Mike Burgener talks about the 1¼ Squat. He says: Weight of a max one and a quarter Squat = Weight of a max Clean Get your bounce on.
Mike Burgener on the Snatch Balance. The goal of snatch balance is just to get it moving up a little bit and then pressing your body down. get it of your back and drive with your arms bones stacked, everything needs to be tight in the bottom position Timing: arms locking out the same time […]
Mike Burgener has a good cues to keeping a good back angle. You probably know that you can use a stick to visualize the back angle. If it is deviating from good form (i.e. hips or shoulders rising to fast) provide feedback for the lifter by pushing him into correct position. Cues: stand with our […]
Mike Burgener drills consisteny in the Jumping & Landing Position.
Mike Burgenergoes through some Olympic weightlifting coaching points. don’t do a horizontal hip extension (no hip thrust), but a vertical jump breathe through the belly, not the chest, force the stomach out PNF stretching for the wrists and shoulders, for a better front rack position
Here are almost 60 minutes of Olympic weightlifting coaching footage. Mike Burgener is coaching All Black rugby player Owen Franks who wanted to improve his Olympic lifts. Another example of how Olympic lifts will improve almost every athlete that needs power in his sport. If you are like me and don’t have acces to profesisonal coaches you will definitely […]
Coach Mike Burgener tweeted a quick tip to increase the speed through the middle. “speed thru the middle is improved thru heavy power shrugs…down and up! also heavy good mornings with speed!”
Mike Burgener explains his rationale for not letting his athletes go for multiple PRs in a day.
Mike Burgener on “The Point of Explosion” Quick coaching cues weight is above the knees shoulder is ahead of the bar weight is distributed on the balls of the feet remain flat footed knees out straighten legs , bring knees back, remain back angle sweep the bar back