Dresdin Archibald

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Every firm has a certain amount of overhead. In the human body, we can think of our body fat as overhead. How does this overhead affect us as weightlifters?
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
Do you remember the lessons you learned in high school physics? Well, you should, because it turns out they're not only relevant to weightlifting, but mighty helpful.
Here is an analysis of the current world records across all age categories. I wanted to see how consistent percentages of snatch to clean and jerk were across weight and sex categories.
The clean ends with the bar racked on your shoulders, whereas the jerk starts from there. Even so, many lifters find the need to readjust the position of their rack. Why is this?
Last week we talked about the snatch grip width, so naturally this week we are going to move on to the clean and jerk.
One question that most people have when they first start to learn the snatch is, "How wide should the grip be?" Here are the differences between the grips and how to determine the best width for you.
Just as in the clean, we now have another opportunity to take advantage of the springiness of the bar in order to complete the lift. Here's how you do it.
This is about one of the tricks of the trade used by elite lifters that might be of use to those of you cleaning substantial weight in the squat style. This technique is called "catching the bounce."
Weightlifting is often misunderstood by the general public and, sadly, by people in other sports as well. Here are the top ten biggest myths about weightlifting, and why they're totally untrue.
We now come to a point in competition just before the lifter is to lift the barbell. So what happens at this point? He or she goes into a light trance. Yes, a trance - a weightlifter's trance.
After you relax, center your mind, visualize the lift, ground your body, and charge up your lungs, you are ready to lift. During that lift you have one other process to consider - discharging.