The Clean and the Deadlift: Simple Cues for a Stronger Setup
There has been much back-and-forth debate on whether the setup for deadlift and clean are different. The truth is, they are.
The 1st Pull In Weightlifting: Go Fast Or Slow?
The first pull in the snatch or clean tends to either be slow or fast, so it is all about the transition when it comes to lifting heavy weight.
Weightlifting Setups: Don't Lose a Big Clean With a Sloppy Jerk
There are a few key positions to consider when moving the bar from the clean to a powerful jerk.
Cleaning Up Your Dirty Clean: It's All About Technique
Olympic weightlifting is as popular as ever, and there are some common mistakes in the clean that need to corrected to stay safe.
An Easy Method to Teach a Perfect Weightlifting Start Position
Here's how we get a new athlete to approach the bar and simply set his or her back correctly without much thought.
The Two Best Exercises for Increasing Your Vertical Jump
Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted a higher vertical jump. Here are the two things that make a difference.
The Muscle Clean: The Best Way to Teach the Clean to CrossFitters
Teach your clients how to clean competently using this detailed, by-the-numbers system.
2 Effective Methods of Getting Your Lifts Off the Ground
Is the consistency of the "get set" method better? Or the risk and reward of the "dive" method?
161kg Deadlift-Clean-Squat-Jerk-Complex: James Tatum (Friday Flick)
James Tatum only started weightlifting in 2011. Here he performs a tough weightlifting complex at over double bodyweight.
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Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 101
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: transgender athletes, rest time between sets, and more!
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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.
Catching the Bounce, Part 1: The Clean
This is about one of the tricks of the trade used by elite lifters that might be of use to those of you cleaning substantial weight in the squat style. This technique is called "catching the bounce."
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Pull
The clean pull helps improve the strength and power in the muscles involved in pulling the barbell off the floor during the clean.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Power Clean From Blocks Above the Knee
The final video in our series on the clean pull works on improving acceleration and technique during the extension portion of the clean.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: The Clean Pull From Blocks Above the Knee
This week's video uses blocks to work on the first part of the clean. You will execute this drill just like a regular clean, without getting under the bar.
Video: Sean Waxman - Olympic Weightlifting Drills: Clean Deadlift From Blocks Above the Knee
This week begins a series of four videos to help with the clean pull. This week's drill builds strength during the initial part of the clean, using blocks to assist the pull.
Video: Bob Takano - Learn the Most Difficult Phase of Clean Technique
The shift from the pull to the knees to the power position is one of the most difficult aspects of coaching technique. Here's a simple exercise to teach the feeling of this movement.
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