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The Jerk: Part 2


The Push Press The push press is an intermediate movement combining elements of the press and the jerk. As a lift itself, it’s an excellent s... Continue reading
The Jerk: Part 1


The jerk completes the clean & jerk by bringing the bar from its racked position on the athlete’s shoulders to its final position locked out... Continue reading
Clean Assistance Exercises


Front Squat The most obvious clean assistance exercise is the front squat. The vast majority of athletes will be able to front squat significantly ... Continue reading
The Clean: Part 2


Because of the difficulty of racking an essentially weightless implement such as a length of PVC, the lifter is probably already using a bar of some t... Continue reading
The Clean: Part 1


The clean and jerk is a two-part lift, contested after the snatch in competition. The bar is lifted first to the shoulders and then driven overhead. B... Continue reading
Snatch Skill Transfer and Assistance Exercises


Now that we're all experts on the performance of the snatch, we need to look at a few accessories for our training. These accessories can be used to s... Continue reading
Jumping Squat


The term jumping squat is used liberally to describe a number of different exercises. The one with which we're concerned here is performed from quarte... Continue reading
The Snatch: Part 2


When we left off several years ago, we had made our way through coaching a new lifter in the very basics of the snatch with a length of PVC. Said lift... Continue reading
Life, the Universe, and Olympic Lifting: How I Discovered My Inner Athlete


When my mother asked me what I wanted for my forty-second birthday this year, my answer was quick and decisive—a definite change from my usual, ... Continue reading
The Romanian Deadlift: A discussion about the RDL and its usefulness for Olympic weightlifters


History The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is one variation out of several to lift or pull the barbell up the body. Other pulls include conventional deadl... Continue reading
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