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The Double-Knee Bend—Characteristics and Coaching Points

September 3, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the phases of the pull that precede the power position, as well as present some suggestions for how to coach these positions.

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The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

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Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

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Implementing Olympic-Style Weightlifting in Strength Training for Sport

August 26, 2019

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This article considers some of the main differences between the training of Olympic weightlifters and the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises in strength training for sport.

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Bridge: Olympic Lifting Alternatives, with Dr. Andy Galpins

May 1, 2015

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This video demonstrates Andy Galpin’s take on Olympic lifting variations for athletes short on time or lacking mobility, which can be used in a group setting.

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What is the Catch? Clarifying Weightlifting Exercises and Terminology

January 1, 2013

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This article covers commonly used terminology from United States of America Weightlifting (USAW), plus it contains illustrations of the basic positions for weightlifting exercises.

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The Power Position—Characteristics and Coaching Points

August 24, 2018

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The power position is an integral position for a variety of power lifting movements. Athletes can develop their power position via an integrated approach involving sound exercise selection and purposeful instruction leading to enhanced strength and technique.

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