(#145) Coach and Athlete, Joe Szymanek is the featured guest on this “special edition” episode.
Joe is an accomplished Olympic weightlifter and passionate about using the bar to maximize movement and strength.
He’s a wealth of knowledge and has an uncommon, but highly effective approach to weightlifting.
This is an incredible interview and you’ll hear why he says “weightlifting is his golf.”
Here’s what you’ll learn in this interview:
- Joe’s unique story about finding weightlifting
- When he realized weightlifting was truly a “specialist” sport
- The major influences on his coaching career and why
- Joe’s advice to those considering weightlifting
- Advice to find a weightlifting coach
- Should Olympic lifting be used in conditioning?
- The Unconventional “Bottom Up” approach – what is is and why it works
- Why is the bottom up approach underutilized?
- Benefits of the bottom up approach
- The approach – step by step
- Learn about his “set up” technique
- Key assistance exercises for the snatch
- Key assistance exercises for the clean
- Key assistance exercise for the jerk
- What you need to do to be successful with the jerk
- Key cues in Olympic lifting (OL)
- A key drill to improve footwork with OL
- Why OL is a really a lifelong sport
- The difference between “weightlifters” and “people who like weightlifting“
- What you can do to get better as a weightlifter
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Weightlifting is a movement sport, not a strength sport.~Joe Szymanek
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