olympic lifting

Powerlifters and Olympic lifters have used variations of their lifts to improve their specific weaknesses for decades. We can use the same strategy with the deadlift with these variations.
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 seventh video of this series discusses the role of your arms in the Olympic lifts and gives you an exercise to improve your arm use.
Here's a series of 3 drills to fix a common mistake in Olympic weightlifters: not getting under the bar properly.
Today we start with some tips for the second pull. This exercise is a simple way to fix improper extension mechanics, with the help of the vertical jump.
It's very common for new lifters to use their back or arms to lift the barbell off the floor and forget about their legs. This exercise will help reinforce proper leg use in your lifters.
Last week's video demonstrated proper torso placement for the Olympic lifts. This week we discuss the optimal start position for control and power.
Today's video is the first in a series of seven. These videos will demonstrate some of the most common weightlifting errors and teach you exercises you can do to correct them.
After losing the grip during the rack for the clean, Johnny went on to drive the weight overhead and set a nice PR. As a coach, I love this kind of heart in my lifters!
My clients rarely, if ever, attempt a 1RM. They get plenty strong without it and stay injury-free. Let me explain why you should most likely never go for a 1RM again.
This video brings to light another small technical difficulty that makes for good study material for aspiring coaches.
If you've followed us this year, you know we like Olympic weightlifting. If you haven't, here are the top articles we've posted, from the likes of Bob Takano and Greg Everett.
Some people may not want to hear this, but the younger you are, the faster you are going to learn the Olympic lifts. The time to start is now.
If you are a coach you need to be able to detect subtle actions in your student's lifts. Watch both of these videos and see if you can notice the difference.
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.
If you want solid Olympic weightlifting information, you've come to the right place. Here are 10 of our best pieces on perfecting your lifts, written by expert athletes and coaches.
Although many lifters would love to have the technical proficiency demonstrated in this lift, I found a couple of points that could make it even better next time around.