Olympic Weightlifting

This video will get you fired up - there's no question about that. But it's not your everyday lifting video.
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.
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?
The halting explosive push up to plates is used to help improve upper body strength and explosiveness.
The jumping medicine ball throw is an exercise used for general physical preparation. It helps to improve overall explosiveness.
The snatch pull, or extension, from blocks above the knee is an exercise used to reinforce the mechanics of the second pull.
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.
The snatch pull is an exercise used to strengthen the pulling muscles, or reinforce pulling mechanics.
The medicine ball backwards throw improves upper body explosion and reinforces proper extension mechanics.
The power clean from blocks below the knee helps to improve the speed of the barbell, and the power of the athlete.
The power snatch from blocks below the knee is an exercise to help improve the speed of the barbell throughout the pull.
The snatch press from the squat position is an exercise used to strengthen the torso and improve mobility.
The clean pull to above the knee helps to improve strength for the first pull.
The clean pull to the knee helps improve strength and mechanics for the first pull.
The clean pull helps improve the strength and power in the muscles involved in pulling the barbell off the floor during the clean.
The press from split position is an exercise to help strengthen the athlete's position in the split of the jerk, as well as improve the balance in that position.
The snatch deadlift from blocks above the knee is used to create neuromuscular facilitation for subsequent snatch training, as well as helping to strengthen the torso.
The snatch deadlift from blocks below the knee helps strengthen the muscles that are involved in pulling the barbell from the floor during the snatch.