Olympic Lifting Training
Curious about Olympic Lifting? Always wanted to learn the Snatch? or Clean & Jerk? Or both! Or have you wondered but aren’t sure you could? or should?! Read on…
Mastering the basics (crucial) – Checking we are strong and stable enough in the Front squat, Presses, Push presses, Overhead squat, Deadlift.
Once these have the quality required, we hit the warm-up drills and develop barbell complexes (beasts in their own right)
When ready we get dynamic into the hit and shrug and the whole lift for both lifts.
Uniquely the most neuro-muscularly demanding exercises. Therefore, from a certain foundation of strength: Increase power.
Control and precision of movement; awareness, confidence
Great transfer of training in several ways for sports
One of the most challenging and rewarding things to learn and become a lifelong learner of! Character building!
My city of Bristol Rower, Cameron , an erstwhile national champion, had learned and utilised the Clean in training before, but not the Snatch. He was already deadlifting plenty beyond bodyweight, had great squats, pulls and presses, and we wanted to increase his jump height and his power. Olympic Lifting was a very relevant component to this part of his S&C training. After just a few sessions he had made striking progress and had achieved good enough technique through our barbell drills to be able to put some weight on it and go for the full lift!
My recent learner of Olympic lifting, David, is an experienced gymnast, coach, windsurfer and snowboarder, and has a high training age with traditional strength training. He was up for utilising Olympic lifting to compliment his sports and add to his rate of force absorption and power qualities for his upcoming snowboarding season.
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