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Olympic Lifting Exercises For Track and Field

Olympic Lifting Exercises for Track and Field Athletes

A few of the first exercises for teaching the clean for weightlifting. Starting at mid-thigh and slowly working down to below the knees working on snapping the elbows on the catch and squatting down are good cues.

Track and field athletes that use the weight lifting activities such as olympic weight lifting need flexibility and leg strength to catch the bar in a front squat. This type of athletic skill can take time to develop, proper technique and lighter training loads are a priority for beginners.

More advanced weight lifting exercises for track and field include olympic lifting, this video demonstrates intermediate exercises for athletes.

View the first step in teaching the power clean that will help develop  technique for weight lifting with track and field athletes.