Efficiency: Foot Movement in the Snatch & Clean
It’s time we had a serious talk about foot movement in the snatch and clean and the idea of efficiency.
It’s standard to hear people claim that lifting the fee... Continue reading
Weightlifting Straps: When & Why to Use Them
The purpose of straps is to allow us to lift more than we could without them, both in terms of weight and volume. The trick is using them to our advantage and not to our detriment.
For a lot of lifters, using straps will immediately allow them to snat... Continue reading
Better Snatch Overhead Stability
As many of you have found out… and keep finding out… over and over again… being able to get a bar overhead in a snatch doesn’t mean much if you can’t keep it there. Following are my recommendations for improving overhead stabil... Continue reading
Why Lower Jerks to the Shoulders?
With the increased accessibility of jerk blocks these days, often lifters ask why they should lower jerks back to their shoulders? The most obvious answer is still: because not everyone has jerk blocks, and they still may need to do multiple-rep sets of the je... Continue reading
Fixing Back Hyperextension in the Split Jerk
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In the split jerk, we’re looking for a solid trunk when we receive the bar—the spine neutral and everything braced forcefully. It’s common to instead see the lower back hyperextended, or abrupt hinging at the thoracolumbar junction. This is n... Continue reading