Of the many things I love about weightlifting, one is the...
Of the many things I love about weightlifting, one is the inclusiveness of all the different body types and two is the development of an athlete’s specific technique.
I head down to hang out with my coach Jim Schmitz (@jimschmitz) once a week at The Sports Palace. The place is rich with history and Jim’s always got a good story or two to tell. He also records all of the local, national, World and Olympic level meets he attends. This benefits his lifters and gives everyone something to observe when they sit between sets during practice.
One technique that always amazes me when I see it is the balancing of the barbell across the athlete’s chest and shoulders as they remove their grip and slide their hands out for the jerk. The amount of mobility and stability required to perform this feat with that level of weight is none other than impressive! Enjoy.
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