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 […]
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Ursula Garza and Chad Vaughn demonstrating the Drop Snatch. A great drill to tech yourself to tighten up when catching the snatch. Drill: catch the bar at various heights (quarter / half squat) and tighten up immediately
Dmitry Klokov – Snatch 192 kg at the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, Turkey
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 […]
Some Jerk Boxes / Blocks bookmarks for later reference Jerk Block Building Tutorial by Greg Everett 48″ x 24″ boxes, ~ $300 jerkboxconstruction.blogspot.com 40″ x 24″ boxes, ~ $160 Jerk Box Construction by Les Simonton 40″ x 20″ boxes, detailed construction plans Greg Everett in modifying the Jerk Box Tutorial to built Pulling Blocks If you just […]
Update: Here is a Spreadsheet that generates your complete SS Routine including the warm-up sets. Found this Starting Strength Warm-Up Calculator Spreadsheet.Of course it’s not just applicable to Starting Strength, but for every lifting workout. Instructions1) Follow the link.2) Select the “File” button in the left hand corner.3) From the drop-down menu select “Copy spreadsheet.”4) Click “OK” […]
Pure intensity. Why not approach every lift like the lift of your life? Dmitry Klokov 227kg Clean and Jerk Sequence by Rob Macklem. (click to enlarge)
Chinese Weightlifters banging out some full ROM handstand push-ups. Not that surprising when you consider how much gymnastics exercises Chinese lifters do in their first years. From the video description: Chinese Lifters Lu Xiaojun & Su Dajin performing handstand push-ups after one of their morning workouts prior to the 2010 World Weightlifting Championship. Next, I want to see Hossein Rezazadeh do […]
Kelly Starrett works on front rack position. Main point: Creating torque (by externally rotating) prior to movements. Check out Mobility 101 for more mobility awesomeness.