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#GetTechnical // Prioritizing Your Training and Development for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your TRAINING PRIORITIES! Ensuring proper development as a Weightlifter comes down to properly training the lifts. In order of importance (and implementation), the different areas of develpomental focus come down to: 1️⃣POSITION 2️⃣SPEED 3️⃣LOAD Once a lifter masters the positions, we add speed and the RESULT is load over […]

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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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#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 […]

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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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#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 […]