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Olympic Weightlifting for Sports Performance

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Olympic Weightlifting for Sports Performance

  1. 1. Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries – University of East London, April 2014 OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING for Sports Performance + Matt Smith, MSc, ASCC Strength & Conditioning Coach British Basketball England Basketball
  2. 2. About me + Accredited S&C Coach (UKSCA) + Weightlifting Instructor (BWLA) + Experience Great Britain United States China Qatar
  3. 3. Learning Objectives + Introduce the sport of Olympic weightlifting and its equipment + Learn the benefits of using Olympic lift variants as part of athletic training + Gain practical experience of correct techniques for selected lifts
  4. 4. Weightlifting: The Sport + Olympics since 1896 + The Snatch + The Clean and Jerk + Lift as much weight as you can!
  5. 5. Equipment + Bar + Discs + Collars
  6. 6. Terminology + Snatch + Clean + Jerk + Power + Hang + Split + Squat + Pull + Press + Push
  7. 7. Olympic Lifts and Athletes + Power and rate of force development + Force absorption + Total body co-ordination
  8. 8. Evaluation + Sport + Athlete + Situation
  9. 9. Positions + Overhead Squat/Jerk + Jerk Rack/Front Squat + Snatch and Clean start (floor)
  10. 10. Footwear + Stability
  11. 11. Hook Grip + Strong + Secure
  12. 12. Lift Variants + Overhead Squat + Front Squat + Hang Power Snatch + Hang Power Clean
  13. 13. Lift Variants + Push Press + Power Jerk + Split Jerk
  14. 14. Coaching + Position + Pattern + Power
  15. 15. Programming + Movements + Repetitions + Sets + Loading + Intensity + Frequency + Progression
  16. 16. Recommended Reading
  17. 17. Learning Objectives + Introduce the sport of Olympic weightlifting and equipment + Learn the benefits of using Olympic lift variants as part of athletic training + Gain practical experience of correct techniques for selected lifts
  18. 18. Thank you @coachmattsmith

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