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.
Today’s blog features Part II of our three part series “Break The # 1 Barrier to Success With Olympic Weightlifting.”
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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PS: The pelvic Rock wiht Tilt is a preview from our “Olympic Weightlifting For The Fitness Client” program (scheduled release, summer 2012). Introductory offer to No Gimmicks Ezine Subscribers only. www.yestostrength.com
Posted on November 5, 2015 at 7:29pm
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.” - Abraham Lincoln
Have you ever experienced athletes or fitness clients coming to you to become faster or more powerful for a certain activity?
They often bring the expectation that they will be spending the most time - beginning immediately! - training with the most obvious power and speed exercises, like Olympic lifting, sprinting etc.
However, taking into consideration how the body works…Continue
Posted on October 11, 2015 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment
I am excited and proud to be able to offer Periodization Simplified – How To Use The Flexible Periodization Method “on the Fly” as a downloadable resource.
We created Periodization Simplified – How to Use the Flexible Periodization Method on the Fly to be the most comprehensive coverage of Periodization Principles that exists today.
We created Periodization Simplified - How to Use the Flexible…
Posted on February 18, 2015 at 4:45pm
Below is the core of the method that we use to establish the right start load in resistance training programs (From Maximal Strength - How To Manifest Untapped Potential For Strength Using The Flexible Periodization Method)
1. Explain the concept of rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to the athlete or client.
2. Three or more sets with gradually increasing loads are performed to find the right start load
Posted on February 4, 2015 at 12:16pm