Columbus Weightlifting News

Use Your Certifications – SMR Mobility – Week 1

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If you’ve been following along than you read last weeks post about “taking my own advice” (If you didn’t read it just click on over and get caught up if you’re lost)

Now to the action… this week – Calves and Feet!

We forget this! ALL THE TIME!… I know you’re guilty… I know I’m guilty.. For some reason the quads, hamstrings, and all the various muscles in the back see to take ...

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A Challenge – Thoughts After a Weekend Clinic

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Drew Dillon Coaching in Chiang Mai Thailand

In the last few years I’ve had an amazing opportunity. I’ve been able to work with dozens and dozens of passionate coaches all hungry to learn more about the Olympic lifts.

A good friend of mine was able to attend one of our USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach Certification. (What a mouthful!) He had a great time, he passed the ...

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Working in Afghanistan? – We Can Still Coach You

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Have you ever thought – “I would love to learn more about this, but there just isn’t a coach nearby I can access”?

Now you can receive that coaching no matter where you are in the world if you’re truly serious about it. This coaching could be in any sport, business, project, etc., but I’m going to use my examples in the form of weightlifting. The keys to being successful in “remote coaching” are the process, the communication, and the tools!

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A Vital Tool for Coaching

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How fast is your eye? Did you see the difference between those last two lifts? Are you seeing the symptoms or the cause? The above questions are a challenge for the new coach. A mix of uncertainty and the demanding eyes of an athlete after a lift are enough to turn some coach’s away. However, available now more than ever are tools to help this specific issue, and to allow a new coach the opportunity to answer the above questions ...

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2014 Arnold Volunteers Needed

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It is that time of year again. The world gathers to Columbus, Ohio to witness 50 different sports. The one we know you love is the Arnold Weightlifting Championship which will run Friday, February 28th – Sunday, March 2nd.

This event is run purely by volunteers. A true meet by weightlifters for weightlifters. We hope you’ll join the volunteers if you are able to that weekend. You’ll receive a free three day pass to ALL of the ...

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2012 Olympic Coach – Returns to California thanks to Hylete!

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2012 Olympic Coach Mark Cannella is often referred to as one of the best technicians when it comes to Olympic Weightlifting in the United States. His true skill – Getting an athlete to correct the very subtle issues that are holding them back from their true top weights.

An example - In 2011 Holley Mangold blew out her knee at the Olympic Training Center (OTC). At the time Holley has lifts of around 100kg in the snatch and ...

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A True Opportunity for Weightlifting Coaches

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The Arnold Weightlifting Championships are 65 days away! We at Columbus Weightlifting are working to get everything in order to have another great year. We are adding the final details to the registration and testing it for any bugs. The registration will open soon, but there is one opportunity that just came together that pertains to all weightlifting coaches.

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Weightlifter

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We are days away from Santa shoving all those presents under the tree. Here are the top 5 gifts that Santa was asked for from those of you who love weightlifting.

A Weightlifting Belt – There are belt haters and belt lovers… As Mark Cannella would say… “A lot of world champions wear belts… do you think any of them care of the arguments?” Olympian Holley Mangold put on a belt and immediately saw a jump in her numbers… ...

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American Open Musings – By Cannella

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Recently, our club competed at the American Open in Dallas, TX.  As a head coach, we wanted to be prepared as much as possible for our trip based on the athletes that were competing.

Kevin Hartness

Kevin Hartness – 77kg Lifter

Three of our athletes competed on Friday, day one and one athlete competed on day two.

On the list items for myself was to ...

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