Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

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Breath Control & Trunk Stability For Olympic Weightlifting
Comments | January 21 2019 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

In order to create the spinal stability that we need for both performance and safety in weightlifting, the trunk must be pressurized with air. In addition to improving force transfer to the bar throug...
Keep Elevating The Bar In The Snatch Turnover
Comments | January 7 2019 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Bar speed in the snatch peaks a little prior to the final extension in the pull. With a given amount of applied force, the heavier the bar is, the sooner it will stop moving up under its momentum and ...
How To Stay Over The Bar In The Snatch & Clean
Comments | December 23 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

How do you stay over the bar in the snatch and clean? Easy! Just keep standing up without opening your hips. We want the shoulders over the bar until the bar is between above the knee and mid-thigh...
Olympic Weightlifting Squat Position - Trust What Works For The Best
(3) Comments | November 28 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

When it comes to squatting for weightlifting, somehow there are still pockets of resistance to the obvious, and instruction contrary to all evidence. Here are the bottom positions of the biggest cl...
Clean Turnover Drills For Bigger Cleans
Comments | November 19 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

A smooth delivery to a secure rack position is critical for successful cleans. In order to spin the elbows around the bar as quickly as possible, the bar and shoulders need to be close and have mom...
Vertical Leg Drive In The Snatch & Clean - Elevation, Direction, Balance & Proximity
Comments | November 5 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Leg extension in the snatch and clean helps provide both elevation and direction on the barbell. While it’s not perfectly accurate, it can be helpful to think of leg drive being responsible f...
Maximal Recovery Speed For Bigger Cleans
Comments | October 22 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Cleaning as much weight as possible requires using every advantage available to recover from the lift. A technically adept lifter with reasonable explosiveness can clean 95% or more of his or her best...
Lifting The Feet Is Not Jumping - Lifting Vs. Sliding In The Snatch & Clean
Comments | October 8 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

There’s a concern among some lifters and coaches that lifting the feet in a snatch or clean is reducing the force in the pull, or is inefficient because the lifter is jumping.   A jump is...
The Scoop Or Double Knee Bend - What, Why & How
Comments | October 1 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

The double knee bend might be more accurately called the naturally occurring temporary cessation of knee extension to facilitate the preservation of balance and repositioning of the body to optimize v...
Do You Release The Hook Grip In The Snatch?
Comments | September 24 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Whether or not you should keep the hook grip overhead in the snatch depends on one thing: can you achieve the proper hand and wrist position overhead, without pain, with the hook or not? If you can...
Decreasing Receiving Depths In The Olympic Lifts - Consistent Motion & Meeting The Bar
Comments | September 17 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

The goal is to execute our lifts as similarly as possible regardless of weight. In order to do this, we do have to reduce the amount of upward force we put into lighter weights because maximal force w...
Hip Contact In The Snatch - How To Keep The Bar Close
(1) Comments | September 4 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

[See how to stop hitting your pubic bone here] During the pull of the snatch, the bar will contact the body in any properly executed lift. The most important point to keep in mind is that any horiz...
Pressure Vs. Balance In The Snatch, Clean & Jerk
Comments | September 3 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Don’t make the mistake of believing having pressure on the balls of the foot during a lift means your balance has shifted forward over the foot.   If we’re standing still, our line ...
How To Dip Correctly In The Jerk
Comments | August 27 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

The jerk dip is a tricky motion for a lot of athletes because most of us are so accustomed to relying on the hips for athletic movement, and the jerk is essentially all knees. The dip arguably influen...
How To Avoid Getting Dizzy In Clean & Squats - And Why It Happens
Comments | August 20 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Read the complete explanation & fixes here. Dizziness during a clean or squat can have a few causes, but what is NOT causing it is having the bar compressing your trachea—all of you can h...
Squat With The Hips & Knees Together
Comments | August 13 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

When back or front squatting for weightlifting, the primary goal is maintaining an upright posture all the way through the motion. In other words, we’re trying to avoid any more forward leaning ...
Back Foot Hits First In The Split Jerk
Comments | August 6 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

In the split jerk, the rear foot should connect with the platform a split second before the front foot. This allows you to push off the back leg slightly to keep your hips under the bar as you fini...
How & Why To Hook Grip In The Snatch & Clean
Comments | August 1 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

The hook grip is a pronated grip in which the thumb is trapped between the bar and the first and second fingers, depending on hand size. This is an eventual necessity to maintain control of the bar...
Finish The Snatch Turnover With Maximal Stability
Comments | July 19 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

One of the most important elements of the snatch turnover to understand is that the motion is finalized with a vertical push up into the bar. If the arms are straight before the bar reaches the cor...
How To Quit Hitting Your Pubic Bone When You Snatch
Comments | June 27 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Snatching shouldn't be painful. Here's how to avoid hitting your pubic bone....
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