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Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide For Athletes & Coaches

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Olympic Weightlifting is a comprehensive guide to learning and instructing the Olympic and related lifts. Includes sections on teaching progressions, lift analyses, error correction, programming, competition, supplemental exercises, warm-up protocols, nutrition, and sample training programs. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." Don Weideman, Vice Pres ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Catalyst Athletics
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Cristián Morales Marroquín
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This is a great textbook. I highly recommend this to anyone currently practicing the Olympic lifts as it will improve your understanding of the mechanics behind each movement, as well as the quality of your communication with your coach. The most practical information I could find was regarding flexibility. Ive inadvertently been using a very narrow stance on front squats and cleans, and have been working towards improving it. This is what Im currently doing, next to what I consid
Yevgeniy Brikman
Mar 22, 2009 Yevgeniy Brikman rated it liked it
This book contains a ton of information, including just about everything you need to learn the olympic lifts. However, while it's all there, the organization and writing style make it difficult to parse through and find exactly what you need. I guess I'm comparing this book to the gold standard - Rippetoe & Kilgore's "Starting Strength" - but I found it hard to separate the "need to know" from the other stuff. Starting Strength seemed to lay out information in a simple, straight forward fash ...more
Panashe M.
Jun 07, 2014 Panashe M. rated it it was amazing
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The title says it all, and it's certainly no exaggeration, this is an exhaustive and comprehensive guide to all things weightlifting. Greg breaks the Olympic lifts down into easy to understand progressions, and he is sure to detail every aspect of technical performance. Already, I've managed to improve my own technique by following some of his recommendations. Concise yet thorough, written in an engaging (and at times slightly humorous manner), this is an outstanding resource for athletes, and e ...more
Aug 07, 2012 C rated it it was amazing
Highly detailed, perfectly organized and well-written guidebook to the Olympic lifts

This book is for the athlete or coach who is looking for a definitive starting point to their study of the Olympic lifts. I turned to this book when Internet research and videos just didn't provide me with enough detail to develop a true understanding of performing and coaching the lifts.

The best part of this book is the progressive nature in which the material is presented. This is helpful in learning to perform
Jan 10, 2016 Chateebox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book! Has all the information needed and more. Will defnitely read it over and over as a helpful guide for my trainings and lectures.
Mar 08, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it
Wow. Too much information, I think. Great stuff, and I'm sure that it would be fantastic for a strength coach who was in the position of teaching the Olympic Lifts, but I became boggled after a while. Might revisit this one if I decide to really pursue the Olympic Lifts at a later date, however.
Lauren Casapulla
Aug 22, 2015 Lauren Casapulla rated it it was amazing
Greg really knows how to explain things. This supplements my in-the-gym training with my coaches and gives me technique fixes to consider when I'm on my own at open gym time.
Sep 11, 2014 Marc rated it really liked it
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Great book on the fundamentals of the oly lift.
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