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In its finest expression the clean is a process by which the hips and legs launch a weight upward from the ground to about bellybutton height and then retreat under the weight with blinding speed to catch it before it has had the time to become a runaway
The Burgener Files - Clean and Jerk Part 1
You have one hour to teach the clean and jerk to six athletes of varying ability: how do you do it? Tony Budding of CrossFit HQ threw the challenge at Olympic lifting expert Mike Burgener, who wasn't phased at all. "I'm sure we can get it do..
Learning How to Do Full Cleans
Full cleans can get complicated, but Bill Starr simplifies the movement into a power clean and a front squat. Get comfortable with the movements, then start refining the clean by adding speed and power.
Teaching the Clean to Kids
At a Level 1 Cert, trainers break the med-ball clean down into five easily digestible steps. When training kids, you have to break things down even further. With a complicated movement like the clean, itâ€™s not practical to go through a host of progre
The Quick Lifts: Start Here
Bill Starr offers up a program designed to help athletes begin training the basics of the Olympic lifts.
Improving the Clean
Many strong athletes eventually hit a wall when training the Olympic lifts. Bill Starr explains how to get back on track when your clean stalls and PRs cease to come. Iâ€™m assuming that youâ€™re using at least decent form and have advanced to the poin
The Burgener Warm-Up
Would you trade 2 minutes 38 seconds a day for a few PRs in the snatch or the clean and jerk? If you would, then you need to start doing the Burgener Warm-Up and the skill-transfer exercises that follow it. The series of movements takes less than three
Why’d You Miss?
Maybe you weren’t strong enough to make the lift, or maybe something else went wrong. Jeff Barnett offers a non-exhaustive list of reasons why the iron didn’t move.
Better Bracing for Midline Stability
Kelly Starrett has a real knack for taking important principles of CrossFit like midline stability and putting them into real-world anecdotal scenarios for groups of trainees. This time around at CrossFit Santa Cruz, Starrett is doing just that: explainin
Just Lift ... and Coach
“Just lift heavy weights,” Anders Lindsjö says in this installment of footage from a weightlifting workshop at Eleiko headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden. After drilling technique, Lindsjö sets his students loose to just lift while their bodies remember t
Coach Burgener knows more about Olympic Lifting than anyone on this planet. If you want to improve your snatch and/or clean & jerk then you NEED to attend the CrossFit Olympic Lifting. If you haven't heard of Coach B then you should slap yourself. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: The Burgener Warmup(free), The Stance, Clean and Jerk, Receiving The Bar and Snatch Grip Position
Improve your Deadlift, Bench Press and Backsquat with the CrossFit Power Lifting Course. If Louie Simmons is good enough for the various NFL and NCAA football programs then he's good enough for you. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: Louie on the Conjugate System and Dynamic-Effort Day.