Olympic Weightlifting

Friday Flicks: In Klokov We Trust - A Journey of Strength

This week, we are taken through a strength journey. The journey is that of Dmitry Klokov - Russian Olympic weightlifter, a weightlifting world champion, and an Olympic silver medalist.

How Barbell Knurling Differs and How This Impacts Different Lifters

Let's talk about barbell knurling. How does it differ between barbells? How does it affect different lifters? How do you prep your hands to deal with it?

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Halting Explosive Push Up to Plates

The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Jumping Medicine Ball Throw

The jumping medicine ball throw is an exercise used for general physical preparation. It helps to improve overall explosiveness.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Pull From Blocks Above the Knee

The snatch pull, or extension, from blocks above the knee is an exercise used to reinforce the mechanics of the second pull.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Pull to the Knee

The snatch pull to the knee is an exercise that helps improve the strength of the muscles involved in pulling the barbell off the floor during the snatch.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Pull

The snatch pull is an exercise used to strengthen the pulling muscles, or reinforce pulling mechanics.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Medicine Ball Backwards Throw

The medicine ball backwards throw improves upper body explosion and reinforces proper extension mechanics.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Power Clean From Blocks Below the Knee

The power clean from blocks below the knee helps to improve the speed of the barbell, and the power of the athlete.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Power Snatch From Blocks Below the Knee

The power snatch from blocks below the knee is an exercise to help improve the speed of the barbell throughout the pull.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Snatch Press From the Squat

The snatch press from the squat position is an exercise used to strengthen the torso and improve mobility.

Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Pull to Above the Knee

The clean pull to above the knee helps to improve strength for the first pull.

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