To Think or Not to Think

With technique being of the utmost importance, the Olympic lifts require the highest level of focus on precision and attention to detail.  It can take thousands of reps (translation: months, years even) to get consistent and feel sharp when Olifting.  There are so many parts of the movement that need to happen correctly and in sequence, that we often find ourselves over thinking and thus thinking in itself becomes unproductive.  Rather than trying to focus on and fix everything at once, choose one or two cues that work well for you.  Repeat them in your head as you set up for your lift.  Ie: “Heels, finish.”  Remember to keep it simple.  Perfect one thing at a time and then move on to your next priority.


Snatch + Hang Snatch


5 Rounds

200m Row

1 Rope Climb

12 Ball Slams