Articles in Olympic Weightlifting
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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
The Snatch pt 1


The snatch is the first of the two lifts contested in Olympic weightlifting in which the barbell is lifted from the floor to overhead in a single move... Continue reading
Power Position & Transition


The remarkable power found in the snatch, clean and jerk can be attributed primarily to a single, surprisingly brief portion of the entire movement: t... Continue reading
The Olympic Squat


The squat is foundational to the Olympic lifts as a position, a movement and an exercise. Without a well-developed and consistent squat, neither pulli... Continue reading
Women with Real Weights: An Interview with Aimee Anaya & Sage Burgener


This month we talk to a pair of weightlifters—one returning with newfound passion to the sport after a five-year retirement, the other on her fi... Continue reading
Yay Burpees! An Interview with Mike Burgener


This month we have the honor of an in¬terview with world-renowned Olympic Weightlifting coach, Mike Burgener. Those of you who know Coach B know t... Continue reading
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