In Olympic Lifts, Videos

August 04, 2010

Video Article

In a training session at Eleiko HQ, 1992 Olympics competitor Anders Lindsjö works on the snatch and the clean with a group of athletes.

Lindsjö drills technique with an empty bar and encourages athletes to get a little angry when they jump the bar overhead, much like how Coach Mike Burgener demands a junkyard-dog attitude when pulling a weight.

From there, Lindsjö tells his athletes to add weight without altering their movement and technique at all. If the weighted snatches from the hang position look the same as they did with no weight, the athletes can add more plates. If the snatches look different when weight is added, then something needs to be fixed.

Of course, the ultimate goal is to move as much weight as possible, mostly because it’s a hell of a lot of fun.

9min 7sec

Additional reading: Improving the Clean by Bill Starr, published June 16, 2010.

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10 Comments on “Adding Weight to the Quick Lifts”


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Anders makes it so easy... a caveman could do it!!


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If you've spoken to Max Mormont, then know a caveman does it. Not a hit at Max, did CFFB Cert with him. He calls himself a caveman and tries to live up to it.


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I like this guy :)


Dane Thomas wrote …

He is good at explaining the hows and whys of technique, but also striking a good volume balance between technique work and just seeing how much can be lifted.


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Fantastic series and great message. Technique THEN weight. And the message on technique is quite clear - good technique is paramount because it is efficient and allows for a maximum ceiling of accomplishment.


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Great video. It would be great to see this guy stateside doing Oly-lifting seminars. I'd go in a heartbeat.


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Great video, this guy is awesome.


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Great video again, we as CrossFitters are spoilt having Coach B and Coach Anders.

I really, really like the way he explains movements & what they should FEEL like, really important coaching cue. Super Important!


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Good stuff. Amusing and helpful at the same time.


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how much weight was the girl lifting?

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