Jumping and Landing

Series: Olympic Weightlifting as a Skill


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.

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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.