Olympic Weightlifting: Lifting from the Floor

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

Series containing this video

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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.


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Jumping and Landing

As simple as jumping and landing may seem, it’s a necessary skill for mastering the clean and snatch. The footwork is simple but the execution can be difficult. The goal is consistency with the movement pattern so it’s applicable to either movement.


Strict, Push, and Split Jerk

These pressing variations are each useful for a specific purpose. To develop strength and alignment the strict press is best for overhead strength. The push press is a useful tool for application of force and speed. The jerk movements are the best way to maximally load the overhead shapes. In this video you’ll learn the difference between each and common movements faults when performing these exercises.


Receiving Positions for Clean and Snatch

How do you get from point A to point B? You need to know where to start (A) and where to end (B). In this case understanding the receiving position (B) will allow you to execute the clean and snatch more effectively. In this video you’ll learn to perform the Muscle, Power, and Squat Clean and Snatch as well.


Videos covering post-requisites to skills in this video:
Deadlift, Snatch, Clean and Jerk


How to Power Clean (Olympic Weightlifting 101)

Need help perfecting the power clean? Dr. Aaron Horschig and elite weightlifter Darren Barnes walk you through a step-by-step process to learning and performing this lift. Key points: 1) Keep your arms long and your elbows turned out to the side (shoulder internal rotation). This will keep the bar close to you during the initial pull. 2) Keep your bodyweight spread evenly across your entire foot. Often athletes will shift onto their toes or back onto their heels during the pull of a clean. This leads to an off balance lift and subsequent jumping forward or back in order to save the lift. 3) Extend! Don't cut your pull short. At the top of the lift you will see extension of the trunk, hips and ankles. Buy my book: https://www.amazon.com/Squat-Bible-Ultimate-Mastering-Strength/dp/1540395421 Subscribe to this channel here: https://tinyurl.com/y2eq7kpr Recommended products: https://squatuniversity.com/recommended-products/ ____________________________________________________________ Connect with SquatUniversity: Visit the website: http://www.squatuniversity.com Like the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SquatUnivers... Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/squatuniversity Follow on SnapChat: @aaronhorschig Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/squat_university Listen to the Podcast on: apple iTunes, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Play and the Anchor App! Special thank you to Evan Pierson Productions for his help in making this video! Big thanks to 3d4Medical and their app Complete Anatomy for the visual of the body today. If you would like to use their app at a discounted price, check out this link: https://store.3d4medical.com/application/user-kind?id=1&promo=uRSj7I7YOr Music credits Opening track by JookTheFirst: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jookthefirst Background tracks PROD. WHITE MUSIC BEAT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSshmUiJ2i8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGKcoHAy3KI

Squat University
Deadlift → Power Clean

Cleans vs Power Cleans vs Hang Cleans - What's the Difference?!

Cleans, power cleans, hang cleans, hang power cleans . . . what's the difference, and how can we easily remember each one? Follow us on IG @testifystrengthconditioning Testify Strength & Conditioning is the only Starting Strength Affiliate Gym in Nebraska and the best strength training facility in Omaha. https://testifysc.com/ Train with Testify https://testifysc.com/train-with-us (small group, 1-on-1, and online coaching available) Testify gear https://teespring.com/stores/testify-strength-gear Testify events https://testifysc.com/events

Testify Strength & Conditioning
Deadlift → Power Clean

In Depth on The Power Clean with Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe delivers the full teaching method for the power clean. Recorded at the Starting Strength Seminar held at Wichita Falls Athletic Club in June 2019. Find a Coach: https://startingstrength.org/site/coaches Starting Strength Gyms: https://www.startingstrengthgyms.com Find an affiliate: https://startingstrength.com/gyms/affiliate-gyms Become a Starting Strength Coach: https://startingstrength.com/careers Starting Strength Online Coaching: https://startingstrengthonlinecoaching.com

Starting Strength
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