Static Stretching for Flexibility In Weightlifting
Many coaches have written off static stretching from their programs, but you should reconsider adding it to your routine.
Video: Bob Takano - Three Weeks Later
As a coach, it's great to see progress in your students. Here is a video of one of my lifter's first lessons, compared with a meet three weeks later.
Video: Bob Takano - Failed vs. Successful Snatch Analysis
Even if you just started lifting, you can probably tell that small tweaks in your technique make all the difference. This week we compare a failed snatch with a successful one.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano - Good Mornings Are an Excellent Auxiliary Movement
The Good Morning is an exceptional exercise for stretching the hamstrings, and in some cases the ankles. It is also help for developing the hamstrings for athletic movements.
Video: Bob Takano - The Kneeling Snatch: A Beginner's Exercise
This exercise is for beginners who have a tendency to swing the weight while learning the snatch or have arms that are too weak to perform the movement correctly.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano -Teaching the Pull
In my experience with beginners, there are two huge technical problems involved with teaching the pull from the floor. Breaking the pull into a progression has helped solve these problems.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano -The Importance of the Jerk Balance For Footwork
This video from Bob Takano is especially valuable for those lifters who are having difficulty “feeling” the position of the bar overhead and the effects of proper footwork.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano - Fix This Jerking Error
Check out this video of lifter Hilary Katzenmeier and learn an important technique to make your jerk more secure and powerful.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano - The Jerk Drive Comes From the Legs
Bob Takano explains why you don't necessarily have to be able to get your whole hand around the bar when you clean and jerk, using the example of Olympic weightlifter Dan Cantore.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano - Snatch Extensions and Snatch High Pulls
Do you know the difference between a snatch extension and a snatch high pull? This week Bob Takano describes both movements, with video demonstration.
Breaking Muscle Video: Bob Takano - Sarah Robles, Strongest Woman In U.S.
Sarah Robles takes the title of strongest woman at the 2012 American Record Makers Competition, with a 135 clean and jerk.
Jack of All Trades: 9 Articles By Nick Horton
Musician, mathematician, Zen meditator, and Olympic weightlifting coach - What doesn't this guy do? Don't miss these 9 articles by writer Nick Horton!
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