#GetTechnical // Elbow Positioning in the Clean and Snatch Pull in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your elbow position! The thing about pulls is that they need to mimic the positioning of the clean and snatch as much as possible. So, even though everybody pulls, here’s how to Keep Pulling the right way: In this video with one of our Remote Athletes, we are […]

#GetTechnical // Extending Legs Through the Power Position in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your extension! Even during light warm up reps, we must make sure that we are still achieving the proper positions all the way through each lift. In this video with one of our Remote Athletes, there is a lack of leg extension through the top of the extension […]

#GetTechnical // Timing, Control, and Bottom Position for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your control! Even though the lifts happen very quickly, in order to retrain certain aspects, we need to slow it down and exercise control. In this video with one of our Remote Athletes, the bottom position is compromised due to a timing disconnect. Going back to the principles […]

#GetTechnical // Clean up your Clean with Pulls in Olympic Weightlifting

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Leaning back with the shoulders can cause any number of balance issues in the pull. When finishing the top of a lift, make sure to: ✅Keep pressure through your foot ✅Straighten your legs (leg drive) ✅Finish straight and tall Excessive lean can cause: 🚫Instability at the top 🚫Loss of barbell […]

#GetTechnical // The Effects of Keep Pushing in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your PUSH from the floor: While the start of the lift is technically a PUSH from the floor, we must be careful not to push too long (don’t #KeepPushing). There is a proper sequence when talking about an effective pull that can be simplified to “Legs, Back, Legs.” […]

#GetTechnical // Freezing Your Start Position for Olympic Weightlifting, Part 2

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#GetTechnical with your Dynamic Start, Part 2! In our previous week’s video, we had a dynamic start that was impacting the position of the barbell at the beginning of the lift. This time, the bodily momentum is affecting the positions of the body event though the barbell is seemingly stationary. In […]

#GetTechnical // Freezing Your Start Position for Olympic Weightlifting, Part 1

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#GetTechnical with dynamic starts! These are tricky to master because generating any kind of momentum before the barbell moves off the ground can potentially impact the rest of the lift. Here, we have an instance with one of our Remote Athletes in which bodily movement is causing improper positioning and also […]

#GetTechnical // Prioritizing Your Training and Development for Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your TRAINING PRIORITIES! Ensuring proper development as a Weightlifter comes down to properly training the lifts. In order of importance (and implementation), the different areas of develpomental focus come down to: 1️⃣POSITION 2️⃣SPEED 3️⃣LOAD Once a lifter masters the positions, we add speed and the RESULT is load over […]

#GetTechnical // Extending Tall in the Snatch in Olympic Weightlifting

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When hammering out details and correcting errors in the Snatch or Clean, 9 times out of 10, it comes down to mastering a foundational principle of the movement itself. The “finish” or “extension” is one of the top priorities when it comes down to order of operations! By definition, the “finish” […]