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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 […]

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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 […]