Olympic Weightlifting

Programming for the American (Clean and Working) Weightlifter

Here are four weeks of weightlifting programming. Two weeks of a conditioning phase and two weeks of a strength cycle. This is how I program for my athletes.

How High School Physics Can Help Us With Our Weightlifting

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.

The Neurological Benefits of Clean and Snatch Complexes

We’re going to look at motor unit recruitment, proprioception, and the central nervous system and how using complexes trains each of these to make us better lifters.

But What Do They Mean? An Analysis of Weightlifting World Records

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.

20 More Tips That Will Make You Better at Olympic Weightlifting

Part of my job as a weightlifting coach is to simplify the complexities of the sport, and provide you with a framework of concepts from which you can hang your lifts and experiences.

The Pause Method for Teaching Olympic Weightlifting to the Beginner

The Pause Method allows the coach to segment the lift so the athlete can develop spatial orientation and find these same positions on his own quickly, as is required for lifting heavy weights.

Proper Rack Positioning in the Clean and Jerk (and How to Adjust Mid-Lift)

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?

How to Determine Your Jerk Grip Width

Last week we talked about the snatch grip width, so naturally this week we are going to move on to the clean and jerk.

Weightlifting Shoes: Why You Need a Pair, What to Look For, and When to Wear Them

If I had a pound for every time I’m asked about Olympic weightlifting shoes, well, I’d be able to afford plenty more pairs of shoes. Here's everything you need to know about weightlifting shoes

The Outlaw Experience: A Weekend at the Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp

Is the Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp worth the time and money? Without a doubt, and here's why.

How to Determine Your Snatch Grip Width

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.

4 Reasons Bodybuilding Is Important for Weightlifting

Bodybuilding has been looked at as the redheaded stepchild in terms of a training modality, but in truth it can be a potent modality to complement and aid in the development of the weightlifter.

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