Does a bigger squat or deadlift always mean a bigger quick lift? Is there an ideal ratio between these lifts and your Olympic lifts? Yes, there is, and here's what a bad ratio means you need to do.
Your performance in one lift, even a similar one, does not necessarily correlate to your performance in another. Let me tell you a story about pubs and churches to explain.
Weightlifting might be an individual sport, but it is best trained for in a group setting. Here are the reasons I believe the most successful lifters came from a real team setting.
In any kind of weight training there are three vital contact points: the floor, the barbell, and the body. The relationships between these points define your ability to transfer force.
Here are twenty things for you to think about and implement next time you're practicing your clean and jerk. Twenty little things can make a huge difference in your performance.
We are often told that we should learn from our mistakes. But how do we analyze our winning performances and what do we learn from them?
You might think accounting and weightlifting have nothing in common, but they both come down to numbers. If you aren't analyzing all your training numbers, you're wasting time and energy.
To be a good weightlifting coach you must understand the full scope of what you are coaching, and the order in which to address it. I'm going to break it down, component by component, and show you.
Maybe you hit all your lifts in the gym, but when you get on the platform at the meet everything seems to go wrong. Why is this and what can you do to overcome this performance anxiety?
Is it just me or are there a million variations of the power clean? Which one should you be using in your training and why? New research examines the power output of multiple versions of the clean.
The relationship between jumping ability and weightlifting performance is strong, but how do you build your jumping? Here are some drills appropriate for lifters of all ages and stages of development.
If you've ever attended or competing in an Olympic weightlifting meet, you've no doubt encountered the drama of the "press-out" call from the judges. Should the rules be relaxed or remain as they are?
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