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.
Dedicated to Our Success,
Strength Coach, CPTN-CPTN.M
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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
In last week’s blog post, I wrote about the importance of helping the athlete/client to identify their “WHY” as well as creating the strongest WHY possible.
With The Flexible Periodization Method in the initial conversation/consultation, you have already gathered information about the athlete/client through pre-assessment forms.
These forms are the “test before the test.”
Is the athlete/client serious enough about their goal that they are willing to invest 1-2…Continue
Posted on December 3, 2013 at 11:18am
You are having an initial meeting/consultation with a prospective athlete/client.
As a professional, you know that initially your objective is to establish rapport.
Rapport is defined as “a relationship marked by harmony, agreement, respect, accord or affinity; a relationship of mutual understanding and agreement between people.”
In other words, establishing rapport is to answer two questions:
Posted on November 19, 2013 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment
“All that talk about “fitting the system to the athlete” instead of “fitting the athlete to the system sounds great, but I still feel that periodization sounds too complicated.”
“Furthermore, I don’t have the time to sit down and write a periodized training program for the athletes/ fitness clients that I work with.”
The above sentences describe the type of feedback I sometimes receive when I speak to strength coaches and personal trainers about The Flexible…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2013 at 11:59am
Dear Strength Coach,
I believe that the essence of being a strength coach is the ability to create, instruct, supervise and evaluate and refine training programs.
I also believe, in placing greater demands on myself than the athletes and coaches I work with do.
If you agree with the above the following question is natural: Do I have/invest as much time as is needed in program design to create the best programs possible?
While I can't help you with your schedule,…Continue
Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:31pm