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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 // 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 // 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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#GetTechnical // Static and Dynamic Start Positions in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with the dynamic start! A dynamic start in Weightlifting is one in which the lifter is in constant motion before and during the start of the lift itself — More or less, a “rolling start.” Though the dynamic start can help generate a little bit of additional momentum when pulling […]

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#GetTechnical // Jump, Don’t Hump! Clean Up Those Pulls for Olympic Weightlifting

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Let’s talk PULLS! As we broke this down for our Remote Athletes, the goal is #JumpDontHump— the snatch and clean are both essentially weighted jumps. Jumping is a LEG action and not a HIP action, so save the hip swinging for a hula hoop 😉 When executing pulls, we must end […]

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#GetTechnical // Bridging the Gap Between Powers and Fulls in Olympic Weightlifting

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#GetTechnical with your power cleans! Typically, when you mention the word, “power”, lifters can often tend to lose all resemblance of how the actual full lift should look and feel. In this segment, we will touch on the difference between catching high and catching right with power cleans. First off, if […]

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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 […]

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#GetTechnical // Meeting the Barbell with Tension in the Clean for Olympic Weightlifting

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After the extension or “jumping” phase of the snatch or clean, we have to remember that the lift is only half over! In this instance with one of our remote athletes, we are seeing a little bit of a disconnect between the body and the barbell prior to the receiving […]

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#GetTechnical // Optimizing the Snatch Bottom Position for Olympic Weightlifting

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When it comes to the Snatch, a solid and comfortable overhead squat is a must! In this instance with one of our Keep Pulling Remote Athletes, we have a positional weight distribution issue at the bottom of the overhead squat that will affect snatches at heavier loads. When an athlete tends to […]