OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING

Jason Li, Exercise Science BS, USAW LVL2, Catalyst Athletics LVL1, NSCA-CPT Warming up is essential for not only a productive workout, but for injury prevention as well. All athletes in every sport has a specific routine they go through to...
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Jason Li, Exercise Science BS, USAW LVL2, Catalyst Athletics LVL1, NSCA-CPT  The hookgrip is the most common way for an Olympic Weightlifting to hold the barbell during the lifts.  With the thumb wrapped around the bar and held by the...
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Jason Li, Exercise Science BS, USAW LVL2, Catalyst Athletics LVL1, NSCA-CPT  Mobility is something that many beginners looking to get into Olympic Weightlifting struggle with. The lifts themselves require not only mobility but also stability in the extreme joint ranges...
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Jason Li, Exercise Science BS, USAW LVL2, Catalyst Athletics LVL1, NSCA-CPT  Squatting is one of the main accessory exercises for Olympic lifters to build general leg strength. The front squat in particular specifically builds posture strength that carries over well...
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Jason Li, Exercise Science BS, USAW LVL2, Catalyst Athletics LVL1, NSCA-CPT  Encouraging youths to start lifting weights offers a number of different benefits, from learning safe lifting technique early on to proper use of different gym equipment. It also acts...
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