Thursday, January 24, 2008

Direct Approach to Olympic Weightlifting Program

By Joe and Virgil Dube.

A pared down approach that eliminates many of the accessory exercises.
A sample:

Drop Snatches, Hang Snatches + Cleans, and Block Work: These exercises are designed for top pull, to hone technical form, and develop quick descent, which to an extent is good training. They are novel and fun to do, but are they actually necessary? We say no, and again we assert ... if a lifter is coached properly on technical form, the actual Olympic lifts can't be beat to teach all aspects of pull, descent, even a solid overhead jerk ... practice makes perfect!
The Dube approach is here.

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