olympic lifting

Weights below 50% have almost no effect on strength development. But which percentage zones provide the most strength development?
Return to the golden era of bodybuilding with a full month's worth of old-school, hardcore workouts, chock full of exercises that have withstood the test of time.
The heavy snow has made it harder to maintain my momentum during the current phase, but I finished out the final two weeks in spite of all the snow shoveling.
The weight room is my laboratory. I am always experimenting, mostly on myself, but sometimes on my clients. And the weight room is my classroom. It is a place where I never stop learning.
The dip in the jerk seems straightforward enough (straight down, actually). Bend your knees, and straighten them vigorously. But like many simple things there's more than meets the eye.
Last week we talked about the snatch grip width, so naturally this week we are going to move on to the clean and jerk.
It's important that you understand your clients' bodies so you can coach them properly. Here's a quick primer on some basics and how they are relevant to movements.
Just as in the clean, we now have another opportunity to take advantage of the springiness of the bar in order to complete the lift. Here's how you do it.
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."
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.