Posts in: OLYMPIC Weightlifting

A Beautiful Day to Lift Heavy

Posted by: Kari

. Strength in Conditioning for Monday, December 9, 2013 During an Olympic Lift, it can seem like all time stands still. We take a breath and mentally prepare as we step our feet beneath the bar. As we tighten our core in preparation we commit ourselves to the effort required for success. Then as we [...]
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Strength, Stamina, and Endurance in Olympic Lifting

Posted by: Kari

  Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 To perform multiple power cleans at a heavy weight we must break through our kinesthetic habit that likes to lift and then dump because it’s easier, and embrace our ability to just hold on to a little bit longer.  Watch as SICFITER Christopher Gartell performs three [...]
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‘Hang’ In There!

Posted by: Kari

Programming for Friday, November 8, 2013 Olympic lifts don’t always have to come from the ground. In fact, working from the hang position is a great way to drill your technique and get stronger. WARMUP Run/row 2 big laps + down/up dog STRENGTH Hang power clean 5.4.3.2.1 Behind the neck push press 2×5 3×3 5×1 [...]
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Thrusters Pack the Punch

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Thursday, November 7, 2013 Thrusters in-and-of themselves are quite the daunting task. Add to them the additional requirement that each set is going to get heavier and heavier… well, thats enough to make even the strongest of the strong desperate for a little inspiration. Well SICFIT Scottsdale has got ya’ covered, and [...]
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Air Squats, Wall Balls, and Arithmetic.

Posted by: Kari

Programming for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Today’s workout will challenge you physically, mentally, and arithmetically. This AMRAP requires more than  just keeping track of rounds — it demands multiplication! But don’t worry, no need to whip out the times-table flash cards, we’ll only be working in multiples of three. But don’t be fooled by the [...]
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Lifting with Grace

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Saturday, September 28, 2013 When executed with patience, poise, and balance, the two most ballistic movements we perform — the clean and snatch — appear graceful and effortless. In a sense, the effort in these olympic lifts comes much before the actual lift itself. It comes from the discipline to practice them [...]
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Go Heavy or Go Home

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Friday, September 13, 2013 Lifting heavy is a relative concept. What is heavy for one athlete would not be an appropriate weight for another. Additionally, what is heavy for the same athlete can fluctuate form day to day, week to week, and year to year. Let us resolve ourselves today to find [...]
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Barbell Respect

Posted by: Kari

  Programming for Tuesday, September 10, 2013 There is a certain respect one must have when approaching a barbell. It is a kind of salute to the power it possess and the power it demands. The barbell accepts only so much manipulation. The key to directing it’s its path is rather to manipulate your own [...]
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