Simple Guide to Olympic Lifting

Posted on by Ben Bruno

I think a lot of people are put off the Olympic lifts because they either can’t do them very well, can’t coach them very well, or both.

I know that was the case with me. It’s easy to write something off that you aren’t good at, but often once you learn it better, your perception changes. That’s what happened with me with single leg training, and it’s also happen with Olympic lifting. The better I’ve got at coaching the Olympic lifts, the more I see their value and the more I like them, and they’re a staple in my athletes’ programs.

They’re tough to learn and coach though, no doubt about it.

Ideally you’d learn from a great coach that could walk you through it in person. But that’s just not in the cards for everyone, and I get that.

So when I heard Wil Fleming was releasing a DVD called Complete Olympic Lifting, I was really excited because he’s a great lifter and a great coach so I thought it could be a great resource to help people. I watched the DVD this weekend and it did not disappoint. It’s a soup-to-nuts guide to Olympic lifting, covering assessments to see if you’re ready for the lifts, progressions to build towards the lifts in a logical manner, and form cues that can help you get the form down better.

It’s very thorough without being overly technical, which I really like so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Wil has a lot of experience both as a coach and as a lifter himself, so he has a lot of good insights. I learned some good tips, so I’d recommend you check it out if you’re a coach looking to learn to teach the lifts better, a personal trainer looking to start teaching the lifts for the firss time, or if you’re a lifter looking to learn the lifts yourself.

It’s 40% off if you get it this week which to me is an absolute steal (30 bucks), so at that price I’d definitely at least give it a look because I think you’ll really like it.

You can find out more about it with more in-depth descriptions HERE.

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  • jontyw

    started doing partial oly lifts about 6 months ago, trying to learn them. started from empty bar but just added little by little and it has added a whole new dimension of skill and power to my work outs. Spoken to a number of people about learning new lifting skills and this is a great way to do it.