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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 […]

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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 […]

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#GetTechnical // Connecting the Overhead Squat to the Snatch in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with standing up your Overhead Squat! As we said similarly in our previous post on Attacking the Bottom Position, there is still work to be done after the barbell is received overhead. In the bottom of the squat, or receiving position, maintaining tension is the name of the game. In […]

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#GetTechnical // Attacking the Bottom Position in the Snatch for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with attacking your bottom position in the snatch! Finishing your pull in the snatch is only half the battle — When the barbell is overhead, we need to be just as aggressive in the bottom as we were when we started from the ground. In this instance with one of […]

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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 […]