Ryan Riess attended one of the earliest Underground Strength Coach Certifications.
He hit the nail on the head with his response:
- Build the foundation
- When ready, teach the Olympic lifts
- The benefits of Olympic lifting in terms of explosive power, mobility and athleticism are awesome
On the flip side:
- They DO take a lot of time to teach, even an expert Coach has to understand that training athletes in sports is not something you get to do 5 x week. These athletes are at sports clubs working on athletic skills. MOST of our athletes at The Underground train 2 x week. That's only 2 hours of training
- When others argue with me that athletes should learn O Lifts from the get go they have very likely NOT seen the state of fitness / strength levels that athletes have nowadays, even high level athletes. There is a HUUUUGE strength deficit, one that is shockingly poor.
I am personally implementing the Olympic Lifts into my own training. I LOVE them and am only a rank beginner.
If you're a Performance Coach, I would love to hear your experiences with teaching the O Lifts to athletes. Drop a comment below, thanks in advance!
Live The Code!
PS: Click HERE to see our up coming Underground Strength Coach Certification.
Both NJ And Austin Certs are discounted for NOW.