Crazy fast. Lu Yong grid snatch
Jim Wendler has 5 tips to improve your overhead press Use a false grip – better bar path Hold the bar in the shelf of your lats – be stronger at the bottom View it as a total body lift – keep your body tight, squeeze your glutes Use volume to get stronger – do […]
Update: YouTube Video Mike Burgener explains the reasons for the “Elbows High and Outside” in the Burgener Warm-up. Namely, getting the bar close to the body. “Elbows High and Outside” with Coach Mike Burgener – video [wmv] [mov] Problem: bar swinging away from the body elbows are down and in (elbows lower than wrists) Fix: […]
In their series on load ordering Kelly Starret and Carl Paoli take on the topic of hyperextension. This is especially interesting for Gymnasts with hyper extended elbows or hyper-mobility in general. Goal: Creating stiffness at end ranges without over pressuring the joint. For Deadlift this means getting neutral while actively pulling yourself into extension. Loading order: get braced from top to […]
Here are two lectures / presentations by Olympic weightlifting coach Tommy Kono talking about weightlifting technique from his 60 years of coaching experience. This is Tommy Kono at the 1956 Olympic Games in MelbourneThe first talk was held 7 March 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. Introduction Coaching in different countries Importance of hip for power production pulling speed, difference […]
Kelly Starret and Carl Paoli talk about the concept of load ordering. I like the comparison of squatting with dipping when it comes to loading and getting into a good position with external rotation. Part1 Part 2
Olympic Weightlifting is an art. The art of efficient movement. These 300 fps super slow motion clips of Kendrick Farris’ 157kg Snatch and Chad Vaughn’s 175kg Clean &amp; Jerk at the 2010 Arnold Classics are fine examples of that art.
Jon Gilson and James Hobart explain the differences and benefits of Low Bar and High Bar Back Squats. Update: Also read Low Bar vs High Bar Squatting on 70s Big.
In Part 5 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk has offers some really good insights into what exercises the Chinese use to correct technical errors in their lifts. We just do something that fixes the weak segment, with less concern on “What muscle is weak”. It could be your brain muscles that are weak, causing […]