Thursday, May 30

We say Mechanics, Consistency, then Intensity all of the time, but here’s another explanation from weightlifting coach Greg Everett.

Position. Movement. Speed. Load. This is the order he preaches when learning the Olympic lifts. And while it’s basically the same idea as mechanics, consistency, intensity, it’s interesting to hear his explanation in the video below.

“You cannot perform a correct movement from or to an incorrect position because it would be a different movement.”

As he says, if you are doing this out of order and lifting heavy loads in the wrong positions you are only strengthening incorrect movement.

And, if you can’t move light loads with the correct speed, how can you expect to be successful with heavier weights?

As he says, “Be patient and trust this hierarchy and you’ll achieve better results in less time than by trying to rush the process.”

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When learning and training the Olympic lifts, always keep in mind this hierarchy: Position, movement, speed, load. . Position is the priority because it’s the foundation of everything—all movement originates from a specific position, passes through other important positions, and finishes in another specific position. . You cannot perform a correct movement from or to an incorrect position because it would be a different movement. . Movement, in most cases, can be learned and practiced initially at reduced speeds to ensure optimal positions and motions between them and to improve familiarity and comfort. As a movement improves in precision and consistency, speed can be increased to its ultimate maximum. . Finally, load can and should be added only after positions, movement and speed are adequately developed. Loading develops strength, and strength develops very specifically to the positions and motions trained. . As a consequence, loading incorrect positions and movements strengthens and reinforces those incorrect elements, creating even more difficulty in developing optimal movement. . Be patient and trust this hierarchy and you’ll achieve better results in less time than by trying to rush the process. . Tag all your friends so no one feels left out. . Videos by @hookgrip . ___________________________________________________ #weightlifting #catalystathletics #garagemind #loudmindquietmouth #gregeverett #usaw #iwf #teamWAG #puori #earthfedmuscle @earthfedmuscle @puorilife ___________________________________________________ Visit catalystathletics.com for the biggest collection of free weightlifting articles, videos, exercise demos and more.

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Workout for Thursday, May 30
20 min to Find Heavy Complex
1 Snatch
1 Overhead Squat
1 Hang Snatch
1 Overhead Squat
*Squat Snatches if Able

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