It's unpleasant, but it's inevitable. Eventually all athletes (and all weightlifters) must retire from the game. What does this look like for different athletes and why do they make the choice?
An important ratio for a weightlifter to know is the ratio of the snatch to the clean and jerk. I'm going to tell you why it's important and how to make appropriate training adjustments.
Does training the power clean and power snatch train speed? The answer is no. I'll explain why in this article and explain what the power movements ARE useful for developing in your athletes.
Do some countries have a genetic advantage when it comes to certain sports? Do Eastern Europeans do well at weightlifting because they're short? Are they even short? Read on for my analysis.
What does 19th Century Britain have in common with Canadian hockey? Or American weightlifting? Read on to find out how history repeats itself and if America will ever win a weightlifting gold.
Early on in my weightlifting career I became loyal to the 82.5kg weight class - to the detriment of my entire competitive career. Learn from my mistakes and choose the right weight class for you.
Every beginning coach makes the same mistakes. They over-coach, say too much, and overwhelm their students. What they need is a lesson plan so simple they can write it on a bar napkin while drunk.
Coaching cues should be simple and understandable. Learn how to break your cues down into learnable chunks and how to apply these cues both in the training room and on the competition platform.
Learn a little history about competitive strength sports while pondering the question - is it possible to train powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting at the same time? Can you be competitive at both?
This exercise is for beginners who have a tendency to swing the weight while learning the snatch or have arms that are too weak to perform the movement correctly.
If you want to be a good coach, accept you can't be a good person. You will lie, you will omit, you will shun the truth. If you don't, your lifters will fail. Here are three big lies about the snatch.
Learning the Olympic lifts is only possible after the lifter knows the positions at the completion of each movement. This article focuses on three exercises that teach the “feeling” of the bottom.
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