Olympic Weightlifting is known for the two competition lifts at the Olympic Games: the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. However, when we consider those movements and all the assistance exercises, for the purpose of fitness and functional training, there are actually three movements to consider: the Snatch, Clean and the Jerk. Sure, people treat the ... Read more
If you’re a healthy athlete, follow these practical way to prevent injuries: Listen to your Coaches. They instruct you on correct form, technique and observe any bad habits that may creep in. Don’t disregard form or try to do more weight than your body can handle. Listen to your body. If it hurts, don’t do ... Read more
The Power Position is arguably the single most important aspect of the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk (C+J). Here, Olympic Weightlifting veteran Danny Camargo shows us how to apply it to our lifts.
There’s nothing worse than not performing your best due to ripped callouses. Whether it’s a regular day at the box or a competition, here’s a simple yet effective way to protect your hands. 1. Measure and cut a strip that runs from the back of your hand to the bottom of your wrist. Remember that ... Read more
Jumping into the Olympic Weightlifting game? Then don't miss Olympic Weightlifting veteran Daniel Camargo's 101 article. A must read for anyone practicing the Snatch and Clean & Jerk!
The importance of the mental component of training is obvious. Pushing yourself past your mental barriers is not easy. Learning to overcome those barriers is crucial in the development of your training.