Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

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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....
Should You Curl The Wrists In The Snatch & Clean?
Comments | June 11 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Some of you have been taught to curl the wrists in the pull of the snatch and clean - here's why you shouldn't....
Dont Lock The Elbows In The Snatch & Clean Pull - Catalyst Athletics
Comments | May 18 2018 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Locking the elbows in the snatch and clean pull may seem like a great solution to bending your arms early, but it just creates another problem down the line. Learn more about arm bend in the pull -...
How To Lower Jerks Without Dying
(1) Comments | July 25 2017 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Greg Everett explains how to lower jerks from overhead back to the shoulders (or behind the neck) properly....
Finding Your Proper Stance For The Olympic Squat With Greg Everett - Catalyst Athletics
(4) Comments | April 19 2017 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Head coach of the USA Weightlifting national championship team Greg Everett runs through how to determine the best stance for yourself for the Olympic squat....
Arm Bend In The Snatch & Clean: It May Not Be An Error
(1) Comments | October 26 2016 | Instructional - Olympic Weightlifting

Arm bend prior the completion of the extension in the snatch and clean may be an error needing correction for optimal lift technique, but it may not. Learn what the difference is and why it matters. ...
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