“Shake It Off…”

Posted: July 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Apparently… The Video I Posted Yesterday Brought Some People To Tears…

So Here’s Something To Cheer You Up!!!

And One More Time For Our Oly Lifters Or Anyone Interested In Improving Their Olympic Lifting Skills…

Tip #1…More Hips…

This Is The Fundamental Premise Of Olympic WeightLifting… Hitting Full Extension Of T Hips & Everything Else Will Flow… Literally..

Tip# 2… Delay The Pull…

Take A Look At A Frame By Frame Analysis Of ANY Top Olympic WeightLifter… See How High Up The Thighs The Bar Is Before He/She Starts The Second Pull??? Now Think About Where You Start Your Second Pull… See???

Tip #3… Squat More…

UHDAWHUH?!?! Squats?!?! Who Woulda Thunk It?!?! Do More Front Squats… Do More OverHead Squats… Go Heavy And Do Them Often A Few Days A Week… Do I Really Need To List The Benefits??? Yes??? Really??? Increased Leg Strength, Better Body Position Under The Bar, Increased Confidence Getting Underneath The Bar & Simply Being Able To Stand Up From Those Lifts That Pin You Down To The Floor…

Tip #4… Finish Your Pull…

I’m Very Happy You Are In A Hurry To Get Under The Bar… But Just Like The George Michael Song… ” You’ve Got To Get Up, To Get Down”… Give That Bar Enough Upward Movement & You Will Have More Time Than You Realize To Get Your Ass Down There…

Tip #5… Keep It Close…

That Bar Should Remain Close To You Throughout The Lift… It Should Make Contact With Your Thighs And Brush Up Your Top… If Those Feelings Are Alien To You, Then You Need To Ensure The Bar Is Close To Your Body…

Tip #6… Keep Control Of The Bar…

For Many Beginner Lifters There Is A Point After You Have Reached Full Extension Where “The Magic Happens” And You SomeHow End Up Underneath The Bar… The Reality Is There Is No Point In The Lift Where The Bar Is Out Of Your Control… If You  Feel Like There Is… You Probably Need To Be Pulling Down Under The Bar At That Point…

Tip #7… Consistency With Technique…

Once You Have These Points Down… Keep Them Consistent… Why Do You Think Olympic WeightLifting Competitions Award Point For Technique??? It Is First & Foremost In The Timeline… After That Comes Consistency Of Technique… Meaning, Being Able To Hit The Correct Marks The Majority Of The Time… Only Then Should Intensity Be The Focal Point…

Tip #8… Hit The Actual Lifts Often…

Remember That Everything You Are Doing Is Trying To Getting You Better At Your Snatch & Your Clean & Jerk… These Are Your Competition Lifts… Assistance Lifts Are Important… But, They Are A Means To An End…

Tip #9… Hit The Percentages Mostly…

Are You Struggling To Hit You 1 Rep Maxes With Consistency??? Work The Numbers… Get Some Reps In @ A High Percentage Of Your 1 Rep Max Instead Of Going For A 1 Rep Max Every Session…

Tip #10… Go VERY Heavy Often…

Make Sure You Are Hitting Your Max Singles Regularly… Your Body Needs To Learn How To Lift These & Push Past Them…

Tip #11… Be More Patient…

There Is This Little Point In “Yanking” The Bar Off Of The Floor, Only To End Up In A Compromised Position For The 2nd Pull… The Sole Purpose Of The 1st Pull Is To Set You Up For The Rest Of The Lift… Take “A Little More Time” Off The Floor To Make Sure You Are Prepared…

Tip# 12… Be More Aggressive…

Once You’re Able To Hit All The Key Positions Consistently… UNLEASH THE BEAST!!! Get Aggressive & Become Fast!!! No… Faster Than That!!! (I Know Most Of You Probably Pictured Yourself Dropping Underneath The Bar Right Now…) Simply Continually Striving To Be Quicker & More Aggressive Will Help You…

Tip #13… Consistency Of Lifting…

Like In Anything, If You Want To Get Better At Olympic Lifting, You Need To Devote The Time & Effort To Make It Happen… Hitting A Few Cleans In An Open Gym Session Once A Week Does Not Earn You The Right To Complain Your Lifting Isn’t Going Anywhere…

Tip #14… De-Load…

Do Not Underestimate The Importance Of Taking Regular, Planned DeLoad Weeks… Pay Heed To These Weeks & They Will Help You To Progress Faster, Not Slower… Give The Sport You Love Some Space When She/He Needs It… It’s All About The Long Game…

Tip #15… Seek Expert Advice…

Practice Does Not Make Perfect… Perfect Practice Makes Perfect… Seek Out A Good Olympic WeightLifting Coach Early In Your Career To Establish Good Habits… Lift In Front Of This Coach Regularly & Often…

Tip #16… MOBilize…

Are You Guilty Of Going Straight Into Your Lifting After A Few Air Squats & A Few Power Snatches? You Are Limiting Yourself As A Lifter & Limiting Your Potential…

Tip #17… Wear Lifting Shoes…

So Far… I Have Never Seen An Olympic WeightLifter Who Doesn’t Look Better After Putting On Their Oly Lifting Shoes… The Clue Is In The Name… Olympic Lifting Shoes…

Tip #18… Compete…

Strange Things Happen On The Platform… As A Student Of WeightLifting, You Owe It To Yourself To Test Your Learning… You Will Likely Find That You Learn A Lot About Yourself Through The Experience Too…

Tip #19… Seek Virtuosity…

If You Want Consistent Gains (& This Includes Minimizing Injuries) You Need To Seed Mastery Of Movement Every Step Of The Way… This Will Ensure You Build The Relevant Strength On A Basis Of Solid Technique…

Tip #20… Enjoy The Journey…

This Sport Is Fun!!! Yes, It Can Be Demanding, Frustrating, & Even A Perplexing Process At Times… But It Is Also Extremely Rewarding… It’s Not Always About Those Damn Number… Have Fun & Enjoy The Journey…

ALRIGHT… HERE WE GO!!!

MOBility: 7AM & 11AM

Olympic Lifting: 8AM

GRID WOD: 10AM

3…2…1… GO!!!

Mando

7.17.2015 WOD & Scores

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