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  • Exercises for Improving the Snatch

    This article examines how to build a training program for improving the Snatch beyond the initial technique learning stage. Making continued progress requires an understanding that it is fundamentally necessary that an athlete…

  • The Path to High Performance: Part 2

    In Path to High Performance: Part 1, the article discussed the need for Technical Mastery and the paramount need for good quality coaching to avoid developing persistent errors of technique. This second article…

  • Mindset of the Olympic Weightlifter

    Carol Dweck is a distinguished professor and well-published researcher in Psychology who has taught at the universities of Columbia, Harvard, Illinois and Stanford where she is still a member of…

  • Intensity spectrum for pull exercises in Weightlifting

    Training Intensity for Pulls

    “Pulls” is collective name for a range of exercises that, depending on experience and ability, enable the athlete to focus on strength development or technique improvement, or both. The range of exercises…

  • The Path to High Performance: Part 1

    Any athlete who aspires to reach a high-performance level in Olympic Weightlifting will face a succession of challenges through which they must navigate. At the outset of the athlete development…

  • 5 Decisions for High Performance in Sport

    Okay, so you love Weightlifting and you really want to be a part of a future Australian team to the Olympic or Commonwealth Games! If you have any chance of…

  • Leo Isaac at the 1980 Commonwealth Championships

    Leo Isaac – Olympic Weightlifting Coach

    This website has been developed by Leo Isaac whose career in Olympic Weightlifting spans 48 years as an athlete, coach, coach educator, administrator and author. He is an accredited Level 3 (National)…


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