WEIGHTLIFTING

First comp of 2019, lifting starts at 10am, come and support your local lifters.

SUNDAY READING/WATCHING

Pushing The Knees Out In The Snatch and Clean

“In the starting position and first pull of the snatch and clean, we want to push the knees out inside the arms. This serves 3 important purposes:   First, it opens the hips to allow freer movement of the pelvis so the lower back can be arched properly. Just like in a squat, the legs need to be oriented in a way that prevents the femurs from running into the pelvis and limiting hip flexion.”


YOU DON’T NEED SPORTS DRINKS TO STAY HYDRATED: JUST TRUST YOUR THIRST


“Most of what we hear about hydration comes from companies and researchers with a vested interest in making it all seem complex and highly scientific. The current guidelines from the ACSM and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association have been updated to warn about hyponatremia, but they still promote the ideas that thirst is a poor indicator of hydration and that more than a 2 percent body weight loss should be avoided. The ACSM, NSCA and NATA all receive funding from sports drink makers, as do some of their members. If staying hydrated were as simple as just drinking to thirst, you wouldn’t need expert advice or scientifically formulated products like Gatorade.”