Monday, May 17, 2010

USAW Weightlifting Course huge hit at AGSP!

Hello Everyone!

This past weekend's USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Course was a great success. Special thanks to Mark Cannella, Holly, Dan, Mike, and Bob for their willingness and expertise in teaching the Olympic Lifts.

We had a great group; everyone desired to become better at the Olympic Lifts in all aspects, understanding, coaching, execution, application, etc.

Some of the biggest takeaways for me were:
  • "Bone on bone"
  • Do not jump shrug, because the shrug actually slows you down and makes you less efficient
  • "Pop, Pop" the bar should literally hit off the high thigh as the hip comes back through
  • Your squats and complimentary lifts should be just that, complimentary to speed! Speed is king and if you teach slow squats you are teaching your athletes to be slow. "Down with control, up with power"
There were many other great cues and concepts taught and I'm hoping other attendees will make comments to this post with some of their big takeaways and ah-ha moments (I'll approve the replies).

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart