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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 […]

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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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Recap: Team Keep Pulling at the 2018 Florida Weightlifting State Championships!

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This past weekend, Team Keep Pulling competed at the 2018 Florida State Championships in Vero Beach, FL. Out of 26 lifters on our team who qualified for this event, 14 were able to make the trip to compete! It was an amazing weekend for everyone and congratulations to everyone who […]