In Part 4 of his series on the Chinese Weightlifting System, Kirk explains how the Chinese incorporate periodization into their training. It works like a basic A/B testing method: Analyze weaknesses and strongest features exchange exercises accordingly give it 4 weeks to get results Negative results? -> start at 1. and reanalyze. Positive results? -> stick with […]
Ursula Garza and Jodi Vaughn present a simple solution to fix an early jump when performing a snatch. Problem: jumping to early (not fully extended) Fix: perform deficit snatches from an elevated platform to make the first pull longer When you remove the platform and get back to normal height, your timing will have changed and you […]
Update: YouTube Video Watch: “Correcting Issues With The Burgener Warm-up” with Coach Mike Burgener – video [wmv] [mov] Problem: Snatching horizontal hip thrust Fix: first part of the Burgener warm up (the “down and up”) first cue : vertical hips, with first segment of the Burgener Warm-up second cue: snatch from the high with hang elbows high and outside, keeping the bar close […]
I am enjoying the Chinese Weightlifting System series by Kirk from lifthard.com. In Part 2 he went into “The Technique of the Chinese Weightlifters” and touches the debate of triple extension vs. catapult technique. Part 3 is about the Various Phases of Athlete Preparation. He explains how the Chinese train their young athletes. By estimation, lifters will peak to world level […]
Chad Vaughn is coaching the Snatch Pull Under. A great drill to work on that speed under the bar as it isolates the extreme extension portion of the snatch. Shrug up on the toes and the lean back to make room for a straight bar path.
… at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Lots of box pulls. I think I have to build some of those.
Chad Vaughn talks about the optimal bar path and common mistakes.
Chad Vaughn shows us how to set up for a correct snatch position. His tip: Raise the head, lead with chest. That will keep the back tighter.
Just read “All About The Squat”. Pretty nice aggregation of all the important points one needs to know when squatting.