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#GetTechnical // Proper Rack Position in the Clean and Front Squat

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A balanced clean comes down to how well we support the barbell in the rack position. The rack position could easily mean the difference between a missed and a made lift. In this case with one of our Remote Athletes, the rack position is limited by a “death grip” on the barbell. When transitioning […]

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#GetTechnical // Proper Tempo in the Dip and Drive for Olympic Weightlifting

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The split jerk is arguably the most complicated of the three lifts although it moves the barbell shortest overall distance. In the same vein as our previous articles about the start position of the snatch and clean, the end of the lift hinges on the way we start it. In […]

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#GetTechnical // Reinforcing Consistent Positions in Olympic Weightlifting

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When we train for Weightlifting, most of our coaching is centered around teaching, correcting, and reinforcing the proper bodily positions at the proper time. There is an old adage that says, “Position is power,” and that couldn’t ring more true for Weightlifting! In this case with one of our Remote […]

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#GetTechnical // Hitting the Barbell with your Hips in Olympic Weightlifting

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One of the most common questions we get is, “How do I learn to slam my hips into the barbell?” You don’t! While there is hip involvement in the Olympic lifts, the LEGS are the primary driver.Overall, we want to keep the barbell close to the body…and close means on […]

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#GetTechnical // Properly Pulling from Blocks in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your block work! The purpose of using pulling blocks for the snatch or clean is to isolate the upper portion of the lift; the “second pull” or extension phase. The athlete must start and remain over the barbell (meaning shoulders FORWARD of the barbell) as long as possible […]

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#GetTechnical // Static and Dynamic Start Positions in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with the dynamic start! A dynamic start in Weightlifting is one in which the lifter is in constant motion before and during the start of the lift itself — More or less, a “rolling start.” Though the dynamic start can help generate a little bit of additional momentum when pulling […]

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#GetTechnical // Jump, Don’t Hump! Clean Up Those Pulls for Olympic Weightlifting

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Let’s talk PULLS! As we broke this down for our Remote Athletes, the goal is #JumpDontHump— the snatch and clean are both essentially weighted jumps. Jumping is a LEG action and not a HIP action, so save the hip swinging for a hula hoop 😉 When executing pulls, we must end […]

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#GetTechnical // Bridging the Gap Between Powers and Fulls in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your power cleans! Typically, when you mention the word, “power”, lifters can often tend to lose all resemblance of how the actual full lift should look and feel. In this segment, we will touch on the difference between catching high and catching right with power cleans. First off, if […]

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#GetTechnical // Simplify Your Pulls for Olympic Weightlifting

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Video 1: Error ➡️ Video 2: Corrective drill As we’ve said before, cues are relative to the situation and athlete. In this instance, excessive focus on “knees out” and “knees back” have caused a breakdown in ground force application — or the PUSH through the ground. When we start a […]