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External rotation in squat and easy fixes

Ted O'Neil talks about the squat and breaks down Jake's form and what he can do to become even better.

Easy Posterior Chain Development

This video focused on the deadlift. Ted O'Neill coaches Antonio who went from low 300 pulls to mid 500 lbs in under 6 months at Diablo Barbell.

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Founded by Ted O'Neill, for over 15 years, Diablo Barbell has been creating elite athletes and physical transformations out of people of all ages, body types and experience levels.



Ted O'Neill is a sought after Strength Coach and Exercise Therapist. His motto is "Every problem has a solution." As the Founder and Head Strength Coach at Diablo Barbell, he has developed over 40 Elite Powerlifters and counting, 5 MMA World Champions, 4 BJJ Black Belts, 3 National Wrestling Champions and successful athletes from many other sports.

Dr. Andrea Vitz


CEO of Emotional Sobriety Movement, LevelheadedDoc, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Relationship Coach, Author and National Powerlifting Champion.

Dr Vitz excels in many areas in an effort to better serve her clients and patients. Her belief is you are never done growing and improving which makes her an inspiration both on the training floor and in life.

Stephen Bartlett


From a skinny kid that walked into Diablo weighing maybe 165 lbs, Steve ultimately morphed into an elite lifter in the 242 class. Stephen excelled and earned his first Elite total in 2013 with a 1,945 lbs and again on June 12, 2013 with 2,105 lbs total ALSO at 242 lbs bodyweight. He has since assisted in our conditioning program, resulting in a 65 lb weight loss! Stephen is still powerlifting at his current lower weight of 181 lbs and just obtained yet another Elite total of 1535lbs.

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