While we are all training to get ready for the spring season, we are not all at the same place. Below are four key points for you to keep in mind. This document will describe each of these points and suggest a training plan to help you transition to spring track and field.
"90% of all missed lifts are attributed t the feet," according to Coach Mike Burgener of Mike's Gym. Given the importance of foot work in in the olympic lifts I was motivated to research what constitutes the proper stance and footwork in the olympic lifts. Not surprisingl, there doesn't' seem to be a consensus among coaches and athletes, but two trends did emerge.
One school of thought comes from Greg Everett of Catalyst Athletic and the author of Olympic Weightlifting. The other comes from Kelly Starrett of Mobility WOD and author of Becoming a Supple Leopard. Here is my interpretation of their stance...