The author lays a foundation with an explanation of theory, and then provides a systematic process for recognizing problems, discovering their sources, and addressing them effectively, all with the express purpose of achieving safe, optimal positions and movement patterns for the snatch and clean & jerk. Contains over 900 photos and illustrations.
Since shortly after its original release in 2008, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been the most popular book on the sport of weightlifting in the world and has become the standard text for learning and teaching the snatch and clean & jerk. This all new third edition has been expanded over 150 pages with revised and improved chapters, new chapters, improved organization, more tables and diagrams, over 600 photographs, improved readability, and improved reference functionality with an index, glossary and expanded table of contents. The book presents a complete progression for athletes and coaches starting with foundational elements such as breath control and trunk stabilization, squatting, balance and weight distribution, warming-up, individual variation; working to complete learning and teaching progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk; covering training program design extensively, including assessment for recruiting and new lifters, and 16 sample training programs; technical error correction, supplemental exercises, nutrition, bodyweight manipulation, and mobility; and a thorough section on competition to prepare both lifters and coaches. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." -Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association "Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting." -Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach "Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise! A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements." -Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach "Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf." Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame "Everett's book is one of the most accessible and comprehensive weightlifting sources available for the coach and athlete today. I highly recommend this book for every serious strength coach or weightlifting practitioner." -John Thrush, Head Coach Calpians Weightlifting Table of Contents Foundations Understanding the Lifts Learning & Teaching the Lifts Individual Variation Facility & Equipment Warming Up Breathing & Trunk Rigidity The Squat Foot Positions & Transition The Hook Grip The Double Knee Bend Starting Position Principles The Snatch Introduction to the Snatch The Receiving Position Learning the Snatch Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Snatch The Clean Introduction to the Clean The Receiving Position Learning the Clean Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Clean The Jerk Introduction to the Jerk The Receiving Position Learning the Jerk Understanding the Jerk The Clean & Jerk Error Correction Introduction to Error Correction Universal Errors Snatch Errors Clean Errors Jerk Errors Program Design & Training Introduction to Program Design Assessment Training Variables Jump Training Assistance Work The Bulgarian Method Specific Populations The Program Design Process Restoration & Recovery Training Practices Sample Training Programs Supplemental Exercises Introduction to Supplemental Exercises Snatch Exercises Clean Exercises Jerk Exercises General Exercises Nutrition & Bodyweight Introduction to Nutrition Bodyweight Supplements Mobility & Flexibility Introduction to Mobility Stretches Self-Myofascial Release Competition
Author: Peter George
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Secrets of the Squat Snatch is the ideal manual for anyone wishing to quickly learn or improve his or her technique on the most elegant movement in Olympic sports. Whether your goal is wining Olympic Gold or just enhancing your explosive muscular power for other good and just purposes, this manual, with or without a coach, is your ideal guide. This Vintage Edition is the world’s most authoritatively endorsed book on its subject.
Author: Don McCauley
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2010-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Power Trip is intended to be a guide for parents, athletes and coaches to assist them in discovering the WHAT, HOW, WHERE AND WHY of strength training. It will allow the young athlete, or just any kids who want to be stronger and faster, to do the right things, in the right order and find the right places and people to help them continue to excel and not be sidelined by overtraining or negligent training in the gym. It will help parents to start their children on the right path to better athleticism, whether or not they plan to be a competitive athlete. Coaches will find the latest techniques of Olympic-style Weightlifting on the "Trip," what lifts are more important to do and they will probably find themselves losing their temper or, at least, find their interest stimulated. On this Power Trip, athletes, parents and coaches will be exposed to what I think are the best exercises to do to become more powerful and the techniques I teach. You will learn, especially using the DVD, which can be ordered online, the best teaching progression to make yourself or your athlete, exceptional at performing these all-important Olympic-style lifts. Strength training can be a long and costly maze. Money and, more importantly, time can be wasted going down the wrong roads and riding with the wrong people. You will learn on this Power Trip, what to look for in a coach, a strength program and/or a gym when you are traveling through your athletic life. And, you will learn how not to waste your time doing things that aren't making you a better athlete and a more powerful person. And, I hope you will laugh a bit as well. Get up early. Pack your gear. Get ready to take your Power Trip. Don McCauley has coached Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Throwing, and Strength and Conditioning with several sports, for almost thirty years. In that time he has produced athletes that have competed at the national and international level, including the Olympics. He has competed in the sports of Track&Field as a middle distance runner, Road Running, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. He is most proud of his best 10-mile race time of 59:32. Don graduated from the University of Rhode Island, is a C.S.C.S., a Level 1 Track & Field Coach and is certified by CrossFit and Cross- Fit for Kids. He presently works for Performance Initiatives as the Coach of the Coastal Empire Weightlifting team and owns a CrossFit box in Savannah, Georgia. He is on the Ethics Committee of the USAW (Olympic Weightlifting NGB) and has a long-standing teaching relationship with many athletes in that sport. He is active in hosting weightlifting clinics and camps for athletes and coaches at the Performance Initiatives gym.
The unifying theme of every elite athlete and every spectacular performance is movement. It’s the basis for what we recognize as athleticism. It’s the foundation for athletic skill and the essential ingredient to excellence. Athletic Movement Skills: Training for Sports Performance sets a new standard for athletic assessment and development. This authoritative work presents proven protocols for evaluating, correcting, training and translating athletic movement to athletic dominance. Combining the latest science and research with cutting-edge techniques and strategies, Athletic Movement Skills will show you how to - develop multidirectional speed and power for any sport and any position, - improve jumping and agility with effective plyometric progressions, - harness and apply power in critical game or match situations, - evaluate and correct posture and body position, - reduce injuries and expedite rehabilitation and - create functional strength progressions that will directly translate to on-field performance. Hundreds of photo sequences and illustrations plus 10 detailed exercise progressions depict how to refine and perfect speed, agility, strength and power-related movements and skills. Whether you are working with young or experienced, novice or elite athletes, Athletic Movement Skills is a must-have. It is the definitive development guide for anyone serious about sport performance.
As a physical therapist, coach, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Aaron Horschig began to notice the same patterns in athletes over and over. Many of them seemed to pushed themselves as athletes in the same ways they push themselves out in the real world. Living in a performance-based society, Dr. Horschig saw many athletes who seemed to not only want to be bigger and stronger but to get there faster. This mentality ultimately led to injuries and setbacks, preventing athletes from reaching their full potential. Now, after developing unique and easy-to-use techniques on how to train and move well, Dr. Horschig shares his invaluable insights with readers in The Squat Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Squat and Finding Your True Strength. This detailed plan enables you to unearth the various weak spots within your body-the areas that leave you in pain and hinder your ability to perform-and completely change your approach to athleticism. Discover new strength, new power, and astounding potential you never knew you possessed. As the founder of SquatUniversity.com, Dr. Horschig knows that when you transform the way you work out, you transform your body-and your life.
Author: Kelly Starrett
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Health & Fitness
Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: Move safely and efficiently in all situations Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions Restore normal function to your joints and tissues Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency
From the author of what has been called the best book on Olympic weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, comes Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. This book focuses on athletes and coaches outside of the competitive weightlifting world to present a method of teaching the Olympic lifts and their variants simply, safely and effectively to all types of athletes. Also includes information on program design and flexibility training to prepare athletes to perform the lifts. "Coach Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is a extraordinary product for any sport coach s library. As a proponent of the power clean and its variations for performance training, I found this book to be an outstanding reference for teaching methodology for the Olympic Movements. Coach Everett provides user-friendly terminology for the explanations of these movements. This book is a must-have for any coach who implements Olympic lifts in their program. Joe Kenn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Carolina Panthers "Coaches, make room on your bookshelf for Greg Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. Thorough, well written, well organized, and full of information & pictures to help make each point understandable. This will help make you a better coach, and in turn help improve your athletes potential to succeed. I'm excited for Greg and excited to put the information to use! Jim Malone, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, San Diego Padres This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University "Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting." Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida This book is a great addition to any strength & conditioning coach s library. It gives very basic and descriptive instruction that does not complicate what a strength & conditioning coach has to teach and coach on a daily basis regarding Olympic style lifts. Kevin Yoxall, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Auburn University Greg Everett is my go-to resource when it comes to the Olympic lifts. Whether it s coaching, program design, or even addressing common limiting factors like flexibility, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports leaves no stone unturned. Whether you re a young coach learning the ropes or a grizzled veteran, this book is an amazing resource. Quite simply, if your goal is to teach athletes how to Olympic lift safely and effectively, this book needs to be in your library. Mike Robertson, President of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training
For 10 years, the Performance Menu Journal has been published on the first of every month, providing athletes, coaches and trainers some of the best and most innovative information in the industry. This anthology celebrates our first 10 years with some of our favorite articles, representing each of our 120 issues.
Author: Carl Cederström and André Spicerm
Publisher: OR Books
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In these pages, the authors of the widely-acclaimed The Wellness Syndrome throw themselves headlong into the world of self-optimization, a burgeoning movement that seeks to transcend the limits placed on us by being merely human, whether the feebleness of our bodies or our mental incapacities. Cederström and Spicer, though willing guinea pigs in an extraordinary (and sometimes downright dangerous) range of techniques and technologies, had hitherto undertaken little by way of self-improvement. They had rarely seen the inside of a gym, let alone utilized apps that deliver electric shocks in pursuit of improved concentration. But, in the course of a year spent researching this book, they wore head-bands designed to optimize meditation, attempted to boost their memory through learning associative techniques (and failed to be admitted to MENSA), trained for weightlifting competitions, wrote what they (still) hope might become a bestselling Scandinavian detective story, enrolled in motivational seminars and tantra sex workshops, attended new-age retreats and man-camps, underwent plastic surgery, and experimented with vibrators and productivity drugs. André even addressed a London subway car whilst (nearly) naked in an attempt to boost attention. Somewhat surprisingly, the two young professors survived this year of rigorous research. Further, they have drawn deeply on it to produce a hilarious and eye-opening book. Written in the form of two parallel diaries, Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement provides a biting analysis of the narcissism and individual competitiveness that increasingly pervades a culture in which social solutions are receding and individual self-improvement is the only option left.
Camargo presents his approach to teaching lifters the snatch, clean, and jerk, and provides clear, simple strategies for recognizing and correcting the most common technical errors in the Olympic lifts.
In 2012, Kazakhstan shocked the weightlifting world by winning four Gold medals at the London Olympics. Kazakhstan had competed as an independent country at the Olympics since 1996. Before the 2008 Olympics, Kazakhstan had never won gold in weightlifting. According to Aleksey Ni, "Nobody would have believed my team would bring four gold medals." The secrets of Kazakhstan's success lie in four elements: gifted athletes, a big goal, government funding, and a good plan. In this book, you will gain new insights into the programming of Master of the Sport level lifters in Kazakhstan. This information will help elite athletes reach new levels of performance.
A system for instructing in CVFMHI that emphasizes progression at every level. It builds exercises pose-by-pose, movement skill exercise by exercise, and work capacity--fitness--by testing movement skill with incremental increases in volume, load, and intensity. And it's effective whether you're coaching one-on-one, or leading a class with dozens of athletes.