Posts Tagged 'Weightlifting'

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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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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A Program to Correct Positional Errors

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2012 Olympic Head Coach Mark Cannella provided his philosophy to the program we introduced to Aaron Jannetti which enabled him to gain 23kg/50LBS to his total in 60 Days! And the core of the 60 Day Program!

“The idea in the first few weeks was to vary up Aaron’s programming to attack most importantly his technique. The goal was to fix some of the issues that would possibly prevent him from making gains once we entered into his ...

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Win Cash by Getting PR’s

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Columbus Weightlifting has been an organization since 1999, and our goal as our mission states is to “share and grow the sport of weightlifting”. Thanks to CrossFit the world has thousands of athlete interested in not just learning the lifts, but becoming efficient technicians so they can reach big numbers safely and efficiently.

The 60 Day Lifting Challenge by Columbus Weightlifting

Thanks to CrossFit we’ve been able to live ...

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Weightlifting Pregnant – What You Need to Know

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Some of you might be asking yourself… “What the hell is Drew Dillon writing about pregnancy?!” Ha… Don’t worry I’m not. We’ve had some questions from expecting mothers about lifting, and we found the occasion perfect to share a story we thought was amazing. Here is here story…

Weightlifting while pregnant

8 Day Before Delivery

This story is from a coach, athlete, and gym owner I highly admire. Continue Reading →

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Train with a World Champion in Ohio – A Unique Opportunity

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It is not often one is afforded to witness World Class lifters upfront and center, but in just a few weeks, Columbus Weightlifting is proud to grant a world class event with recently crowned 2013 world champion and Olympic Silver Medalist, Apti Aukhadov and Vasiliy Polovnikov, 2008 European Champion at our facility in Columbus, OH.

This event will be on Thursday, November 14th starting at 2pm.

The event will be held here:
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Hylete brings Columbus Weightlifting to San Diego

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Columbus Weightlifting and Hylete are bringing world class weightlifting technique to the West Coast! Our Olympic coach Mark Cannella will put coaches and athletes through a technique clinic on the first day of the course. On the second day we’ll actually get into a weightlifting meet from the view of an athlete and coach.

This course will help athletes and coaches identify the issues that will lead to heavier weights and better lifts. No matter if your goal is weightlifting competitions, ...

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Thirty 303lbs Cleans Broken Down!

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Coaches and gyms pushing athletes to take their time to learn correct technique need visual cues. You need to be able to get into the minds of the athlete. A coach must help them change their mindsets around how they’re moving and approaching the bar.

In response to this we would like to introduce the first poster in our learning series! We will be launching this poster in 3 days.

We wanted to really make this launch special so for the first ...

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When Technique Breaks Down

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Have you ever said, “It’s normal for technique to breakdown”?

It is a normal process for athletes to become exhausted, and in return their technique will start to fail. However, an athlete who truly understands Olympic weightlifting technique to the point of not having to think much about it will ALWAYS out last someone who hasn’t received or taken the time for the same training. I’m making this point thinking about heavy weight. I want to remind everyone about the ...

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Clean and Jerks at the CrossFit Games

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A few weeks ago Drew Dillon, our state record holder in the 85kg class and I made a last second decision to attend the CF Games in Carson, CA.  We were able to get a few first-rate tickets to enter the Games, thanks to great sponsors in Hylete and Crossfit Malibu and I remember feeling like we had just received the golden ticket from Willy Wonka.
 

As we watched the CF ...

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