In the weight and combatative sports the competitors are divided into a number of weight categories to ensure fair and even competition. It would not
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With all the talk in recent years about functional training (some of it controversial), I have decided we need to look at this concept as
My previous two articles discussed the characteristics of absolute strength and speed strength, or if you prefer the basic characteristics of powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting
Last week we looked at the phenomenon of absolute strength and how it is divided into three components, concentrate, eccentric, and static strength. Although we
Those who are new to the activity of weight training, regardless of the exact discipline, are all interested in strength. Everyone wants to be stronger.
One thing seldom talked about by weightlifters and weight trainers is the knurling on the bar. This happens despite the fact that we all come
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Just bend your knees, and once bent straighten them vigorously. Sounds pretty simple, right?
We all remember the basic laws of physics that we supposedly learned back in our school days. Well, we may have “learned” them, but the
Recently, after another of my discussions with colleagues over the ideal snatch percentage of one’s clean and jerk and the comparison of men’s to women’s
Last week my article on the clean grip width drew a comment from an old teammate of mine, Mark Gomes. (At my age all former