News May 14 2014
Russian Weightlifting Seminar June 28-29
May 14 2014

Join us at the new Catalyst Athletics gym June 28-29 as we host world class Russian weightlifters Oxana Slivenko and Vasiliy Polovnikov along with their coach, Nikita Durnev, for a one-time hands-on seminar. Learn their methods for performing and coaching the snatch and clean & jerk and train under their supervision. The event is limited to 30 attendees.

Register here

Day 1

1) Theory of snatch
2) Video
3) Practice

Practice:
1) start position (1 phase)
2) Pull to the knee (2 phase), reverse deadlift to the knee
3) Pull from the knee to the hip + explosion ( deadlift from the blocks or deadlift from the stairs)
4) The landing/receiving position (push press from the back with snatch grip into the squat, drop snatch)
5) Fixation of the bar in the bottom position + getting up with the bar (push press from the back with snatch grip (standing/in the squat, overhead squats)
6) Snatch ( power snatch, classic snatch)


Day 2

1) Theory of clean and jerk
2) Video part
3) Practice part

Practice:
1) Start position
2) Pull to the knee (2 phase), reverse deadlift to the knee
3) Pull from the knee to the hip + explosion ( deadlift from the blocks or deadlift from the stairs)
4) The landing/recieving position and coming up with the bar on the shoulders (power clean or/and front squat)
5) Preparing for the jerk + jerk (deep with pause, jerk from the rack, jerk from the back, from shoulders)
6) Fixation of the bar in the split , getting out from the split (push jerk in the split, launges on the shoulders or on the back)
7) Clean and jerk

Oxana Nikolayevna Slivenko won the gold medal again in the 69 kg class, with a World Record total of 276 kg. She won the silver medal in the 69 kg category at the 2008 Summer Olympics, with a total of 255 kg.

Vasya Polivnikov was 9-time Russian national champion silver European medalist, recently got third on the Russian cup, and is training as a member of the Russian national team right now.

Vladimir Safonov coaches both Oxana and Vasya.

Nikita Durnev was awarded Masters of Sport at age 16 in Russia and has competed and coached at the national level in both Russia and the United States.
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