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Jumping Back Snatch Historical Review, Technique Analysis, and Practical Tips

Jumping back in the snatch is as controversial as Cleaning with Straps. Most coaches stand on the fence about this topic, but no coach should teach lifters to intentionally jump back during the Snatch. As a coach, you should teach your lifter to minimize horizontal movement and keep the bar close to the body while moving vertically during the pull. If coaches spend more time … Continue reading Jumping Back Snatch Historical Review, Technique Analysis, and Practical Tips

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Your First Competition

SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO ENTER A WEIGHTLIFTING COMPETITION…. Here is an op-ed piece by KRISTIN NEWMAN  of Speed Power Strength Gym in Oakland, California. They are a new gym, Eleiko-everything as far as equipment, and super awesome as far as experience, atmosphere, and coaching. If you are in the area and you’ve never competed in Weightlifting, please go and lift, because everyone else will be a first … Continue reading Your First Competition

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The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

We interview Steve Galvan (photographer) and John Fillipini (announcer). These guys are what we consider the sight and sound of Olympic Weightlifting. JP interviewed Steve and Anton interviewed John. We mashed the two episodes together for a little something different. Hope you guys like the episode! Click here to listen on iTunes Click here for the direct mp3 download *Podcast App → Search “OLIFT” → Tap … Continue reading The Sight and Sound of Weightlifting Steve Galvan and John Filippini

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No Weaknesses Book Review w/ Travis Mash: Guesswork Gone – Get To Work

Before I herniated a disk in my lower back, I wasn’t really afraid of injury at all. I didn’t think it could happen to me. If you ever wake up with aching hips and throbbing knees, you probably know a good bit about soldiering on. Deep down, we all have an idea where our weaknesses lie: “My overhead position is so shaky. My wrists always … Continue reading No Weaknesses Book Review w/ Travis Mash: Guesswork Gone – Get To Work

ATLANTA - JUNE 20:  Cara Heads of the U.S. competes in the weightlifting competition at the Titan Games at Philips Arena on June 20, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The OLIFT Podcast: The Jerk Split vs Power

Header photo credit: Getty Images In the early years of Weightlifting, athletes performed several lifts such as the Clean and Press, the One-Armed Snatch, the Press, the Two-hand Snatch, and the Clean and Jerk. Over time we  In Weightlifting there are two things that remain constant and universally agreed upon: 1) we Snatch and 2) we Clean and Jerk. Beyond those, not many weightlifters or … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: The Jerk Split vs Power

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21 Questions with Nicole Lim

Cover photo credit: skipphotography.com “I’d love it if I could inspire women to lift. That would make me happy.” Those were the exact words used by Nicole Lim as we sat under a table umbrella at Baja Taqueria on Piedmont Avenue in North Oakland, California. Nicole agreed to chat with me while we refueled ourselves after a light Sunday training session. By the way, shout … Continue reading 21 Questions with Nicole Lim

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The OLIFT Podcast: The Next Quad

With the end of the Rio Summer Olympic Games, we must now look forward to what’s to come over The Next Quad. The start of The Next Quad is always interesting because we get to see new faces, and we get to see who has enough grit to stick around long enough to see their Olympic dreams come true. On this episode we recap the Weightlifting … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: The Next Quad

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The OLIFT Podcast: Interview with Linzey Beister Gold Coast Weightlifting Club

Released 29 August 2016 We have our first international guest! His name is Linzey Beister and he coaches Weightlifting in Australia. Linzey has coached hundreds of athletes in Weightlifting by way of Personal Coaching, Weightlifting Classes and one day Weightlifting Clinics. His main focus is coaching Weightlifting full time, around 30 hours per week while running the Weightlifting Club. Read more about him at Gold … Continue reading The OLIFT Podcast: Interview with Linzey Beister Gold Coast Weightlifting Club

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Take it Slow Patience and Weightlifting

Anyone who knows me knows that Turkey’s Taner Sagir—who won gold in the 77 class in Athens in 2004—is among my favorite lifters to watch. When I was getting back into the sport after a multi-year hiatus shortly after those 2004 Games, Sagir represented how I wanted to lift: in a word, fast. Like, really, really, ridiculously fast. So fast I sometimes wondered if time … Continue reading Take it Slow Patience and Weightlifting

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Daydreaming In Your Warmups: How You Can Get In The Zone On Command Warmup Series: Part 2

Here is an op-ed piece by Misbah Haque from theairbornemind.com. Misbah explains what an optimal warm up looks like. Misbah is giving away a free gift to OLIFT readers to help you master the Snatch. I used to daydream about all sorts of things when I was younger. Long car rides were my favorite because I’d let my imagination go crazy. At some point, we dismiss daydreaming as a waste of time and focus … Continue reading Daydreaming In Your Warmups: How You Can Get In The Zone On Command Warmup Series: Part 2