Dear Fellow Strength Coach, When I was introduced to olympic weightlifting, we learned hang power cleans and hang power snatches first and the after a while the "first pull" from the floor was…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Karsten Jensen Jun 22, 2011.
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The flexibility needed to properly train with the Olympic Lifts is very similar to the levels of flexibility needed to properly squat, deadlift and overhead press. So even if you don’t plan to have your athletes or clients practice Olympic lifts, these exercises are highly relevant.
And they are not for clients and athletes only. If WE can’t do these exercises, how can we instruct the lifts?
About 7 years ago, I could only go into the correct start position for deadlifts when I was warmed up. I found this to be inconvenient and I upped my stretching. The pelvic rock with tilt is one of the exercises that I do EVERY night just before going to bed and at 43 I have NEVER been more flexible.
Pelvic Rock with Tilt – I consider this the #1 exercise to develop hip flexibility for squats and deadlifts.
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Long term periodisation of the number of effective exercises for a given athlete and client.
It is often stated that beginners should use a high number of different exercises in order to create a "base".
However, some beginners are so unfit that there a very few exercises that they can perform correctly and safely. In other words there is only a low number of exercises available that will help them move forward towards their stated goal.
According to the dictionary "general" means can have several related meanings for example 'not specialised", "not specialised", , "including micellaneous items", "applicable or true in most cases". All these meanings of the word general can relate to the concept of "general strength training" and "general physical preparedness".
The meanings of the word "general" may convey the idea that exercises and training methods in "general strength training" can be chosen without particular…