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  • 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 […]

  • Movement Analysis

    The following articles on movement analysis are provided for members and subscribers: Gestalt and Temporal Spatial Approaches to Movement Analysis Qualitative Analysis of the Snatch  

  • Weight Loss and Making Weight in Weightlifting

    It is inevitable in any sport such as Weightlifting that separates competitors into bodyweight categories that the participant will be faced with the proposition of manipulating their normal bodyweight up […]

  • Energy expenditure and energy efficiency

    Daily Energy Expenditure The daily energy expenditure of an individual has 3 components: The energy required to maintain the body at rest: referred to as resting metabolic rate or RMR. […]

  • Concurrent Strength and Endurance Training

    Is it possible to adapt simultaneously to strength training and endurance training? Considerable research has been undertaken in an attempt to answer this question. While there is a preponderance of […]

  • Qualitative Analysis of the Snatch

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

  • Affect of Weightlifting on the Cardiovascular System

    At moments when the Weightlifter applies maximal force, the internal pressure in working muscles is sufficiently great to interrupt blood flow. How does this affect the cardiovascular system, particularly the […]

  • Proprioception in Weightlifting

    Proprioception is a sense in just the same way as vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. It relies on sensory organs called proprioceptors located within muscles, tendons and joints that […]

  • Muscle Coactivation and Strength

    This article provides some theory about the concept of muscle coactivation and strength. The importance of this theory is that it helps to explain why Weightlifters must engage in training […]

  • Level of athlete autonomy

    Conversation with athletes

    Last night I had a pre-planned group conversation with athletes at the club after training. I am not entirely sure what was expected by the athletes but this session had been billed […]