In December of 2013, I attended the Pendlay Weightlifting Certification. It was a great experience, learning from some of the athletes and coaches on one of the top teams in America. One of the biggest takeaways was the teaching progression that Team Muscledriver USA uses. Coach Pendlay’s teaching is actually pretty simple – there are
Sunday, 20 July 2014 by Rob Mulligan
When I see athletes fail on clean attempts, their first instinct is to blame hip mobility or their speed under the bar (and of course, those are both important.) But one thing that is always overlooked is start position. It seems like the easiest part of the lift. Pick the bar off the floor.
BOOM! That’s the sound of a loaded barbell being dropped from over your head. You just performed a successful power clean and jerk. That’s usually followed by another sound – the voice of the manager of your gym throwing you out for good. It is a sad reality that most gyms across America actively discourage