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“How to Become an Olympic Champion” - Olympic Lifting for Throwers

"How to Become an Olympic Champion" is a video series by international coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson on example of Discus Throw legend Gerd Kanter. The first video series puts focus on "Olympic Lifting for Throwers". 

Who benefits from it?
Ideal for throwing coaches and athletes at all competitive levels.

What do we learn from this course?:
Never before seen footage and presentations, accumulated over 10 years of working with Gerd Kanter, and developing him from Junior Talent to Olympic Champion and 3rd furthest Thrower of all time. Level of consistency never known before even up to his retirement with every major championships final 2005-2018! The wide range of usage and importance of Olympic Weightlifting exercises. Basic technical aspects, detailed planning of the training for the season, motivational stories from the best and much more. 

Olympic Weightlifting exercises Snatch as well as Clean & Jerk are used in variety of sports. These exercises are mostly used to increase power and speed that are important factors in most sports. These exercises can be called multi joint complex exercises as when you do them you use the whole chain of the body from floor and up through multiple joints. It is usually suggested as the easiest way to build up power and speed as these exercises are done with maximum speed no matter how much weight is on the bar.

The competitive act of Olympic Weightlifting are Clean & Jerk and the Snatch. But these exercises can be so much more as: Sit Clean and Snatch and even Jerk, Power Clean and Snatch, Jerk in front or back, Split Clean, Snatch and Jerk, Kick Jerk, Hang Clean and Snatch, Snatch Pull, Clean Pull, and pull from boxes as well as elevation of feet with pulls from the floor etc.

The wide range of usage and importance is outstanding with these exercises and are more or less important in every sport. Sets, repetitions and rest vary in relation to sport being practiced but these exercises are used mostly for power and speed and then the intensity is measured in the weight on the bar as well as speed the exercise is performed. Only fast twitch fibers are used in performing these exercises and that means that sets and reps should be few and rest long. Then of course there are different training methods for different training periods in relation to sport but never forget that these exercises are used for building general horse power.

3,5 hours of exclusive video material
38 lessons with a lot of examples and theoretical materials
step-by-step visual overview of the fundamentals and techniques

Book "Olympic Lifting for Throwers" now and learn from the best!

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION
1 Introduction to this course 03:00
2 Introduction to Strength Training 03:08
3 Olympic Weight Lifting 02:49
CHAPTER 2 - OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTING, BASIC PLAN
4 Theoretical Basics 03:38
5 How to Plan - Snatch, Clean, Clean & Jerk, Jerk 15:50
CHAPTER 3 - OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTING, BASIC TECHNICAL ASPECTS
6 Introduction to Technical Aspects 01:30
7 The Snatch 02:35
8 Snatch Pull 01:32
9 Clean 02:12
10 Clean Pull 02:08
11 Jerk 03:07
12 Push Press 02:25
CHAPTER 4 - DETAILED PLANNING OF OLYMPIC LIFTING
13 Organization of Planning and Periodization 11:47
14 General Preparation Period 03:18
15 Hypertrophy Period 06:56
16 Strength Period 13:46
17 Power, Speed Period 15:01
18 Competition Period 08:21
19 Overview of Planning and Periodization 09:23
CHAPTER 5 - CROSS TRAINING METHODS OF OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTING
20 Elite individual sports 06:54
21 Elite team sports 05:40
22 Regular physical activity 07:10
23 Paralympic Sports 06:17
24 Veteran sports and activity 05:04
CHAPTER 6 - THE BEST OF POWER TRAINING
25 How did Gerd Kanter power clean 180kg? 04:39
26 How did Märt Israel snatch 135kg? 04:58
27 Example of Joachim B. Olsen - How not to use Olympic Lifting before a competition? 05:23
28 Gerd Kanter regular session with a lot of tonnage 04:14
29 Do not lift too close to competitions 04:41
30 Example of Tonnage and Calculations 03:58
31 Vésteinn Hafsteinsson, my own strength 04:51
32 Women´s lifting, example of Christina Scherwin 04:39
33 Niklas Arrhenius has always been strong 03:27
34 When Omar El Ghazaly did not peak, but lost his shape 04:31
35 Unbelievable athletes in the weight room 05:27
36 How to be weak and throw far, example of Brett Morse 04:11
37 Unbelievably crazy weight lifting training 03:27
38 Kim Christensen´s love and hate of Snatch and Clean 03:05
BONUS MATERIAL
39 Gerd Kanter 73.38m throw step by step analysis in 14 pictures
40 DOWNLOAD VERSION Gerd Kanter 73.38m throw step by step analysis. Print out format to take with you to the training.

GlobalThrowing Vésteinn Hafsteinsson Global Throwing Coaching & Management

Vésteinn Hafsteinsson was a full time discus thrower from 1986-1996. He took part in five World Championships, two European Championships and four Olympic Games. Currently he is working full-time as an international throwing coach. Among athletes that he has coached are Olympic Champion Gerd Kanter, World and European meddalists Daniel Ståhl and Joachim B. Olsen.

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