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Want to Be Good at Oly? – by Chad Vaughn

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Want to Be Good at Oly? – by Chad Vaughn

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Photo Credit: Mike Warkenton/CrossFit Journal. Source: Want to Be Good at Oly? by Chad Vaughn, CrossFit Journal.

Photo Credit: Mike Warkenton/CrossFit Journal. Source: Want to Be Good at Oly? by Chad Vaughn, CrossFit Journal.

Want to Be Good at Oly? – by Chad Vaughn

Humans learn in many different ways and most of us learn the best when we are exposed to a variety of teaching methods.

In class you may have heard a coach tell you to sweep the bar toward you as your pull the bar from the ground in a snatch. Or they may have told you to draw the knees back as the bar comes off the floor. But there’s another way we can reinforce our learning, understanding, and application of good technique – and that is through reading about the movements.

In the article below, two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn, talks through four points he believes make for lifting the most weight. His articulation of the how and why is superb and this article can help anyone better understand how to perform these lifts well.

 

Want to Be Good at Oly?
Two-time Olympian Chad Vaughn details four areas of focus he believes will help you add weight to your snatch and clean and jerk.

Chad offers a number of great Olympic Weightlifting tips via his Instagram account. You can follow him @olychad to learn more.