Olympic lifts include the clean and jerk, and snatch. The
variations of these lifts that have gained popularity in sport
and general lifting are the power clean, power snatch and
overhead explosive movements. It is these lifts that are the
focus of 'Ian King's Guide to the Olympic Lifts'.
clean is the most popular explosive power exercise used by power
sport athletes. The power snatch is the less popular cousin of
the power clean, yet it's arguably a more athletic lift! The
explosive overhead lifts are popular in those circles that
appreciate their potential for power development.
program discusses covers topics relevant to each lift including:
to perform each lift the 'Ian King' way.
variations of each lift and how, why and when to use each
to identify common faults and drills to correct these faults.
Optimal teaching methods for learning and advancing in each
Assistance lifts aimed to develop technical and physical aspects
to ensure continued progress in each lift
Technical options to support the more advanced lifter.
Management issues such as warm-up, stretching, warm-up sets,
arousal and recovery.
Equipment options such as chalk, tape on fingers and bar
Safety issues to reduce injury risk.
King's Guide to the Olympic Lifts' is packed with information!
This is the longest footage Ian has ever recorded dedicated
specifically to these three lifts!
What others have said
about the Ian King's Guide to the Olympic Lifts Series!
What a pleasure it
was to see King Sports on DVD quality! Secondly, I was
impressed. As usual, Ian makes it look so easy. And
truthfully it is. Once you understand the simple way Ian
teaches you will make huge strides in your own teaching.
As a coach I paid special attention to Ian's teaching,
perhaps more so than to the exercise instruction itself.
That I will do upon second viewing. I wanted to improve
my teaching abilities. I realized how often I
demonstrate when I train clients.
Ian never shows. He uses a higher level of communication
than most of us to have the athlete learn entirely by
doing. This is an admirable quality and one I strive to
I also admire Ian for his lack of 'theories'. Ian deals
with the reality of what he knows in relation to the
athlete he is working with. Who cares what the names of
muscles are in Latin. Who needs a blood pressure cuff to
do a abdominal exercise. One performs movement in the
real world and Ian addresses said movements in the
Ian also takes his skill to the level most won't: he
teaches an athlete these exercises for the first time.
No rehearsal. Why? Because Ian is the Master. Ian has
mastered his own methods such that he can perform
optimally in any environment.
If you don't own this series I suggest you add it too
your library, even if you don't plan on doing these
lifts. Invest in the series for what you will learn
about teaching and higher communication.
I have never seen
anything like it in the industry! To get info like this
you had to be acquainted with a world-class bodybuilder,
power lifter, Olympic lifter or pro athlete of some sort
and hope they would share their info with you! Even
people who have been in the Iron Game for years will