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  • Illustration of the Jerk Balance by Leo Isaac

    The Jerk Balance

    Purpose of the Jerk Balance The Jerk Balance is a useful exercise that assists the athlete to master the receiving position for the Jerk. However, it is recommended that the…

  • Yanko Rusev Jerk receiving position

    Technique of the Jerk

    The technique of the Jerk is considered to be as least as complex as the Snatch. Often the learning process is unstructured and key concepts are inadequately addressed. The Dip…

  • Example of skill development program

    Types of Weightlifting Program

    It is not always easy to understand the different types of training program that are commercially available as the program purpose it not always overtly stated. The type of program…

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    Intensity in Olympic Weightlifting: How to prescribe

    In Olympic Weightlifting, the term “Intensity” is a parameter of training that describes the relative heaviness of the barbell. In training programs or workout plans, intensity is very often specified…

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    Stages of athlete development in Olympic Weightlifting

    Every athlete will inevitably reach a point in their sporting career where they reassess their potential and the benefit of their commitment to training.

  • Components of a High-Performance Sport System

    Developing a High-Performance Structure in Australian Weightlifting

    Discussion paper on high-performance Weightlifting in Australia written by Lionel (Leo) Isaac.

  • Nicu Vlad 1985 World Championships training hall.

    Training Twice a Day in Olympic Weightlifting

    Athletes in Weightlifting at the elite level have engaged in 2 sessions of training per day since the 1970s and perhaps earlier. Most famously, it was the Bulgarian weightlifting coach,…

  • Book Release

    Coaching Weightlifting Illustrated

    A book that is focused on on the process for learning Olympic Weightlifting, particularly the first crucial 3-6 months of skill development

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    Weightlifting Training Diary

    Today, I informed an athlete that it was time to start keeping a training diary and was met with a request to provide a “sales pitch”. It’s a perfectly fair…

  • Wellness and the Safety Line

    The wellness of athletes is a coaching priority. If an athlete’s training regime causes an injury or breakdown in physical or mental health, then performance falls and the purpose of…


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