USF Weightlifting Group

USF Weightlifting Meet, Greet & Lifting Session at 813 Weightlifting in South Tampa

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This past Saturday, we held a Meet, Greet & Lifting session for USF students interested in the USF Weightlifting Club. Over 20 students of all levels of lifting experience from beginners to previous national competitors came together at our 813 Weightlifting location in South Tampa to train! USF Weightlifting is […]

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#GetTechnical // Stacking Your Body in the Split Jerk for Olympic Weightlifting

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  “Stacking your joints” is a phrase that has been used to describe stability. Visually, we are basically playing connect the dots with the dots being our major joints: The the wrists/hands, the shoulders, and the hips. A closely related and relevant joint would be the back knee in a split jerk. In […]

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Keep Pulling: A USA Weightlifting Training Site and Center for Community Development in Tampa, FL

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In October of 2018, USA Weightlifting began the process of searching for clubs throughout the United States to be designated as nationally recognized Athlete Training Sites and Centers for Community Development. The selection criteria was based on a few things including coaches’ education and certification level, club activity, club history, national […]

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#GetTechnical // Landing with a Locked Leg in Olympic Weightlifting

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Let’s talk about the landing in the Split Jerk: Learning to balance your weight distribution in the split can be a challenging task. Each lifter will have their own “style” of landing depending on their bodies, but there are always a few key points that we should shoot for when […]

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2018 American Open Finals Recap with Team Keep Pulling

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This past weekend, Keep Pulling had a Remote Athlete from Minnesota competing at the 2018 USA Weightlifting American Open Finals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Same competed in the -73kg A session and this was his second AO appearance and third national event! LIFTS: Snatch: 102, 106x, 107 CJ: 143, 148, 153x Total: […]

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#GetTechnical // Staying Over the Barbell in Olympic Weightlifting

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The phrase, “Stay over the barbell,” has been widely used in many different situations. It mostly refers to keeping one’s chest and shoulders over or ahead of the barbell during a snatch or clean, but let’s take a look at what it means for the elbows. The nature of Weightlifting […]

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#GetTechnical // Hinge into the Hang Position for Olympic Weightlifting

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When we are doing positional practice, reinforcing the basics will yield the greatest returns. In this instance with one of our Remote Athletes, we have a small correction needed in the hang position. In the hang, we must make sure that: ✅We hinge from the hip (bend over) ✅Shoulders are […]

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#GetTechnical // Knee Positioning in the Split Jerk for Olympic Weightlifting

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We have done a few segments in the proper foot and split positioning from the extreme side view of the lift, but let’s change perspective to a front view. In this instance with one of our Remote Athletes, we have a little bit of inward tracking on the front knee. Ideally, in […]