Video: Sean Waxman – Olympic Weightlifting Common Error #5: Poor or Improper Extension

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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every Wednesday we will be featuring a new Olympic weightlifting video from Sean Waxman of Waxman's Gym. Brush up on your technique and learn some coaching tips from a world-class coach.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every Wednesday we will be featuring a new Olympic weightlifting video from Sean Waxman of Waxman's Gym. Brush up on your technique and learn some coaching tips from a world-class coach.

These videos will demonstrate some of the most common weightlifting errors and teach you exercises you can do to correct them. Today we move on from the first pull to discuss the second pull. The mechanics of the second pull are identical to those of the vertical jump. Lifters sometimes forget this, so here's an exercise to fix improper extension mechanics.