Olympic Weightlifting

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.

Catching the Bounce, Part 2: The Jerk

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.

Catching the Bounce, Part 1: The Clean

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."

10 Myths About Olympic Weightlifting That Need to Stop

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.

Psychology in the Weightlifting Arena, Part 5 - Charging Up

We've learned to relax and center ourselves. Now it's right before the lift and it's time to charge ourselves up. There is a right and a wrong way to do this, and a right and a wrong amount to do.

An Olympic Weightlifting Training Glossary: Terms All Good Coaches Must Understand

There is a reason for standardized terminology, and that is so confusion is minimized. To help newer coaches, here is a list of useful weightlifting terms and exactly what they mean.

How to Properly Order Exercises in Your Weightlifting Session

I often run across coaches who slap together training programs with no thought to the issue of exercise sequence and the results can be damaging, especially with new lifters.

The Value of Competition: What Weightlifters Know That the Hippies Didn't

At times during my active weightlifting career I was asked why I competed. What could I possibly get out of it? I got something people who are afraid to compete will never ever have in their lives.

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