Month: March 2016


  • Talent Identification In Weightlifting

    Nature versus Nurture in Weightlifting It is accepted theory in Weightlifting that genetics plays a substantial role in the ultimate performance of the individual (12, 33).  A typical belief is that Weightlifters […]

  • Writing Weightlifting Programs – 5 Principles to Improve Results

    Experienced Weightlifting coaches know the value of writing training programs for athletes. Yes, there are many limitations with a written program but if you want success as a coach, it […]

  • 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 […]

  • Gestalt and Temporal Spatial Approaches to Movement Analysis

    It is extraordinary that experienced coaches can often identify, with only the naked eye, faults and inefficiencies in the movement of their athletes that occur in the briefest of moments. […]

  • Learning the Technique of the Jerk – Key Objectives

    Take a long term approach It is important to take a long-term approach, from the very first moment that training begins, toward achieving positional correctness, speed of movement and total confidence in the Jerk. Coaches […]

  • The Dip Phase of the Jerk

    Not all aspects of the Dip and Drive are well understood. Easy to understand, but not easily achieved, is the need to elevate the bar in one direction only – vertically upwards. This directional […]

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

    Key Issues in the Jerk

    The Jerk is a highly complex movement that many athletes in Weightlifting find harder to master than the Snatch. In the Jerk, athletes must overcome several key issues if they […]

  • Learning the Jerk

    It is important to take a long-term approach, from the very first moment that training begins, toward achieving total confidence and positional correctness in Jerk technique. Coaches should understand that the skill learning […]