Category: Olympic Lifting

Secrets of the Chinese Olympic Lifters

/ Posted 01.18.2013

Q: At the London Olympics the Chinese once again won the most gold medals in weightlifting. What are they doing … continue reading

Olympic Press vs the Jerk

/ Posted 07.20.2012

Q: What do you think about using the Olympic press rather than the jerk as overhead work for athletes—because it’s … continue reading

Updated Arnold Strongman Classic lineup 2012

/ Posted 02.22.2012

2012 Arnold Strongman Classic competitors include: Michael Burke of Aurora, Colo. — Winner of the 2012 All American Strongman Challenge … continue reading

Arnold Sports Festival Update 2/12/12

/ Posted 02.12.2012

Exciting new events this year include:  U.S. Olympic Teams Trials for Weightlifting and USA Weightlifting National Championships, Men’s Physique division … continue reading

Employing the Halting Deadlift

/ Posted 06.03.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER Vol. 4, No. 11 June 01, 2011 THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 11 This … continue reading

Heading Into the Pre-Competition Cycle

/ Posted 06.03.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER Vol. 4, No. 10 May 15, 2011 THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 10 This … continue reading

Pulling From Blocks–a Valuable Training Aid Revisited

/ Posted 05.04.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 9 This free newsletter is to inform you of events, and thoughts regarding … continue reading

How to Tell if You’re Training is Balanced

/ Posted 04.20.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER Vol. 4, No. 8 April 15, 2011 THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 8 This … continue reading

Supplemental Squats

/ Posted 04.18.2011

Athletes who train to improve their sports performance rely on the squat. They typically alternate a half-squat or power squat with a front squat. Some use a lunge walk with dumbbells, with a few key lifts rounding out the strength program: power cleans, power snatches, bench presses, push presses or jerks from the rack and either hyperextensions, glute/ham raises or Romanian deadlifts. Those athletes don’t have the time or energy to incorporate training tools like chains, bands and changes of weight during one rep or boxes of various heights. Unlike powerlifters, who compete in the squat, bench press and deadlift, or Olympic lifters, who compete in the snatch and clean and jerk, athletes in other sports use weight work as just one component of their training. They also have speed programs, speed-endurance training, agility training, explosive and plyometrics training and, of course, practice and competition in the sport itself. That limits the amount of strength training they can do. They cannot spend time trying to improve just one lift, such as the squat, with other supplemental lifts.

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Need Help Figuring Out How To Plan Your Athletes’ Training?

/ Posted 04.12.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER Vol. 4, No. 7 April 01, 2011 THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 7 This … continue reading

The Phat Elvis High Voltage Open Was A Fabulous First Meet!

/ Posted 03.24.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 6 This free newsletter is to inform you of events, and thoughts regarding … continue reading

Items To Consider When You Choose A Weightlifting Coach

/ Posted 03.01.2011

I frequently get inquiries from enthusiastic neophytes who are anxious to find a great coach to take them to weightlifting greatness.

The 2011 American Record Makers Was A Fabulous Event!

/ Posted 02.04.2011

THE TAKANO ATHLETICS NEWSLETTER VOL. 4, No. 3 This free newsletter is to inform you of events, and thoughts regarding … continue reading

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