“We teach the Olympic lifts to regular, ordinary everyday people. Why? Our people will probably never lift in a meet, though I think it would be cool. Let’s think about it: Think about training coordination. To execute any of the lifts, there a symphony of movement to lift a barbell rapidly enough to make it weightless where you can pull yourself under and catch it, then the strength to support it and then stand up with the weight. The development of power and speed is unarguable. For the non-uber athlete, why would you want to do that? The primary benefit to o-lifting is increasing overall strength. i.e. I can lift heavy shit.”

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