Last night saw the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. And what a Games it was!
Sad to say its all over now. But at least I’ll be getting more down now that I’m back to not watching several hours of TV every single day.
Anyway, I was watching a bit of the weightlifting the other day. Putting over 500 lbs. up in the snatch is amazing.
The form of these athletes is of course as close to perfect as possible.
And that is born by doing thousands of reps and masterful coaching.
It got me to thinking. Just how much weight could I put up in the snatch IF my form was perfect? Then it would just be a matter of strength.
The number is probably twice what I can currently do.
There are two ways to put up bigger numbers. Get stronger physiologically or to improve your technique. That’s simplifying things but in general a good way to look at it.
The truth is the second way is much faster, but in the end it has a cap on how much it can do.
Though even then, great technique allows you to push harder at actually getting stronger. Plus it reduces risk of injury.
I have limited experience with the Olympic lifts. That’s simply a choice I made, and perhaps in won’t always remain that way.
One thing I do have much experience in is kettlebells. I didn’t start out that way. When I got underway I was nothing special. So I went to learn from the best.
One of the best is Master RKC Brett Jones. And he knows much more then kettlebells too.
He’s going to be teaching a RKC Prep Course at Iron Core in San Diego, California.
If you’re in the area and are interested in learning from the best check it out – Brett Jones RKC Prep Course. Today’s the last day to get on the early bird discount.
Now this isn’t for everyone, but as a favor to Brett and my friends at Iron Core I wanted to let you know about it.
In the near future I may be doing my own workshop down there.