Month: February 2016


  • Muscle Anabolism

    As a consequence of normal physical activity, it is estimated that 1-2% of skeletal muscle tissue is synthesised and broken down on a daily basis (Rasmussen & Phillips, 2003). This […]

  • Olympic Weightlifting Technique

    The technique section currently provides the following resources: The Snatch Snatch – The Basic Concepts Understanding the Pull Trajectory Qualitative Analysis of the Snatch The Jerk Key Issues in the […]

  • Muscle Fibre Types

    The nature versus nurture argument is prevalent in sport. In Weightlifting, elite athletes are often considered to have a genetic predisposition for speed and strength. However there is no conclusive […]

  • Split Squat

    The split squat is an excellent exercise for assisting beginners to learn the correct receiving position for the Jerk. However, the exercise must be performed in a manner that is […]

  • Feature Image - The technique of the Jerk Dip and Drive

    Key Issues of Jerk Technique Explained

    This article focuses on Jerk technique, the second part of the competition movement known as the Clean and Jerk. In particular, the article discusses the conventional technique of the ‘Split Jerk’ which is employed […]

  • Neural Adaptation

    The concept of neural adaptation is fundamentally important knowledge that helps us understand the process by which the Weightlifter develops skill, power, strength, speed and coordination. For example, the concept […]

  • Homeostasis and Adaptation

    The human body has numerous regulatory mechanisms that exert control of its internal environment to promote survival. If the fluid content of the body diminishes, we feel thirsty and drink […]

  • Physiology

    The Physiology section provides the reader with important concepts that underpin training theory in Weightlifting. List of articles in the Physiology category Homeostasis and Adaptation Neural Adaptation Muscles Fibre Types Muscle […]