In this video we're focusing on increasing mobility in the overhead position and Olympian Holley Mangold helps us demonstrate the drills.
The Ella Cross develops jerk mechanics. Do this drill with a partner to get feedback on your foot placement.
In this video we look at being able to sit deep between our heels. It is vital to have mobility in our hips to hit the starting and receiving positions in weightlifting.
Learn proper technique for the wide stance good morning. This drill is good for the hamstrings and calves, as well as the spine and vertebral column.
The jerk balance reinforces the idea of stepping through during the jerk. Combine this exercise with the Canella Cross drill from last week.
In this video we highlight dorsiflexion. Good dorsiflexion means your knees can move over your toes allowing you to sit between your ankles - also known as a good start or bottom position.
This week we're going back in time with some vintage footage from the 1959 A.A.U. Championships in York, Pennsylvania - including a brief appearance from weightlifting legend Tommy Kono!
The Cannella Cross reinforces proper foot placement during the jerk. For this exercise you will need a piece of chalk and a training partner to give you some feedback.
The clean grip overhead squat improves mobility in the shoulder girdle as well as torso strength. Combine this drill with the clean grip snatch exercise from last week.
The clean grip snatch improves extension mechanics, reinforces arm action when under the bar, and builds speed.
Have you ever cleaned a weight only to fight yourself at the top trying to get comfortable to do the jerk? Often the issue is mobility. Here are drills you can use to improve your position.
Today's drill, the jerk from behind the neck, minimizes stress on the torso muscles while also reinforcing jerk mechanics.
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