Technique


  • Cover of the book Coaching Weightlifting Illustrated

    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

  • Final moments of the pull illustrated.

    The moment of the “pull finish” in the Snatch?

    The final moments of the pull in the Snatch are brief, so brief that it is exceptionally difficult for both the athlete and the coach to interpret what actually happens.…

  • Key Issues of Jerk Technique

    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…

  • The Dip Phase of the JErk

    The Dip Phase of the Jerk

    Elevation of the Bar For a successful lift, the Dip and Drive phase of the Jerk must elevate the bar sufficiently to give the athlete time and space to drop…

  • Foot lift in the Jerk

    Foot lift in Jerk technique

    Comparison of high and low foot lift in the Jerk The degree of foot lift in the Jerk is an intrinsically important factor in the time taken for the athlete…

  • Rolf Milser (Germany)

    Snatch Technique – The Key Concepts

    Three Basic Components In the early stages of learning the Snatch, beginners are often overwhelmed by the complexity of the skill and, as a result, struggle to develop a training…

  • Teaching Weightlifting Skill: 10 Objectives

    In the view of the author, the following 10 objectives are critically important in teaching weightlifting skill to beginners. The initial learning of the beginner in their first 10-20 training…

  • Qualitative Analysis of the Snatch

    The link below will provide you with a checklist that can be used to qualitatively evaluateĀ an athlete’s technical ability in the snatch. The checklist provides an indication of how to…

  • Understanding the Pull Trajectory

    For those of us who have been around in the sport of weightlifting for 40 years or more, it is incredible to consider that digital video only arrived in the…

  • 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…