Sean Waxman

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The snatch deadlift from blocks below the knee helps strengthen the muscles that are involved in pulling the barbell from the floor during the snatch.
The snatch deadlift from blocks above the knee is used to create neuromuscular facilitation for subsequent snatch training, as well as helping to strengthen the torso.
The press from split position is an exercise to help strengthen the athlete's position in the split of the jerk, as well as improve the balance in that position.
The snatch deadlift helps to develop the muscles that are used in pulling the weight off the floor during the snatch.
The pressing snatch balance develops strength and mobility of the torso, along with mobility of the shoulders, hips, and ankles.
This drill uses the vertical jump to build explosive power during the second pull of the snatch. It's also one of the first exercises taught in the Soviet system.
People who compete in Olympic weightlifting aren't the only ones who train in Olympic weightlifting. Here's a short clip of MMA champion Lyoto Machida training at our gym.
The final video in our series on the clean pull works on improving acceleration and technique during the extension portion of the clean.
This week begins a series of four videos to help with the clean pull. This week's drill builds strength during the initial part of the clean, using blocks to assist the pull.
Last week we learned the clean pull from blocks above the knee. This week we'll move the blocks a bit lower and continue to work on our extension.
This week's video uses blocks to work on the first part of the clean. You will execute this drill just like a regular clean, without getting under the bar.
The Ella Cross develops jerk mechanics. Do this drill with a partner to get feedback on your foot placement.