Training Articles

What do to when your Olympic Lifting Training has hit a Plateau?

February 24, 2012

Every athlete has peaks and valleys in their training.  The problem is when that valley is a sustained plateau.  We have all hit these plateaus in our Olympic weightlifting.  We hit a period where we don’t have a lot of motivation, we miss lifts, we aren’t hitting any PRs, and so on.  These plateaus occur […]

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Early struggles in Olympic Lifting

January 29, 2012

For those just getting started in Olympic lifting, there is often a struggle to get your body into some of the more challenging positions that are required.  Positions like the bottom of a squat with the barbell overhead, as in the bottom of a Snatch or a position like a nice low catch on a […]

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Olympic Lifting Comparison – Sinclair Coefficients

January 22, 2012

The Sinclair Coefficient is a way in Olympic lifting that you can compare lifters in different weight classes.  This gives ranking bodies the abilities to rank all lifters vs. just ranking lifters in the same weight class. It is a bit mathematically complex as the formula is:  10^A(log^10 (x/b))^b  if x<b But thankfully it’s a […]

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Olympic Lifting for Athletes of Other Sports

April 24, 2011

Olympic lifting may be the best exercise in training for football, basketball, baseball, track & field, soccer, lacrosse, and more. Olympic lifting requires speed, strength, balance, and explosiveness that is unparalleled by any other movement. There have been several studies done that show that the Olympic lifts greatly improve vertical jump. There was even a […]

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