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paudie roche



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:14 am    Post subject: Teaching weighlifting to teenagers Reply with quote

Hey all,
Currently I am putting together a syllabus and information leaflet for teaching the Classical lifts. This info will be mainly aimed at sports coaches and teachers who have no lifting backround and will have to be informative yet simple. i have loads of ideas for teaching the various stages of the lifts that will only require the teacher/coach to be proficent at checking body postion and basic mechanics as they are not weightlifting coaches. i was wondering do any of you know off or have come across other methods which are fun. i.e drop overheads and frog walks for kids, medball overhead squats etc. I am trying to use minimal equipment as some coaches/teachers will have little access to bars etc
Thank you for any help you can provide- Stay strong
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe have a look at the crossfit site. If they do not have a bar which would be the miminal amount of equipment then maybe their gyms would have access to dumbbells or kettlebells?

From speaking to the guy who runs the gym here he has experimented in the past with a number of the athletes (male/female) on doing snatches with dumb bells.

Speak to Colin Buckley but I would have thought the best way, for teachers especially, to become proficient would be to enroll on a Level 1 IAWLA course. In a space limited leaflet I think it will be quite a challenge to describe the movements, how the steps in the technique are typically taught and various safety aspects.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paudie,

I help coach at a gym just to try and learn how to coach the lifts. The owner writes an article for a local magazine now and again. The last article he wrote involved describing the use of power cleans for athletic development and some quick pointers.

Don't know if it is of any use but try this link:
http://www.rossstrengthandspeed.com/Powerlifting.pdf

Its quite a big document so if that does not work maybe try from main website page which is: http://www.rossstrengthandspeed.com/ and look for the link entitled 'Power Cleans for Athletic Development'
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