Tag: olympics

How Figure Skating Can Transform Your Body

Are you watching the Olympics? I certainly am. One of the marquee sports of every Winter Olympic Games is figure skating. As a student of the human body and the ways it moves, I’ve come to appreciate just how difficult it really is. The technical demands of the art are one aspect, like any sort…

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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: 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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