Tips & Tricks for More Efficient Thrusters
Written by Sage Burgener

I like to make it a habit of making everything about me and/or Olympic weightlifting, so let us just pretend for a second that the thruster is a clean and jerk and talk about some points of performance for it.

When doing a ton of thrusters in a workout, efficiency of movement will be imperative if we hope to maintain a steady tempo. In my opinion, efficiency of our movement will come down to these three things: stability through our feet, proper rack positioning and bar path.

10 Things to do to Improve Your Clean & Jerk
Written by Sage Burgener

#1: Breathe in, brace hard and use the lats that were graciously given to you. Failure to engage the lats will most likely result in an early arm bend or shift forward off the ground.

#2: Speaking of shifting forward, discontinue your day job at the strip club. It’s only teaching you to raise your hips up before your chest on your initial liftoff. The bar, your shoulders and your hips should all rise at the same time.

#3: The bar’s immediate goal is to pull you forward and down.

10 Things to do to Improve Your Clean & Jerk
Written by Sage Burgener

#1: Breathe in, brace hard and use the lats that were graciously given to you. Failure to engage the lats will most likely result in an early arm bend or shift forward off the ground.

#2: Speaking of shifting forward, discontinue your day job at the strip club. It’s only teaching you to raise your hips up before your chest on your initial liftoff. The bar, your shoulders and your hips should all rise at the same time.

#3: The bar’s immediate goal is to pull you forward and down.

You May Be (Emotionally) Unstable, but Your Lifts Don’t Have to Be
Written by Sage Burnener

The title of this blog post has VERY little to do with the actual content, but it’s catchy and I like it.

Because there is so much to focus on in the actual lifts, we rarely think about our feet and how they feel against the ground. And when we disconnect from our feet, it’s easy to disconnect from our legs. And if we disconnect from our legs, we’ve lost our main source of power and might as well just quit weightlifting all together (may be a bit dramatic).

You May Be (Emotionally) Unstable, but Your Lifts Don’t Have to Be
Written by Sage Burnener

The title of this blog post has VERY little to do with the actual content, but it’s catchy and I like it.

Because there is so much to focus on in the actual lifts, we rarely think about our feet and how they feel against the ground. And when we disconnect from our feet, it’s easy to disconnect from our legs. And if we disconnect from our legs, we’ve lost our main source of power and might as well just quit weightlifting all together (may be a bit dramatic).