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 Squatting Variations
There are three main squatting variations necessary to build a solid foundation for the Clean and Snatch. 1. High bar back squat 2. Front Squat 3. Overhead squat