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The Bounce - Using Elastic Energy For The Clean & Squat In Olympic Weightlifting  - The bounce is the use of elastic rebound to recovery more quickly and easily from the clean or squat.

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October 15 2014
The bounce is the use of elastic rebound to recovery more quickly and easily from the clean or squat.

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The Double Knee Bend Or Scoop - Olympic Weightlifting  - The double knee bend (AKA scoop) is the temporary cessation of extension and forward movement of the knees during the final explosive extension of the snatch and clean.

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October 15 2014
The double knee bend (AKA scoop) is the temporary cessation of extension and forward movement of the knees during the final explosive extension of the snatch and clean.

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Dynamic Start & Static Start In The Snatch & Clean - Olympic Weightlifting  - The dynamic start is a method of beginning a pull from the floor (such as in the snatch or clean) in which the athlete moves continuously through the moment at which the bar is first separated from the floor. This allows the lifter to move the bar from the floor with more speed and less fatigue.

In a static start, the athlete sets and holds the starting position at least momentarily before lifting the bar from the floor.

The dynamic start is not recommended for beginning lifters, as it introduces more potential for technical inconsistency. A static start should be used until snatch and clean technique is reasonably sound and consistent, at which time the athlete can experiment with different dynamic starts to find what works best.

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Please subscribe to our channel! - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Dynamic Start & Static Start In The Snatch & Clean - Olympic Weightlifting
October 15 2014
The dynamic start is a method of beginning a pull from the floor (such as in the snatch or clean) in which the athlete moves continuously through the moment at which the bar is first separated from the floor. This allows the lifter to move the bar from the floor with more speed and less fatigue.

In a static start, the athlete sets and holds the starting position at least momentarily before lifting the bar from the floor.

The dynamic start is not recommended for beginning lifters, as it introduces more potential for technical inconsistency. A static start should be used until snatch and clean technique is reasonably sound and consistent, at which time the athlete can experiment with different dynamic starts to find what works best.

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Jerk Rack Adjustment - How much difference there is between your clean and jerk rack positions will generally dictate how dramatic the adjustment between the clean and jerk will need to be. Certain lifters are built such that they can move the hands and elbows into position for the jerk without moving the bar at all. This is unusual, however—most lifters will need to pop the bar up off of the shoulders momentarily to shift the hands into position.

This adjustment can be done after standing completely from the clean by using a little upward drive of the legs to unload the bar from the shoulders just enough to move the hands, but this is a waste of time and energy and should only be used as a last resort.

Instead, the lifter should use the upward momentum already generated by the recovery from the clean to drive the bar up off the shoulders to create space for the adjustment. That is, finish the clean recovery aggressively all the way to the full standing position so the bar jumps up off the shoulders a bit, adjust your hands, and settle in your new position to prepare for the jerk.

Read more about the clean rack position and jerk rack position in this article.
 - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Jerk Rack Adjustment
June 20 2012
How much difference there is between your clean and jerk rack positions will generally dictate how dramatic the adjustment between the clean and jerk will need to be. Certain lifters are built such that they can move the hands and elbows into position for the jerk without moving the bar at all. This is unusual, however—most lifters will need to pop the bar up off of the shoulders momentarily to shift the hands into position.

This adjustment can be done after standing completely from the clean by using a little upward drive of the legs to unload the bar from the shoulders just enough to move the hands, but this is a waste of time and energy and should only be used as a last resort.

Instead, the lifter should use the upward momentum already generated by the recovery from the clean to drive the bar up off the shoulders to create space for the adjustment. That is, finish the clean recovery aggressively all the way to the full standing position so the bar jumps up off the shoulders a bit, adjust your hands, and settle in your new position to prepare for the jerk.

Read more about the clean rack position and jerk rack position in this article.

Lowering The Bar Safely For The Snatch, Clean And Jerk - How to safely lower the bar after the snatch, clean, jerk and other lifts. See the article that goes with the video here. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Lowering The Bar Safely For The Snatch, Clean And Jerk
April 19 2011
How to safely lower the bar after the snatch, clean, jerk and other lifts. See the article that goes with the video here.
Weightlifting DVD Preview - A preview of the upcoming new Weightlifting DVD from Catalyst Athletics. 

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Greg Everett’s book Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches  has been called “the best book available on Olympic weightlifting” and  “a must read for all athletes and coaches involved in the movements.” 

Now the companion DVD is available to demonstrate the teaching and  learning progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk that are presented  in the book. 

Viewers are guided through a complete progression for the Olympic lifts,  starting from foundational elements such as the squat and breath  control and finishing with the complete competition lifts. Included is  actual training footage of Catalyst Athletics weightlifters.

1 hour 28 minutes - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Weightlifting DVD Preview
March 2 2011
A preview of the upcoming new Weightlifting DVD from Catalyst Athletics.

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Greg Everett’s book Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been called “the best book available on Olympic weightlifting” and “a must read for all athletes and coaches involved in the movements.”

Now the companion DVD is available to demonstrate the teaching and learning progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk that are presented in the book.

Viewers are guided through a complete progression for the Olympic lifts, starting from foundational elements such as the squat and breath control and finishing with the complete competition lifts. Included is actual training footage of Catalyst Athletics weightlifters.

1 hour 28 minutes
Bar Warm-up Series Demos for the Classic/Position Training Cycle - Greg Everett explains and demos four barbell warm-up complexes to be used in the Catalyst Athletics Classic/Position training cycle: Snatch long pull + snatch push press + overhead squat; snatch long pull + overhead squat + press in snatch (Sots press); push press + jerk behind the neck + split press behind the neck; clean long pull + front squat + press in clean clean (Sots press). - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Bar Warm-up Series Demos for the Classic/Position Training Cycle
December 6 2010
Greg Everett explains and demos four barbell warm-up complexes to be used in the Catalyst Athletics Classic/Position training cycle: Snatch long pull + snatch push press + overhead squat; snatch long pull + overhead squat + press in snatch (Sots press); push press + jerk behind the neck + split press behind the neck; clean long pull + front squat + press in clean clean (Sots press).
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