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#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 […]

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#GetTechnical // Controlling the Knees During the Overhead Squat in Olympic Weightlfiting

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Creating a solid bottom position in the snatch and overhead squat comes down to mastering the fundamentals of the squat in general: proper foot placement, hips moving down and slightly back, and body weight on the heels-ish. In this case with one of our Remote Athletes, maintaining these details creates […]

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#GetTechnical // Barbell Height and Pulling to the Barbell in the Clean and Snatch

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Here’s an impromptu #GetTechnical while we are reviewing photos from last night’s training session at Tern Weightlifting! This is what it looks like to #KeepPulling! Standing up with the weight and driving through a hard extension (2nd pull) is only half the battle. Once you get to a range in the […]

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#GetTechnical // Neutral Head Position in the Snatch and Overhead Squat for Olympic Weightlifting

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The concept of neutral comes in to play often with major joints such as the shoulders, knees, and hips, but let’s talk about the head position for the snatch and/or overhead squat! In this scenario with one of our Remote Athletes, we see a small misalignment with the orientation of the […]

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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 // Properly Pulling from Blocks in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your block work! The purpose of using pulling blocks for the snatch or clean is to isolate the upper portion of the lift; the “second pull” or extension phase. The athlete must start and remain over the barbell (meaning shoulders FORWARD of the barbell) as long as possible […]

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Snatch Seminar // October 20th in Westchase at Tern CrossFit

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UPCOMING SNATCH SEMINAR! Join us on Saturday, October 20th at Tern CrossFit from 11:30AM to 1:30PM for a Fundamentals of the Snatch Seminar! Spend two hours with our Weightlifting coaching staff learning: ✅Proper Positioning ✅Lift Progressions & Exercises ✅Key Points through Open Discussion …and more! Spots are limited — Register […]

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#GetTechnical // Simplify Your Pulls for Olympic Weightlifting

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Video 1: Error ➡️ Video 2: Corrective drill As we’ve said before, cues are relative to the situation and athlete. In this instance, excessive focus on “knees out” and “knees back” have caused a breakdown in ground force application — or the PUSH through the ground. When we start a […]