Olympic lifting.
Olympic lifting. (Library of Congress)

Avoiding the Olympic

Mistake #10

Olympic lifting.

Skipping the Olympic lift
“No other movement involves as much pure athleticism,” says Bergeron. “Strength stamina, speed power, accuracy, agility are all tested during Olympic lifts. It’s a great way to build explosiveness through the hips, which is key in almost all sports. Think about how a skier drives through the turn, there’s a lot of hip explosiveness there.”

The Fix
Start with the power clean, using just a broomstick until you dial in your form.

Power clean instruction

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