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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Olympic Lifts
on January 29, 2012
This volume represents a thorough presentation of the basic and advanced training to acquire and build the skills to successfully perform the 2 Olympic lifts. For those unfamiliar with Olympic lifting, this sport demands the development of flexibility, co-ordination, speed, and finally, power. Performance of the lifts represents a true measure of overall body strength and agility. All of this goes far beyond gym rat bodybuilding and power lifting (no disrespect - but what are you guys trying to accomplish?).
In more than 50 chapters, Greg Everret methodically works through the basics for learning and performing the lifts. This is probably the first time that I have seen both a precise description of the hook grip and the reasons to use it. Everret uses a unique approach to the lifts by breaking down the lifts into specific movements and exercises from the top down. Learning to lift from the floor is the last part of the lessons.
I am 65 years old and have recently returned to resistance training after a 10 year layoff. I wanted to take an approach different from a basic (and boring) conditioning regimen that focused on isolated muscle groups. Olympic lifting gives a true measure of athletic conditioning. My workouts now focus on learning the lifts and working on those movements such as squats, dead lifts, and presses that condition the muscle groups necessary to perform the lifts successfully.
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