of box jumps in explosive training. Matt Biolsi DCL Blog #2             It’s time to clear up some misconceptions of explosive training.  Lately, I’ve been working with a couple of rugby athletes and they were asking me to help improve their “explosive power”.  Even though I

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