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Why We Program Pause Squats

By | November 20th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

You’ll notice in some of our weightlifting programs we include pause squats as part of fundamental strength work. We program pause squats for several reasons including, to increase the athlete’s explosiveness, generate hypertrophy, and boost overall strength in specific positions of the squat. Additionally they can be a powerful tool to manage or rehab knee [...]

Useful Tools For Recovery

By | November 6th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

Your ability to recover is essential to your training progress. Quality recovery optimizes quality training. So, what’s the best thing you can do for recovery, especially in the middle of a heavy volume cycle? Here is a brief list of things that we do ourselves as athletes to recover from a hard day/week/month of training: [...]

The Importance of Accessory Movements Before Full Lifts

By | October 23rd, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

One of the most effective ways to improve technique in the Olympic lifts is to add in accessory movements before the full lifts. Both the snatch and clean and jerk are incredibly complex; making small adjustments can be difficult without breaking the movement down. Exercises such as snatch balance, tall clean, jerk balance, etc. can [...]

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Weightlifting Wednesday: Legs First

By | October 18th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

In this week's Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at one of the most common miscues when lifting from the hang or from the boxes. Oftentimes, lifters initiate lifts from their back not their legs. Here’s a good video of it done well and how to look for that common error. Take a look for [...]

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Hip Placement in the Jerk

By | October 11th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

In this week's Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at the common area we find in the jerk. Many times, a lifter will cue getting their head “through the bar“ while at the same time leaving their hips behind the bar. Take a look for more details below:

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Why No Hook No Feet?

By | October 6th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

Blog: Why No Hook No Feet? The no hook no feet snatch and clean are excellent accessory exercises for the Olympic lifts. If you are following P&G weightlifting you will notice them in your programming, and at first they may feel a little strange. The reason we program these exercises is to help you stay [...]

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Weightlifting Wednesday: Why Partial Lifts

By | September 27th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

In this week’s edition of Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at one of my training snatches.  Often time we are programmed partial lifts with pauses and eccentric loads and don’t know why. Today we take a look at one of my hang snatches with a pause built in to talk about the advantages of [...]

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Weightlifting Wednesday: Tight In The Catch

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

In this week’s edition of Weightlifting Wednesday we take a look at Jessie Bradley’s snatch from the American Open 3 two weeks ago.  Jessie is one of the more powerful athletes we have but sometimes struggles to catch load in a tight, stable position.  Take a look at the video below for some thoughts and [...]

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The New Power & Grace Weightlifting Programs!

By | September 10th, 2017|Weightlifting|

In case you missed the announcement, here is an overview of the changes happening to the online Power & Grace Weightlifting Programs: Our basic program will be 3 days per week and is geared towards those just beginning weightlifting or those supplementing their existing exercise program. With basic programming, you will have daily workouts and links to [...]

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What’s New at P&G Weightlifting?

By | September 9th, 2017|Blog, Weightlifting|

We at Power and Grace Performance are excited to announce some big changes in P&G Weightlifting! Athletes and coaches Jessie Bradley and Jourdan Delacruz are now working with P&G Performance to provide online Olympic Weightlifting programming for athletes of all levels. Both Jessie and Jourdan have years of experience competing internationally under many elite coaches [...]

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