#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 one or many reasons, but to ensure that the lifter is returning properly to the top of the pull, think of:

✅Standing tall and at attention with the barbell
✅Keeping the barbell against the thighs
✅Keeping the feet down as long as possible

When these points start to shift, it can cause:

🚫Mistiming of bar/bodily positions
🚫Barbell separation from the body
🚫Expelling extra energy to control the lift