Olympic Weightlifting Instructional
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Prepare For Better Stability Overhead
Comments | January 10 2022 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Any time you’re doing overhead lifts from behind the neck, set your shoulder blades into position before you start—squeeze the upper inside edges together forcefully to retract and upwardl...
The Overhead Wrist Position
Comments | November 29 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Despite feeling a bit like I’m walking in circles throwing gasoline on a fire beneath the dead horse I’m beating, I want to add to my original overhead wrist position video because there a...
3 Ways To Instantly Strengthen Your Pull
Comments | November 22 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

I realize this is a click-baity title, but so many of you make your pulls so much harder than they need to, so here we are.   Step one is bracing your trunk maximally. This does 2 things: First...
Fix Your Sloppy Lockout In The Jerk & Snatch
Comments | October 4 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Don’t even talk to me about cues or exercises to fix your terrible lockout if you don’t hold your push presses forcefully overhead!   Every single push press rep you do is an easy o...
Push Down Better In The Snatch Balance
Comments | September 27 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

The goal in the snatch balance is to push your body down under the bar, not to drive the bar up.   The dip and drive used in the snatch balance is unlike that in the jerk—we’re not ...
One Exercise To Fix Your Jerk
Comments | September 13 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

The pause jerk strengthens the dip, builds power for the drive, improves the dip position and balance, helps avoid a forward drive, makes it easier to practice the proper timing and direction of the s...
Hang Vs Blocks
Comments | September 6 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Let’s answer the age-old question: when and why do we use lifts from the hang versus the blocks?   Like most things, what’s best depends on the lifter and the circumstances—wh...
Finishing The Pull
Comments | August 23 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Coaches love to yell about finishing the pull, and lifters love to have no idea what that means or how to do it, so we’re going to build a bridge right now to bring everyone together into a utop...
What Do The Arms Do In The Snatch?
Comments | August 9 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

During the first and second pulls, the arms essentially just connect the bar to the extending body. The primary goal in these phases is to keep the bar as close as possible to the body without draggin...
Back Knee Bent In The Split Jerk?
Comments | August 2 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

Should the back knee be bent in the split jerk? Yes, but not necessarily very much.   We want the back knee at least slightly bent for 2 primary reasons:   First, a locked back leg pushe...
Pulling Posture For The Snatch & Clean
Comments | July 19 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

In the pull of the snatch and clean, we want to maintain approximately the same back angle from the starting position to above the knees.   We can expect and accept minor shifting of this angle...
Stop Collapsing In The Clean
Comments | June 14 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

There are several possible reasons for collapsing when receiving cleans—far more than simply not having a strong enough trunk.   As a basic diagnostic, if you’re able to properly fr...
1-Minute Clean Tutorial
Comments | May 10 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

How to clean in one minute...
1-Minute Jerk Tutorial
Comments | April 26 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

How to split jerk in one minute...
1-Minute Snatch Tutorial
Comments | April 19 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

How to snatch in 1 minute...
Stop Swinging The Bar Around The Knees
Comments | April 12 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

If you’re swinging the bar around your knees in the snatch or clean, here’s the checklist for correction:   Position the bar over the balls of the foot rather than trying to get it ...
Quicker Elbows In The Clean Turnover
Comments | March 29 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

The speed and accuracy of the clean turnover is based on the pivot point of the motion.   We have two basic options: the elbow, or the bar.   When the elbow is the pivot point, the motio...
Split Jerk Balance: Technique Primer
Comments | March 15 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

One of the trickiest parts of the split jerk for many athletes is moving into the split position without shifting the entire body and balance forward. The jerk balance is a helpful technique primer to...
Dropping Under Cleans
Comments | March 8 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

A classic mistake in the clean is dropping out from under the bar and allowing it to crash down into the rack. This means misses or unnecessarily difficult recoveries, with excessive downward force, l...
Fix Press-Outs In The Snatch & Jerk
Comments | February 22 2021 | Olympic Weightlifting Instructional

There are a number of possible causes for pressing out snatches or jerks, and in order to fix the problem, you need to determine why it’s happening. Following are the most common causes and fixe...
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