Video: Mobility for the Start and Bottom in Olympic Weightlifting

Drew Dillon


Columbus, Ohio, United States

Olympic Weightlifting, Mobility & Recovery

If you can not get into good positions during the Olympic lifts, proper technique will be much more difficult to achieve. In this video we're highlighting dorsiflexion. In layman's terms, having good dorsiflexion means your knees can move over your toes allowing you to sit between your ankles. BOOM comfortable start position! Oh, and HELLO bottom position.


An impingement in mobility comes in many different forms. It could be from a history of twisted ankles, torn labrums, or a back issue. Are these permanent? Not all of them. If they were there would be far fewer "professional" athletes, as careers would be over after the first injury.


What you'll see in this video:

  • 3 different mobility exercises to increase dorsiflexion
  • Dorsiflexion explained in regards to the Olympic lifts
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