Check out Donny Shankle’s post on Weightlifter’s Shrugs. Not for traps, but to facilitate the wrists turning over faster at the “ receive” command of a snatch and clean by utilizing the rotation of the bar. By forcing the wrists into flexion at the “finish” they will turn over faster into extension during the catch.
Read Donny Shankle’s post on combinations. combination = barbell complex consisting of only two exercises first exercise to fix an error done for 1 rep Some examples: Straight legged snatch high pull + Snatch Front Squat + Jerk Power Clean + Clean Heavy Dip + Jerk (assisted) Back Raise Brake (end of concentric) + Back […]
Today (June 20th) at 6PM EST Glenn Pendlay & Donny Shankle will be doing an AMA on Reddit’s r/weightroom. They will be promoting the Kickstarter Project The Artist & The Olympian (previously mentioned here) as well as answering your questions. With 3 days to go people have already pledged $6,388 of $15,000. Update: This is Glenn Pendlay’s Reddit […]
Shout out to Jon North and Donny Shankle’s new podcast project – Weightlifting Talk. Programing, technique, the psychology of an athlete, food, everyday life of a weightlifter, and the simple hell that comes with training will only be some of the stuff that will be broke down. You can call the guys and ask questions: (646) […]
Donny Shankle makes a point for slow negative pulls. And boy, he really means slow. 10 count slow. Benefits: strengthens back arch improves ability to stay over the bar longer -> puts you in a powerful position to “finish” as violently as possible -> get under the bar quicker great way to tackle the dreaded stripper […]
Read Donny Shankle’s take on deficit snatches / cleans from boards. you will over the bar longer, so remember to hold a tight back arch 6-12 sets, 1-2 reps progression: higher boards When: between days when maxing out from the floor or as a warmup Klokov approves.
Congrats to Donny Shankle. He lifted 165kg and 205kg for first place in the 105kg. Update: Videos, Gossip Glenn Pendlay said the following: He bruised his heel severly a few days before the meet. Did not interfere as much in the snatch as it did in the clean and jerk. It easily took 10-15kg off the […]
Check out Donny Shankle’s post on the Drop Snatch. A weightlifting warm-up exercise you should be doing.5 sets, 2-3 reps
The Cal Strength guys had their last meet before the nationals. Spencer Moorman155kg Snatch, 197kg C&JJon North 160kg Snatch, 191kg C&JDonny Shankle168kg Snatch, x213kg C&J