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The Bounce - Using Elastic Energy For The Clean & Squat In Olympic Weightlifting  - The bounce is the use of elastic rebound to recovery more quickly and easily from the clean or squat.

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Please subscribe to our channel! - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos The Bounce - Using Elastic Energy For The Clean & Squat In Olympic Weightlifting
October 15 2014
The bounce is the use of elastic rebound to recovery more quickly and easily from the clean or squat.

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The Double Knee Bend Or Scoop - Olympic Weightlifting  - The double knee bend (AKA scoop) is the temporary cessation of extension and forward movement of the knees during the final explosive extension of the snatch and clean.

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October 15 2014
The double knee bend (AKA scoop) is the temporary cessation of extension and forward movement of the knees during the final explosive extension of the snatch and clean.

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Dynamic Start & Static Start In The Snatch & Clean - Olympic Weightlifting  - The dynamic start is a method of beginning a pull from the floor (such as in the snatch or clean) in which the athlete moves continuously through the moment at which the bar is first separated from the floor. This allows the lifter to move the bar from the floor with more speed and less fatigue.

In a static start, the athlete sets and holds the starting position at least momentarily before lifting the bar from the floor.

The dynamic start is not recommended for beginning lifters, as it introduces more potential for technical inconsistency. A static start should be used until snatch and clean technique is reasonably sound and consistent, at which time the athlete can experiment with different dynamic starts to find what works best.

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Please subscribe to our channel! - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Dynamic Start & Static Start In The Snatch & Clean - Olympic Weightlifting
October 15 2014
The dynamic start is a method of beginning a pull from the floor (such as in the snatch or clean) in which the athlete moves continuously through the moment at which the bar is first separated from the floor. This allows the lifter to move the bar from the floor with more speed and less fatigue.

In a static start, the athlete sets and holds the starting position at least momentarily before lifting the bar from the floor.

The dynamic start is not recommended for beginning lifters, as it introduces more potential for technical inconsistency. A static start should be used until snatch and clean technique is reasonably sound and consistent, at which time the athlete can experiment with different dynamic starts to find what works best.

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Jerk Rack Adjustment - Catalyst lifters adjusting their rack position for the jerk.  - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Jerk Rack Adjustment
June 20 2012
Catalyst lifters adjusting their rack position for the jerk.
Lowering The Bar Safely For The Snatch, Clean And Jerk - How to safely lower the bar after the snatch, clean, jerk and other lifts. See the article that goes with the video here. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Lowering The Bar Safely For The Snatch, Clean And Jerk
April 19 2011
How to safely lower the bar after the snatch, clean, jerk and other lifts. See the article that goes with the video here.
Weightlifting DVD Preview - A preview of the upcoming new Weightlifting DVD from Catalyst Athletics. 

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Greg Everett’s book Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches  has been called “the best book available on Olympic weightlifting” and  “a must read for all athletes and coaches involved in the movements.” 

Now the companion DVD is available to demonstrate the teaching and  learning progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk that are presented  in the book. 

Viewers are guided through a complete progression for the Olympic lifts,  starting from foundational elements such as the squat and breath  control and finishing with the complete competition lifts. Included is  actual training footage of Catalyst Athletics weightlifters.

1 hour 28 minutes - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Weightlifting DVD Preview
March 2 2011
A preview of the upcoming new Weightlifting DVD from Catalyst Athletics.

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Greg Everett’s book Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been called “the best book available on Olympic weightlifting” and “a must read for all athletes and coaches involved in the movements.”

Now the companion DVD is available to demonstrate the teaching and learning progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk that are presented in the book.

Viewers are guided through a complete progression for the Olympic lifts, starting from foundational elements such as the squat and breath control and finishing with the complete competition lifts. Included is actual training footage of Catalyst Athletics weightlifters.

1 hour 28 minutes
Bar Warm-up Series Demos for CA 12-6-10 Cycle - Greg Everett explains and demos four barbell warm-up complexes to be used in the Catalyst training cycle starting 12-6-10: Snatch long pull + snatch push press + overhead squat; snatch long pull + overhead squat + Sots press; push press + jerk behind the neck + split press behind the neck; clean long pull + front squat + clean Sots press. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Bar Warm-up Series Demos for CA 12-6-10 Cycle
December 6 2010
Greg Everett explains and demos four barbell warm-up complexes to be used in the Catalyst training cycle starting 12-6-10: Snatch long pull + snatch push press + overhead squat; snatch long pull + overhead squat + Sots press; push press + jerk behind the neck + split press behind the neck; clean long pull + front squat + clean Sots press.
Exercise Demos for OPT Training Cycle - Part 2 - This video covers the snatch push press + overhead squat and the power snatch + hang snatch. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Exercise Demos for OPT Training Cycle - Part 2
August 30 2010
This video covers the snatch push press + overhead squat and the power snatch + hang snatch.
Exercise Demos for OPT Training Cycle - Part 1 - This video accompanies the training cycle on Optimum Performance Training starting 8-23-10 and discusses the halting snatch/clean deadlift + finish complex, the mid-hang muscle snatch + snatch balance complex, and the jerk balance + split jerk complex. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Exercise Demos for OPT Training Cycle - Part 1
August 26 2010
This video accompanies the training cycle on Optimum Performance Training starting 8-23-10 and discusses the halting snatch/clean deadlift + finish complex, the mid-hang muscle snatch + snatch balance complex, and the jerk balance + split jerk complex.
Snatch Hand Placement - Clip on the snatch hand placement from the Performance Weightlifting seminar in Fallbrook, October 6-7 2007. - Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting Videos Snatch Hand Placement
October 7 2007
Clip on the snatch hand placement from the Performance Weightlifting seminar in Fallbrook, October 6-7 2007.
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