Another trip around the Sun
Cycles of Life
31 December 2021
Welcome to the twelfth edition of my FREE monthly Newsletter on Weightlifting. This means we’re celebrating a full trip around the sun worth of these Newsletters.
As we head into 2022, know that I plan to continue sharing my recent discoveries related to health, info from my library and of course a topic on Weightlifting.
Happy New Year!
health - /helTH/
the state of being free from illness or injury.
It’s been a crazy year for all of us, world-wide. Not to mention, of course all of those who’ve lost loved ones. This health crisis has, in a crazy way united all of us against a common enemy. COVID has wrecked supply chains for goods around the globe, created economic upheaval, loss of employment for thousands and endlessly stressed health-care workers and hospitals.
Now we have vaccinations and face covering mandates.
204 million Americans are fully vaccinated, approximately 62% of our population and 3.77 billion worldwide, almost half the world and yet over 70% of us have contracted the illness.
As we say good-bye to 2021 and hello to 2022 I know we’re all hopeful for better days ahead.
The more I coach athletes in this sport of weightlifting the more refined my program designs become. It’s never been a good practice to beat the crap outta your lifters in training and hope they’ll survive, let alone improve. The most effective training plan is the one that helps the athlete succeed and achieve their goals.
I liken the children’s story about Goldie Locks and the Three Bears to creating the appropriate mix of exercise selection, intensity and volume as finding the porridge temperature that’s “just right.” We need sufficient stress on the athlete and appropriate rest to illicit growth. If the stress is too severe and the rest too little we’ll break the lifter. If the stress is too small the organism is not pushed to grow.
For the young resilient athlete, over-reaching with high intensity and volume just short of damage will generate tremendous growth. The older, more seasoned individual requires a more careful regulation of these training variables. Injury will retard the growth of any athlete and the less resilient, older individual is more easily hurt and recovery can be much more arduous.
Technical Video Tutorials on Weightlifting
I’m often asked for technical advice for improving an athletes movement patterns of the Clean and Snatch lifts. Over the past few years I’ve accumulated some teaching videos to help illustrate efficient technique. I’ve assembled a play list on my YouTube channel :
Have a look and check back regularly as I’ll continue updating this playlist with additional skill practice videos and technical explanations.
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