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


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Online course "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. 

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.

To join the course, please visit CoachTube here.


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