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October 31, 2014

Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections – The Perfect Book for Both Coaches & Athletes

Written by Damect Dominguez

Having problems with your snatch and clean & jerk? Making the same mistakes over and over again? Do you just want to find a way to correct your negative tendencies and finally start to build an efficient Olympic lift? Well, now you have the means to identify, correct and break free from the bad habits that are limiting your development in the snatch and the clean & jerk.

Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections is the new book from Daniel Camargo, a 20-year Olympic Weightlifting veteran and a current U.S. International Level Coach. During his countless years of coaching the Olympic lifts, Camargo realized that while there were plenty of resources available to athletes as to how to construct a lifting program and teach the finer points of the movements, there was nothing to do with fixing the bad habits of a lifter.

“There are a ton of great books about programming and technique with regards to

Olympic Weightlifting. There just aren’t many about errors and faults, and how to fix them. So that’s what motivated me to write this book. I want to share my experience and knowledge, and provide cues and drills that can help coaches and athletes refine technique and become better lifters.”
-Danny Camargo, author of Olympic Weightlifting: Cues and Corrections

Camargo’s words speak volume to the problems athletes  face when it comes to Olympic Weightlifting. The snatch and the clean and jerk are notoriously difficult to execute—some would say that they are impossible to perfect. There is always some element of the lift to work on, some fault in the mechanics to correct. Given Camargo’s experience as an athlete and a coach, he has seen all the errors an athlete can make when tackling the Olympic lifts. Thankfully, that has also allowed him to find ways to fix them.

Olympic Weightlifting: Cues and Corrections is stacked full of useful teaching progressions for the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk, along with ways to identify faults in the lifts and suggested cues to help correct them. For example, if you have trouble getting under the bar in the snatch (as I do), then you can take a look at page 58 of the book to see why that may be the case, before Camargo lists a number of progressions, exercises and mental cues to help you commit to dropping under the bar.

Camargo also provides a multitude of drills to help refine proper technique and power production, making this book an invaluable piece of reading for athletes and coaches alike.

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About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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