olympic weightlifting

Instead of trying to make weightlifters more like everyone else, I'm going to see if I can get everyone to be more like weightlifters. Let's Keep Weightlifters Weird!
Even though I spend a lot of time drilling technique, fundamentally, a snatch is an exercise where the bar starts on the ground and ends up over your head. That's about it.
Gone are the days where you have to spend $250 to get a pair of shoes that will last you years. Now you can spend almost HALF of that, and have shoes that will last you for years.
Coaches like me are expensive. We charge big money and then turn right around and make YOU do all the work. What gives? Find out why you need and coach, and why they ARE worth it.
It is not unusual to find a divide when it comes to what style of training is best. A classic battle exists between High Intensity Training and Olympic weightlifting. Why not have both?
Still on the fence about purchasing weightlifting shoes? There is much debate in the CrossFit community regarding the necessity of weightlifting shoes.
In part two of our interview, John Farr talks about the state of American coaching and American athletes competing on the international level. He doesn't see a great immediate future on either front.
For John Farr, former UCLA strength and conditioning coach, and currently Olympic weightlifting coach and champion, it all comes down to one thing for him and his athletes - mental toughness.
The so-called "Bulgarian" methods of training have crawled their way out of the darkened clubs of the hardcore and reached into the light. What is it and how do you do it? Read on!
It's time to learn one of the essential kettlebell movements - the clean and jerk. Learn how to safely execute the movement to keep your joints safe while developing explosive power.
There are always arguments about whether weightlifters should BANG the hips with the bar or if they should BRUSH the hips with the bar. What they both share is the bar gets into the hip.
How can bad memory be a good thing? How can we use the "plasticity" of our brains to help us lift more weight? Some simple concepts and practices can have you lifting more.
Learn the basics on how to properly perform a kettlebell snatch - including how NOT to get smacked in the forearm. Build strength and explosive power using this movement.
Use this video, that l call The Fab 5 Snatch Drill as your template for the learning the snatch. Get the positions, get the transitions, and practice, practice, practice.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
Does thinking too much interfere with your workouts? Learn how the brain actually works and how to use simple meditation to reach your full athletic potential.
If you want to get good at weightlifting and take control of your fitness, it might be better to use Charlie Brown as a lesson about what NOT to do.