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Why is Olympic Lifting so Effective?

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Jul

Why is Olympic Lifting so Effective?

 

 

 

So why IS olympic lifting so effective?

Here is a short list of why the SNATCH, CLEAN, and JERK are our go to movements for change.

  1. These lifts activate more muscle fibers more rapidly than any other modality of training.
  2. The explosiveness created is vital to any sport.
  3. It teaches athletes to apply force to the proper muscle groups, and in the proper sequence.
  4. These lifts also teach athletes how to apply force SAFELY to another body or object.
  5. Studies show an increase in strength, muscle, power, speed, coordination, vertical leap, muscular endurance, bone strength, and the capacity to withstand stress.
  6. Olympic lifts are the only lifts shown to increase maximum oxygen uptake.

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