We all know there’s tremendous amount of information on weightlifting technique online. Some of it is legit; some of it is pretty bogus. But a new venture, SportsEdTV is about to make a huge impact. Several months ago I was contacted about SportsEdTV, after which I reviewed their initial content dealing with tennis and golf. We later…

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Many coaches sing weightlifting’s praises because the lifts generally include “triple extension.” This means the ankle, knee, and hip joints extend (straighten) at the top of the second pull. Doing so with external loads (the barbell) is thought to strengthen non-weightlifters who use a similar joint or muscular action in running or jumping. Others claim…

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History is an oft-ignored subject, whether we’re talking about public education or the sport of weightlifting. New lifters may know the latest internet star, but inquire as to who was the first male to snatch double bodyweight, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal, or the first lifter to jerk 500lbs overhead? Often…

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Some lifters, especially beginners, fail to get in the correct starting position for the snatch or the clean. Getting it right from the beginning is a key component of good technique that should be learned from the very start. Here’s a blog Coach Newton wrote for SportsEdTV that shows how important a proper starting position…

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