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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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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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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