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Entries in weightlifting (3)


3 Steps to Improve Your Snatch Receiving Position

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This article shows you a proven combination of exercises to help you snatch and overhead squat more weight. Each exercise includes easy-to-follow instructions and a video demonstration, plus set/rep recommendations. And we'll teach you the best times to include each exercise during your workout and training plan.

Read time: 6 min

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Fixing the Split Jerk: A Case Study of Femoral Retroversion

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Today's post is an interesting case study of a recent assessment and the implications of a key finding on fixing the split jerk.

This post will detail everything from the assessment process and clinical implications to, perhaps most importantly, the practical application of that information in the gym to develop, strengthen, and program the split jerk.

The clinical component details important information on hip function, and the practical application discusses useful strategies for all athletes who perform the split jerk.

Read time: 13 min

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How to RDL

Note: This tutorial first appeared as a guest article I wrote for Mike Robertson's website. You can view the original article here: Robertson Training Systems.

The Romanian Deadlift is one of the most important strength exercises out there and should be a staple in any training program.

Not only is the RDL great for developing glute and hamstring strength, but it complements the training effects of other exercises such as the Olympic lifts, squats, and deadlifts.

Learn how to perform or teach the RDL and how to use it to improve performance.

Read time: 12-15 min

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