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Technique Primer



Coined by Greg Everett in Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches. This is an exercise performed before a primary exercise to practice and reinforce certain technique points of the primary exercise.




4 Comments
 

Liselotte Berglund 2016-04-15
What about the weight in technique primer? Should it be light or kind of heavy?
Light. This is to train and reinforce technique while avoiding fatigue.

Greg Everett
mike 2016-07-19
i have been trying to find what the technique primer actually is for the three lifts but i cant find it anywhere. what do they entail?
Here are a few technique primers for the Snatch: 
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/217/Tall-Snatch/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/401/Dip-Snatch/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/316/Snatch-Long-Pull/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/96/Muscle-Snatch/

Clean:
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/150/Tall-Clean/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/149/Muscle-Clean/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/371/Dip-Clean/

Jerk:
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/218/Tall-Jerk/
http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercise/193/Jerk-Balance/

These are just a few, but you can find more on our exercise library here: http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/

You can choose a specific technique primer based on what you feel you need to work on most, and add these in as warm ups for the respective lifts. 

Alyssa Sulay
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