Yes, the snatch is a tremendous full-body lift, and yes, it displays great strength and athleticism. But why are you trying to do it so much? Do you know how little the Russians actually did it?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Is the Outlaw Olympic Lifting Specialty Camp worth the time and money? Without a doubt, and here's why.
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