With all this talk of video analysis, I think it’s important to continue to emphasis the power of visual learning. For many students, an organized leg cycles under the hips and extension at the top of a barbell lean are theoretical concepts. “Yea, I get it in theory. But, how or does that ever really happen?” is what is running through many students’ minds.
My answer? Watch!
Watch yourself and watch others. Look at the best examples in the world, evaluate your peers, and evaluate yourself. Connecting ideas and theory to actually witnessed events is a huge step. See Lu Xiaojun clean and jerk 205kg (451.9lbs) at a bodyweight of 170lbs at real speed and then again in slow motion…
What I saw was incredible extension both on the second pull (or the “jump”) in the clean and in the drive phase of the jerk. It’s also worth noting his conviction on the lockout of his jerk. These aren’t hypothetical coaching cues, they are real moments in time and he nails it, which is part of the reason why he took him gold at this past Olympic Games in London.
What do you see? Post comments below.
Spend 20 minutes on static holds.
Then, complete 5 rounds for time of:
10 KB Snatches (53/35)