Olympic Weightlifting as a Skill
The clean and jerk and snatch serve as competition movements for Olympic Weightlifting. CrossFit and other training programs have popularized these movements in the last 15 years. I believe that using both of these movements to develop strength, speed, and accuracy is a useful tool in your training regime. The discrepancy is knowing when to use them as an assessment to better movement quality over using them as a cardiovascular endurance training tool even when the movement pattern is less than ideal. In this series we cover how to have a better understanding of the movements themselves and how to use than as a skill to develop better movement quality and in turn increase speed, strength, and even flexibility.
Olympic Weightlifting: Lifting from the Floor
In order to understand proper bar path during a lift in necessary to understand 4 different shapes during a lift and why. Whether youre performing a Clean or Snatch nothing changes during the deadlift portion of the lift other than hand placement. The four shapes/ positions are: 1. Power Position 2. Hang Position 3. Low Hang Position 4. Floor/ Set Up Position