3 Tips to shooting a Welded Video

By: Trent Soares


#1 Find a Banger! 

(Banger is a song that goes hard in the paint)

A good video needs a heavy drop, almost as heavy as the loaded barbell that smashes the floor and recoils up into the height of the athlete’s knee caps. Nobody wants to watch a PR to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. This is tip number one because it will help ease the editing process to make fluid cuts and allow the bass to match the catch of jerk, etc.


#2 Get awkward  

Best footage comes from doing weird things. Get up into an athlete’s grill while they are going for a 1 rep max deadlift. I have been walking around the gym with a skateboard and as awkward enough as it is, it has given me the best footage I have to date. The pan effects allows me to catch more than one athlete and provides a fluid piece that I can match other still clips with.  Looking like the Pink Panther, as I stick my butt out and tip toe around the rig with my glide cam, doesn’t help my cool factor raise any higher. Guess you have to swallow some dignity when you press the big red button.


#3 Tie your shoes! 

Last tip is more than tying your shoes, but to be aware of your surroundings. Going into the battlefield can be quite dangerous when your eyes are locked on a 3×3 inch monitor. Be careful of dropping barbells, dumbbells, and loose shoelaces. Not that I have any experience with falling on my back from these items.


If you haven’t noticed already I will be in charge of most of the video content that Double Edge produces. If you see me with the Camera out, don’t be shy and hide your character. I will need that emotion to help pull my videos together. I don’t have much experience but I’d be happy to help and I am also open to advice on things I could perfect. To see some of the work head to our YouTube page and remember to subscribe for instant updates of new uploads. Be on the lookout for the Welded Open 16.1 Friday Night Throwdown collaboration. Thank you for the support!








Warm Up:

30/24 cal machine

2 Rounds: 12 OH Plate Lunges, 12 V-ups

1 Min Hip Capsule Each Side, 15 PVC PT GM



8 Singles Back Squat @85%
Every 1:20

Lean: No Strength





3 Rounds
20/15 Cal Bike
15 TTB
10 Lateral Burpees
5 Squat Cleans 135/95

Adv: 185/125

Open 16.2 Tomorrow!


Welded Lean

2K Row For Time
Rest 3 Min
100/80 Cal Bike For Time
Rest 3 min
50 Burpees For Time


Mobility Of the Day: T-Spine Plate Smash (pg. 235)

Improves: Posture, Overhead Position, Joint Mechanics




Strengthen & Lengthen

6 to 7am

Broga & Brews

5:30 to 6:30pm




Dips and Triceps