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Kyle Dosterschill does a double with 150kg on the drop snatch. Every Monday this exercise is done and Kyle has been training on the Olympic weightlifting tea...

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  • Excuse me Kurt, but I have to disagree with you on this one. GREAT Technique is the #1 method to prevent injury. So many strength and conditioning coaches (young and old) get on this website and post these videos showing their kids with horrible technique yet we applaud. I've seen athletes at LSU Overhead Squat (similar bio-mechanics) with up to 100 kilos and they were fine because of the stressing of technique. If your athlete suffers a "career threatening injury" doing an Olympic lift that means the coach who taught them was negligent enough to think they actually KNEW the mechanics to teach the lift. I'd rather just have those coaches do explosive box-jumps or something else that will decrease the "risk-benefit ratio"

  • I believe this is too high of a risk for someone who is an athlete in a sport other than Olympic Lifting.  My job is not only to assist athletes in improving their performance now, but also assuring their risk of injury in the weight room and on the field or court is minimized.  What do I tell a football coach who's player has suffered a career ending injury from doing this lift.  And at age 46, I am feeling the history of 30 plus years of lifting with excellent mechanic myself.  I know former world class Power and Olympic lifters who are in need of knee, shoulder, and hip replacements.  I want my kids to have successful careers but still be able to function in life 20 years later.  Sometimes more is not better.

  • well, injury or the increase in probability is not just on the coach/trainer. just as in any athlete-coach relationship the responsibility is shared. i agree that initially the majority onus is on the coach if the movement(s) is new for the athlete but it's never always on the coach. awesome feat, especially considering the amount of resistance. incorrect seated military press could prove to be just as dangerous (for the shoulder girdle). of course with this compound movement there are additional factors to consider.

  • This exercise is only high risk when the person that is teaching the athlete does not have the ability to teach it. The same also goes for coaches trying to teach Olympic lifts that have no business teaching them, at the end of the day you have a hurt athlete because of the coach's negligence. 

  • That is an enormous load on the shoulder girdle.  The Risk-to-Reward ratio of that movement is too high for someone participating in a sport other then Olympic Lifting.   

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