Split (Without Jerk) Footwork Drill

Split (Without Jerk) Footwork Drill

Travis Cooper shared this drill to improve split form. On the Weightlifting Scoop Podcast he mentioned that Zygmunt Smalcerz uses this for his athletes in the Olympic Training Center. Basically it works the footwork without fatiguing the shoulders. Dip – Pause Split (don’t drive the bar up) – Pause Recover Morghan King, who demonstrates it […]

Mohamed Ehab 170kg Step-Ups

Mohamed Ehab 170kg Step Ups

Another one from Mohamed Ehab today. Here he does Step-Ups (basically a partial single leg Squats) with 170kg. You don’t see weightlifters do unilateral exercises very often. That’s why I love Mohamed’s videos. Always nice to see what’s going down in gyms around the world. Today he worked up the following in that exercise: 120 […]

Nadezhda Evstyukhina Snatch Assistance Exercise

Nadezda Evstyukhina Snatch Assistance Exercise

Meanwhile in Russia … Nadezhda Evstyukhina shows Snatch assistance exercise. Looks like a warm-up exercise for her. She writes that it is useful for improving the Deep Squat Position during the catch, as well as overhead stability. Note that even with her 135kg Snatch, she uses “only” 70kg (or 65 if that’s a women’s bar). […]

Weighted Barbell Squat Jumps


Norik Vardanian performs some weighted Weighted Barbell Squat Jumps. Jumps at 70kg. This is a great exercise. I do this about twice a week. Helps me with speed. People can use this exercise who have trouble catching the bounce in the bottom of a Clean. More Weighted Jumps: Barbell Broad Jumps Barbell Box Jumps Update: Dmitry […]