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March 23rd Tampa Weightlifting Meetup at Keep Pulling Weightlifting in Ybor City

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Join us for our 12th Tampa Weightlifting Meetup since 2013! This is a FREE and open training session for any and all Weightlifters in the Tampa Bay Area at our Ybor City Club, Keep Pulling Weightlifting! Meet others who share the love of our sport! Our mission is to bring Weightlifters […]

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#GetTechnical // Extending Tall in the Snatch in Olympic Weightlifting

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When hammering out details and correcting errors in the Snatch or Clean, 9 times out of 10, it comes down to mastering a foundational principle of the movement itself. The “finish” or “extension” is one of the top priorities when it comes down to order of operations! By definition, the “finish” […]

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#GetTechnical // Patience and Timing Your Extension in Olympic Weightlifting

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Finding the top of extension (second pull) comes from practice and timing. In its simplest form, it should mimic the exact position of standing up straight and at attention with the barbell resting against the lifter’s waistline. In some cases, the timing of the lift can get thrown off for […]

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#GetTechnical // Controlling the Knees During the Overhead Squat in Olympic Weightlfiting

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Creating a solid bottom position in the snatch and overhead squat comes down to mastering the fundamentals of the squat in general: proper foot placement, hips moving down and slightly back, and body weight on the heels-ish. In this case with one of our Remote Athletes, maintaining these details creates […]

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#GetTechnical // Barbell Height and Pulling to the Barbell in the Clean and Snatch

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Here’s an impromptu #GetTechnical while we are reviewing photos from last night’s training session at Tern Weightlifting! This is what it looks like to #KeepPulling! Standing up with the weight and driving through a hard extension (2nd pull) is only half the battle. Once you get to a range in the […]

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Team Vision and Goal Setting Workshop

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This past weekend, we held a Vision & Goal Setting Workshop with our team. We believe that it’s important to set time aside (outside of training) to think about things that are truly meaningful to your training life and your life-life! Our good friend and @crossfit813’s very own @gen_k_orebaugh led us through the […]

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#GetTechnical // Neutral Head Position in the Snatch and Overhead Squat for Olympic Weightlifting

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The concept of neutral comes in to play often with major joints such as the shoulders, knees, and hips, but let’s talk about the head position for the snatch and/or overhead squat! In this scenario with one of our Remote Athletes, we see a small misalignment with the orientation of the […]