olympic lifting

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.
Valerie Worthington is a world-class grappler and a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. She's also funny and high introspective. Find out how Val got to be Val and how she answers our 12 questions.
Lifting straps - what are they and why should you use them? SHOULD you use them? If so, when? And how?? Let me answer all these question for you regarding weightlifting and lifting straps.
Don't get too excited if you can lift a PVC pipe with perfect form. Learning good technique is just a first stop on the road to weightlifting success, not an end in itself.
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.
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.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week's hot topics - Primal Move, CrossFit, tips for lifting, Usain Bolt, and more!
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.
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.