Posts Tagged ‘jerk’

Move of the Week: The Clean Pull

A spotless clean begins with a good pull. See what we mean here. THE MOVE: The Clean Pull MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: Last week, we broke down the clean in it’s entirety, and today we are focusing on one specific phase of the clean that matters…

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Opinion: Stop Thinking About Your Weightlifting Technique

Keep the bar close to you. Shoulders in front of the bar. Push the ground away from you. Fully extend the hips, knees, and ankles. The Olympic style lifts can be overwhelming at times. So much technique, precision, and not to mention strength, is required for the snatch and clean & jerk. I’ve written about…

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Move of the Week: The Clean

When it comes to the Olympic lifts, the clean is just a powerful reverse curl right? Wrong. Clean up your clean with this week’s move! THE MOVE: The Clean MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Hinge (posterior chain) but everything else as well! WHY DO IT: The Olympic lifts looks cool and everyone wants to do it, but that…

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Move of the Week: Power Jerk

December is coming to a close, and believe it or not, this is the last Move of the Week of 2016. Time flies! THE MOVE: Power Jerk MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Vertical push: chest, shoulders, core, posterior chain. WHY DO IT: What is power? In the strength & conditioning world, power equals force times velocity. It’s one…

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The 3 Mistakes Beginner Weightlifters Make

When it comes to the gym, I often find that the best lessons about training and fitness come from the simple act of showing up and putting in the work, whether in weightlifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, or whatever aligns best with one’s fitness goals at any point in time. It is only upon reflection of the…

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Is Olympic weightlifting right for you?

Olympic Weightlifting: A Quick Intro The Olympic Games only happen once every four years, but over the past decade or so, the sport of weightlifting (i.e The Snatch, and The Clean & Jerk) has seen an explosion in popularity. We can probably attribute this to the fact that the sport’s movements are featured heavily in…

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