Friday, 18 March 2016 / Published in All, Strength and Conditioning
  Most of the time, the success of your training/practice sessions depends on how well you do your warm-ups. I often see athletes rush through the warm-up or just “go through the motion” without awareness. There are days where the athlete’s going to feel tired and unmotivated to train, which is why a successful warm-up
Friday, 24 April 2015 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
The key to a good lift in both the snatch and clean & jerk is establishing a consistent start position. Whether that may be a dynamic start or a static start, having a consistent start position will generate an optimal second and third pull of the barbell. It is a very simple concept, a bad
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 / Published in All, Motivation, Strength and Conditioning
Many people stay away from the pull-up simply because they’re hard. However, the key is to start with progressions that gradually strengthens the muscles activating during the movement. The pull-up is one of the best exercise to develop upper body strength. Having a strong pulling strength is can be crucial for improving performance. It can
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Conditioning
What is a weightlifting complex? It is when a series of weightlifting movements are done one after the other without rest for an “x” amount of repetitions. For example, a snatch complex may include a snatch deadlift, followed by a snatch pull, followed by a hang snatch, and an overhead squat. There are many variations
Friday, 28 November 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
Here’s an awesome video from Julian Treasure talking about how to speak effectively so that people listen! Check it out.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
In part one of how to perform the Olympic lifts, I showed you the gist of what a snatch is and how to perform it. The clean and jerk is somewhat similar but it is a two-part movement that requires you to lift the bar to your shoulders, stand up straight, and jerk the bar
Friday, 24 October 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting, Strength and Conditioning
In this two-part series, I’m going to go back to basics and try my best to SIMPLIFY both the snatch and the clean and jerk so that you can get a general idea on how to perform the lifts. When learning the Olympic lifts it is important to understand what they are. The snatch is
Friday, 17 October 2014 / Published in All, Motivation, Olympic Weightlifting
Yeah, yeah, I know that all of my ‘Friday Favorites’ posts are mostly TED talks. But they are just super good and super educational! Here is another TED talks called “Are Athletes really getting faster, better, and stronger?” by David Epstein. It seems that humans have gotten faster, better, and stronger in all characteristics when
Friday, 10 October 2014 / Published in All, Motivation
This is an awesome TED TALK by Martin Hagger, who is a professor at Curtis University. He gives an overview of different techniques that elite-level athletes use to psychologically prepare for their sport. Martin provides details of scientific research into the different techniques and their utilization, and application of how these techniques can be used
Thursday, 09 October 2014 / Published in All, Olympic Weightlifting
As a beginner with minimum or some experience in weightlifting this is a template that can help you get started into weightlifting training. As you become proficient in executing the lifts, you may start individualizing parts of this template to further improve certain aspects of your training. Keep in mind that as we go along